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Zesty Lime Corn Salad (raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free)

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Zesty-Lime-Corn-Salad-featureSometimes I just crave corn.  I love the fresh, sweet, pop that it has when you bite down.  As the summer temperatures rise I aim for dishes that are refreshing and light.  This recipe fits that bill to a “T”.

If you make this dish, please, please use only organic corn.  If you can’t get any fresh, organic corn in your supermarket or farmers market,  it is just fine to use frozen organic corn.  Just allow the corn to thaw prior to making the dish.

Whenever I have corn I am flooded with a memory that takes me back to my childhood days.  My Uncle Billy, whom I worshiped and adored growing up, used to meet up with a buddy of his in a corn field.

My uncle would put me on his shoulders and we would weave our way through the crazy maze of corn.  They would both whistle to act as beacons to find each other.  Back then I always “thought” I was the scout while perched on his shoulders,  straining my eyes to see through the corn stalks.

In reality the corn stalks were still just as tall as we were and I couldn’t see a darn thing…but none the less, I still felt important. :)

Make sure to use fresh ingredients so that all the wonderful fresh flavors shine through. If you are making this dish ahead of time, I would hold off on adding the avocado until you are ready to serve it.  This will keep the salad looking fresh.  You will also find a little puddle of “dressing” in the bottom of the bowl. Be sure to give the salad a good stir right before serving. I hope you enjoy this simple recipe. Blessings, amie sue

Ingredients:

yields 6 cups

  • 4 cups organic corn kernels
  • 1 cup (1 medium) diced red pepper/capsicum
  • 1 cup (1 large) finely diced vine ripened tomato ( I use cherry tomatoes)
  • 1 cup (1 large) avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup (1 small bunch) fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup diced Spring onion (include greens)
  • 1 Tbsp (2-3 cloves) finely chopped fresh garlic
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper to taste

Preparation:

  1. Soak the raw corn in some hot water for a few minutes and then drain.
  2. Combine the corn and all of the remaining ingredients together, stir and enjoy!
  3. This will keep for several days if stored chilled, in an airtight container.

 

6 thoughts on “Zesty Lime Corn Salad (raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free)

  1. Meagan says:

    Hi Amie Sue,

    My contributions to the family holiday table this year were two of your salads – your Zesty Lime Corn Salad and the Tahini Vegetable Medley. Everyone enjoyed them, regardless of dietary restrictions.

    The Zesty Lime Corn Salad was a huge hit with my 90 year old father-in-law. He said he hadn’t enjoyed corn that tasty in a very long time. I made sure he got extra to take home and enjoy the following day.

    Thanks again for your fabulous recipes!

    • amie-sue says:

      Oh how wonderful Meagan! I am so happy that these two dishes were apart of your family gathering and specially that you father-in-law found great pleasure in the Zesty Corn Salad!! Thank you for sharing this with me. Have a happy day, amie sue

  2. R'Mila says:

    Sooo yummy, yummy. Thanks for the simple & quick recipe.

  3. Dee says:

    I just made this! So yummy and refreshing..a new favorite!

  4. Shawnap says:

    I just made this and it is so good! I wasn’t even sure what to do with raw corn. I love your website! Keep up the good work.

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you Shawnap, I love this recipe too. It’s so light and refreshing. You make corn chips and wraps with corn as well. Have a wonderful day! amie sue

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