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Summer Corn Salad

Recipe for August 14, 2011


Before you grow tired of just plain old corn on the cob you might like to try this easy corn salad recipe.  No cooking required and you can store it in a mason jar for easy transport to your summer picnic.

6 ears of corn*

1 large shallot*, minced

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

Scant 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt

2 tablespoons brown sugar

3 tablespoons sunflower oil

3/4 cup (4 oz.) toasted pepitas

3/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds

1 teaspoon oregano*


Shuck the corn and use a knife to cut the kernels from the cobs.  Place the kernels in a medium bowl with the shallot while you make the dressing.

Combine the lemon juice, salt, and sugar in a small bowl or jar.  Gradually add the oil, whisking vigorously until the dressing comes together.  Taste, and adjust with more lemon juice, salt or sugar, if needed.  This dressing should be on the sweet side, not overly tangy.

Just before serving, add the seeds to the bowl of corn along with 2/3 of the dressing.  Toss well, really get everything well coated.  If you want more dressing add more to taste.  Crush the oregano between your palms and let it shower down on to the salad.  Toss one more time and serve.


Serves 6 or more.

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*Ingredients can be found at the market