Do you love cilantro? If so, you will just love this Cilantro Corn Salad recipe. It is perfect for your next barbecue pitch-in or cook out.
We LOVE corn salad around here. LOVE it! Fresh corn off the cob, fresh tomatoes…. mmmmm.
We fix up our Summer Corn Salad (recipe coming soon) a lot around here. Especially when the sweet corn and tomatoes are good and ripe, fresh from the farm stand. My recipe has avocado and lime in it, however, when I was flipping through the new Grilling and Campfires Cooking cookbook from Gooseberry Patch and saw this recipe that used red wine vinegar and cilantro instead.
Puddie loves cilantro, so I knew I had to give it a try.
Microwaving Corn on the Cob
You start by cooking up your corn. I do this in my microwave most of the time, but you can also do it on the grill or by boiling it in a pot on the stove.
I usually shuck my corn and toss them into a shallow casserole dish. Then I add just enough water to cover the bottom of the dish.
I then cover the dish with plastic wrap. I prefer to use Press’n Seal because I don’t like to have arguments with my plastic wrap in the kitchen… just a preference I have.
I then microwave for 6 minutes and check to see if the corn is done. If it isn’t done, I usually turn the cobs, recover and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Once it is done, I pour off the water and immediately run cold water into the dish to begin cooling the corn down enough so I can handle it to cut off the cob with my Corn Zipper.
Cilantro Corn Salad
Once the corn is ready, the rest of the salad is easy. Just chop up some tomatoes, some red onion, some cilantro and toss with red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and season to taste.
Easy peasy… and oh-so delicious!
Cilantro Corn Salad
- 6 ears corn on the cob- husked cooked and cut off the cob
- 3-4 large tomatoes- chopped
- 3/4 cup red onion- chopped
- 1/2 cup cilantro- chopped
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 T red wine vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add all ingredients into a bowl and toss to combine flavors well.
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