Spicy Corn Salad

August 22, 2012

Author Notes: One of my favorite recipes for sweet summer corn is a cold, gingered corn soup with a sesame oil, chili-garlic drizzle. All the flavors pair so well and I figured it would be equally good as a side dish. I’ve had a real see-saw of luck on my corn this year. Some ears are beautiful and some are toothless wonders, but most taste pretty darn good. So I harvested a pile and made this dish. It goes wonderfully with gingerroot's Shiso Chicken Wings, btw.savorthis

Serves: 2



  • 2 cups corn
  • 2 red chilis, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 2 teaspoons green onion, thinly sliced
  • 5 basil leaves, in chiffonade
  • 3 sprigs cilantro, chopped
  • salt & pepper

Sesame Chili Drizzle

  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon mirin
In This Recipe


  1. Cook garlic, ginger, chilis and green onion in a tablespoon of oil until just starting to brown. Add corn and cook a few minutes more. If your corn is not as fabulously sweet as it should be you can add a pinch of sugar. Season with salt and pepper and stir in cilantro and basil.
  2. Mix all drizzle ingredients and toss into corn mixture. Enjoy room temperature.

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