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Colorful Corn Salad Recipe
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Colorful Corn Salad Recipe

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This colorful, tasty corn salad is an excellent way to perk up a summer picnic. The seasonings add a bold, refreshing Southwestern flavor that brings people back for seconds. It's nice to have a different kind of salad to share. -Helen Koedel, Hamilton, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:16-18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 16-18 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 cups diced green pepper
  • 2 cups diced sweet red pepper
  • 2 cups diced celery
  • 1 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 tablespoons lime juice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 60 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 251 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 12 ingredients. In a microwave-safe dish, combine oil and garlic. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 30 seconds. Cool. Whisk in lime juice. Pour over corn mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 16-18 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Colorful Corn Salad in Taste of Home August/September 1999, p25

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 60 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 251 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

"Tasty salad! Next time I'll add a jalapeno and use cilantro, I just wanted to give it a try as is first and I wasn't disappointed. I'll definitely make this again, hopefully with fresh corn."

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Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"Not bad. I added some jalapeños as well. I think I would reduce the cumin next time. I don't see shredded Parmesan cheese in the picture. Could it be grated Parmesan instead?"

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Reviewed Jul. 20, 2013

"Have made this dish countless times over the years. I added cilantro and a diced jalapeño. Always a hit!"

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Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

"I have made this salad several times since seeing it in the magazine. It has always been a big hit as a salad or salsa with chips. I will make it again in a few weeks."

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Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"This is a favorite for our family. I serve it with BBQ or any smoked meats in the summer. I add jalapeno's to taste (3 or 4 for us, we like it spicy). I have used red onion instead of green and that works great too. Fresh grilled corn is delicious if you live in corn country. The secret is the dressing and it is fantastic!"

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