Fresh Corn Salad Tips
What other vegetables can I add to this fresh corn salad?
You can add many other vegetables to fresh corn salad based on what you find at the farmers market or what you’ve harvested from your own garden
. Try adding chopped raw zucchini, summer squash or some spicy hot peppers. If you have a bunch of green beans, blanch them
to brighten their color and soften them up a little before stirring them into the salad. Got a lot of fresh herbs
? Go ahead and grab a handful and toss them in!
Can the corn be added raw?
A lot of people don’t realize you can eat corn raw. In fact, it’s better for you since you won’t cook off any valuable nutrients and vitamins. You’ll be surprised at the fresh flavor and delicate crunch it has.
Can I use canned or frozen corn instead of fresh in this corn salad recipe?
When fresh corn isn’t available, you can use frozen corn in this salad. Frozen corn is picked at its peak of freshness and minimally processed, so it’s as close to fresh as you can get. Check out our collection of recipes using frozen corn
, like spoon bread
, fritter waffles
and shepherd’s pie
How do I store fresh corn salad?
You can store fresh corn salad, covered, in your refrigerator for 3-4 days. Keep in mind that the longer it sits, the more the veggies will release water, so we recommend serving it within 1 day of preparing it. If you need to store it for longer, keep the dressing separate from the veggies so they retain their crunch and moisture. Research contributed by James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor, Culinary
1/2 cup: 102 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.