Thursday, June 21, 2012

Welcome in Summer with Summer Blueberry Corn Salad

hello summer.



I love summer salads.  All the fresh ingredients and they sure go great with a hot summer afternoon.  I came across this little salad on Two Peas blog, and thought, "how strange....blueberries and corn".  I love both and tried it tonight to go along with our burgers.  It was a hit.  The sweetness of the blueberries and corn, the crunchiness of the cucumbers and the kick of the jalapenos make it perfect for your summer bbq, picnic or light side to your meal.  I didn't have jalapenos so I subbed a pinch of cayenne pepper and it did the trick.  This salad can be made ahead of time which makes it super easy for you busy moms!

So let's all welcome the first day of Summer ....enjoy!

Summer Blueberry Corn Salad

Ingredients:

6 ears fresh sweet corn, husked
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cucumber, sliced
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

1. In a large pot, bring water to boiling. Add corn. Cook for 5 minutes, or until tender. When cool enough to handle, cut corn from the cobs.

2. In a large serving bowl, combine corn, blueberries, cucumber, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeno. To make the dressing, whisk together lime juice, oil, honey, cumin, salt, and pepper. Pour dressing over salad and stir until combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

5 comments:

Phanit said...

This looks delicious! The addition of blueberries sounds very interesting, I'll definitely try.

Sweetheart Diary said...

Wow looks so yummy! :)

S. Franklin said...

Oh my that looks good! New follower from That Friday blog hop.

Ann said...

All right, all right. I guess this busy mom can give it a try. :)

lifesbetterthemilkyway said...

That looks strangely delicious, thanks for sharing.