This zesty salad can be made with fresh or frozen sweet corn kernels. When you have some leftover cooked corn on the cob just cut off the kernels and whip up a salad. Since frozen corn is blanched (lightly cooked before freezing), you can use it right out of the freezer when making the salad. Add the amount of Tabasco sauce or chill powder you prefer to get the right amount of heat.
4 cups corn, freshly cooked or frozen (about 4 cobs)
1 large green or red pepper, or combination of both colours, chopped fine
6 green onions chopped
1/2 cup minced parsley
1 cup chopped tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
Mix all salad ingredients together in a serving bowl. Set aside.
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp mayonnaise (Hellmann’s Light works well)
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce, fresh minced chilis or chilli powder, to taste
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil, to taste
In a large bowl mix together all the dressing ingredients, except olive oil, until combined. Add olive oil in a slow stream, whisking until slightly thickened
Pour dressing over the other salad ingredients and toss gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight before serving.