Corn and Blueberry Salad: Go-to Recipe #4

September 2, 2010

I guess because it’s Labor Day week, I’m feeling a bit nostalgic about Summer’s End. Although, around here, Summer lasts until October. So who am I kidding? We’ll be eating summer salads until the day before Halloween. I have about 10 more to add to this list, and here’s one of them.

Corn and Blueberry Salad

4 ears of fresh corn

1 cup of blueberries

1 large cucumber, sliced

1/4 cup finely chopped onion (I like red)

1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

Juice of 1 lime

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 tablespoon of honey

1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin

Cook the corn: Place in a pot of boiling water, covered, for 5 minutes. And when it’s cool, cut it off the cob.

Make the dressing: Combine lime juice, oil, honey, cumin and a tiny bit of salt.

Put all these things* in a bowl: Combine corn, blueberries, cucumber, onion, cilantro,  jalapeno and dressing.

And you’re done.

*Sometimes I add chicken or shrimp to this. Which is awesome too.

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  • Reply Barchbo September 3, 2010 at 9:30 am

    I would definitely love it with chicken or shrimp – yum! Does it freeze?!

  • Reply Cindy September 3, 2010 at 11:02 am

    This looks really yummy. I don’t think I would ever have paired corn and blueberries, but I just might have to now. And I know what you mean about summer’s end. September showed up and BAM cue the Fall weather here. I had to wear gloves while riding the scooter into work this morning. GLOVES!

  • Reply Isabel Kallman @AlphaMom September 5, 2010 at 8:21 am

    love this.

    Just decided to revise my 40 By 40 List and was inspired by you to include a go-to recipe list. But i’m not nearly as adventuress. I’m only including 25 recipes. AND, they need to be the easiest recipes known to mankind.

    I’m also going to make my own Blurb cookbook with them when they’re all found and tested.

    The beach house I’m renting has a great selection of old cookbooks including a series no longer in print. She’s got a series called the Best Recipes in America (from 2000, etc). It’s an anthology of the best recipes printed from that year in magazines, cookbooks and the web. I read and culled through all seven books. Went to Staples and made photocopies of my faves and now testing and refining my favorite recipes.

    I’ll send you copies of my faves. There’s definitely a trend: i favor chicken parts cooked any way, anything breaded in panko, asparagus, leafy salads with fruit and cheese, poached egg dishes, and lemony pasta. hmmm.

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