Friday, August 24, 2012

Mexican Corn Salad


     The end of Summer is winding down and I can't think of a better way to celebrate than
      to have a little feast with this Mexican Corn Salad and an ice cold beer or sparkling
      water. I love all things mexican. I make a few corn salads but this one is my favorite.
                Once you try it....it will be yours too. A perfect light and healthy meal.

                                                                   Mexican Corn Salad

                      4 (16 oz) bags frozen corn, thawed or fresh when in season.
                      3 bell peppers, red, orange and green, diced
                      1 jalapeño ( optional
                      1 red onion, diced
                      1 small container cherry tomatoes
                      1 avocado , cubed
                      2 garlic cloves, minced
                      1/2 cup queso fresco cheese
                      1/2 cup cilantro or fresh basil
                      salt and pepper
                      1/2 teaspoon cumin
                      1/4 teaspoon oregano
                      3 tablespoons olive oil
                      4 limes, juiced

            1) In a large bowl mix first 7 ingredients.
            2) In a small bowl mix, lime juice, olive oil, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper.
            Pour over salad. Add basil and queso fresco

               

63 comments:

  1. What a perfect Friday post. Love the colors and the happiness. Bring on the weekend parties!

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  2. I love all the flavors in this salad. You're absolutely right - it's perfect for the end of summer with an ice-cold Corona.

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  3. I will have to try this for sure. Love corn with my mexican dishes!

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  4. My boys are crazy for corn and they would love this! Love the picture as well!

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  5. NOM! Oh my gosh- summer in a bowl! Want!!

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  6. Mmmm yum. I wonder what queso fresco is similar to….I don't see that often 'round these parts. Off to google it - thanks for another recipe that has my mouth watering!! Hope you're enjoying the tail end of summer - although does summer ever end in CA??? :)

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  7. Oh my - looks delicious Val!! Going to have to try it!

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  8. Love how colorful this is! Sounds so yummy!
    xx

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  9. Definitely making this one soon Val...maybe even tomorrow! :-) I wanted to tell you too that I made your peach pizza and it is my new favorite. BEYOND delicious! Thanks for sharing these amaazing recipes with us!
    Vanessa

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  10. Considering I grew up in the corn state of Indiana I have to say this looks delicious & festive too with all those colors!

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  11. I'm like you always looking for a new corn salad recipe. This one looks really good. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  12. This looks so yummy! I've yet to have any fresh corn this summer and time is running out. I think I'd pair this with some grilled fish and a margarita!

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  13. Some of my all-time favorite ingredients are in this one dish. It looks so good and I love all of the colors! I hope you have a good weekend!

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  14. Oh yummy! This looks so good, Val. Happy weekend to you :)

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  15. That looks really good Val. Really fresh. How about with a fish taco or two? Now i'm hungry... Have a good weekend, Ciao

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  16. Yum!! Mexican is my new fave!!

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  17. Looks delicious-I love fresh summer salads!

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  18. This looks amazing!! My family had quesadillas tonight... these would have gone perfectly with them!

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  19. oh my goodness, so colorful and fresh, love it!

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  20. Hi there,
    Can't wait to try this. Wondering how big your bags of corn are? Trying to get an approximate measurement so I can go buy some today.
    Jenn

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  21. thank you so much!

    love this salad! <3

    HIP&CHIPS

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  22. This looks like a fresh and colorful salad! Absolutely wonderful!

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  24. wow this looks absolutely delicious! love all the vivid color!

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  25. Looks like the perfect summer salad. Exactly what I'm looking for this upcoming weekend :) xoxo

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  26. Ooo, yum.. this sounds so delish! I love a good corn salad too and this one sounds like it's right up my alley. Paired with an ice cold beer.. perfection :)

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  27. Anything with corn is amazing! I must try this.

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  28. Looks delicious, I love Mexican found too, well anything associated with Mexico to be honest hehe x

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  29. This looks amazing! I must try this. xo

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  30. What a gorgeous summer salad! I want to stuff my face in this right now!!! :)

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  31. okay now THIS might be my favorite new recipe of yours, it looks amazing and easy!

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  32. This is basically what I've been eating all summer long. So colorful and festive, not to mention pretty dang good for ya!

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  33. that looks insanely! damn! your recipes are outta this world!

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  34. definitely my kind of salad :) yum!!

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  35. This is so beautiful and vibrant and a perfect way to end the summer!

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  36. Corn salad! Why has this never come into my life? I think I have fallen in love.

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  37. Oh yes, this is happening...like *now*! I love corn salads and this one looks particularly delish! Have a great weekend, pretty lady!

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  38. This looks delish Val! Very refreshing for an end of summer meal with a couple of coronas!

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  39. I used to not like corn but it's hard not to like anything so delicious. This looks awesome and really a great way to send off summer!

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  40. What a flavorful way to use the bountiful corn at the farmers' markets now! I made something similar as a side dish for our daughter's birthday dinner last weekend and loved it.

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  41. Dear Val,

    I've missed you! Just wanted to tell you that my mom passed away over the summer, suddenly. When I was going through her house I found a binder dedicated to just your recipes. I told you before she loved your blog and I just thought you would get a kick out of that. It's been a tough time. Totally devastating. But, trying to move on. I love this recipe and glad to be reading again. Take care,

    Shauna

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  42. Another of your amazing salads. You are the salad Queen!

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  43. I am going to make this, I know my kids and my hubby would love it too! Great photo! XOXO ~Liz

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  44. I ate something similar today, I just love mexican food!

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  45. So glad I'm reading this before our summer in Oz starts - I now have some amazing recipes thank to you!

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  46. Oh my goodness.. my mouth is watering! This looks so good!

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  47. This looks delish!! I would love to make this.

    *Erin

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  48. This looks lovely! SO bright and cheery! I love it.

    Sarahx

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  49. I am accepting that it is officially winter. And it hurts my heart, but this is helping!

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  50. How many servings does this make?

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  51. Loving everything about this salad! OH YUM!

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  52. OMG, I need it! It looks so tasty! =P

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  53. This looks amazing!! My family had quesadillas tonight... these would have gone perfectly with them! - See more at: http://valsocal.blogspot.com/2012/08/mexican-corn-salad.html#sthash.ZIc1QfSh.dpuf

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