Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sassy Corn Salad

The two ears of corn in my fridge gave me the chance to re-create a side dish I enjoyed a while back at El Scorcho. It reminded me of the flavors in pico de gallo, but with corn as the main ingredient rather than tomatoes. I have no idea whether this is how El Scorcho makes their version, but this turned out pretty tasty. Fresh, tangy, and a little spicy, this could be served as a salsa with chips too.

Sassy Corn Salad
Serves 2

corn kernels from 2 ears corn, about 2 cups
1/2 large jalapeno, minced
1/4 cup loosely packed cilantro, chopped
about 6 cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
1 scallion, chopped
juice from 1/2 lime
1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and allow to marinate for about 15 minutes. Serve at room temp or chilled.


  1. Mmmm I love corn. This salad looks incredible.

    I love your blog!

  2. Yum. Corn and cherry tomatoes are both so good right now.

  3. Anything with the name Sassy HAS to be tasty.
    I just love corn so much....and this salad sounds like it could be tasty just about any time of the I guess you could use canned corn as well?

    Great entry Lisa! Thanks!

  4. that looks bloody sassy as hell, and right up my street. may i say, i really love your impromptu recipes. they are quite entertaining and come with some circumstance behind them. see me, when i cook, it takes a huge pre-planned event to buy ingredients and figure out how i will make food obey me. i envy your dominance of pre-existing ingredients. you manage to make dishes so photogenic and delicious sounding!

  5. it looks very yummy,
    thanks for sharing me....

  6. I just want to second what quarrygirl said - you are an incredibly talented impromptu cook. It's something I really wish I was better at.

    You also take amazing photographs. Great post!

  7. If you can imagine, I have plenty of sweet corn to try this out with! Perfect for summer.

  8. That sounds like a great idea for my next raw food day! I love pico, and I bet this is even better.

  9. that looks rEEEAAALLLY good, and perfect for the hot summer weather. i am craving something cool and refreshing.

  10. Oh my Mexican goodness - yum! I can almost taste this on a freshly baked tortilla chip. Mmmmmmm, it sounds so good. I'm taking down this recipe!

  11. Thanks Katie!

    Trina, this sure is the time to enjoy them.

    Vegan Cowgirl, canned corn would work just fine!

    QuarryGirl, thanks so much. I've been trying to get better at starting with ingredients first, and then figuring out what to make, which helps me cut down waste and cook more seasonally. It's an adjustment!

    eldivenlerim, thanks!

    Jennycestcake, so kind of you to say! I can't wait to stop by your blog to see what you've got going on.

    Rural Vegan, awesome! I've really enjoyed fresh corn recently.

    Alice, I might up the jalapeno next time for more spice.

    Bianca, I love pico too. I have some tomatoes that might require a batch!

    Jennifer, hope you like it! It would be a nice condiment on one of your awesome tacos.

    Thanks Aly! I like the colors too.

  12. Yay for sassy corn! I just love it when my food has an attitude :)

    Great looking salad - I bet it's fresh & delicious!


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