Make Ahead

Fresh Corn and Watermelon Salad

September  7, 2012
0 Ratings
Photo by Vickie Marshall
  • Serves 6-8
Author Notes

For years and years, my dad has always put out the best garden.

As he toils and fusses over every square inch, the end result is a bountiful plot of land, brimming with the best veggies and fruits from the finest Indiana soil. And even with a bad back and record breaking drought conditions this year, Dad didn’t disappoint.

His zucchini have been known to reach baseball bat status (see my Blueberry Lemon Zucchini Bundt Cake video), and the tomatoes, green beans and cucumbers grow aplenty. But it’s the bi-color sweet corn and watermelon that reign supreme for me.

Admittedly, I’ve never had the two together before…

until now.

I remember the ever-present bowl of cucumber/onion salad that Dad used to keep pickling in the fridge. So I set out to create that fresh clean flavor in a salad with a bit of a sweeter composition. It’s crisp, it’s bright, and goes well with any grilled summer fare.

The important part of the process is to let the salad marinate for a few hours, stirring occasionally to get all the veggies a chance to swim in the juice. —Sherry K-Jazzy Gourmet

What You'll Need
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups fresh corn off the cob, cooked
  • 1 1/2 cups diced watermelon
  • 2/3 cup shelled edamame, cooked in salted water
  • 1/3 cup finely diced cucumber, peeled and seeded
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced red onion
  • 1 heaping tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and cracked pepper to taste
  1. Stir together vinegar, honey and lime juice in a medium bowl. Add corn, watermelon, edamame, cucumber, onion and cilantro. Stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let marinate in fridge for a few hours, stirring occasionally to allow all the veggies a chance to swim in the juice.

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Cherjh7 October 10, 2014
I am a little late in the season but I made this today and it is lovely! I love the vibrant tastes. It is also a dish that would be welcome in a large crowd as the components are generally liked by even picky eaters. Well done and many thanks!!!