Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Lemon flavored Corn Salad

Health experts recommend that we eat all the colors of vegetables and fruits each day. This is easier said than done, trying to include all colors of vegetables and fruits in each week itself can be quite challenging.

Healthy salads are a great way to include a variety of vegetables and fruits in our diet. Among salads I prefer light salads with interesting flavors and textures and rarely make salads with creamy or heavy dressing in it. So when the recipe for this salad caught my eye in a Sanjeev Kapoor cook book, it seemed perfectly right for a light dinner on a warm day.

I adapted the recipe from the book and made changes to suit our palate, this one turned out to be just fantastic. A colorful tasty salad that had a fantastic blend of textures and tastes. Definitely a keeper :-)

 Lemon flavored Corn Salad ~ Corn Salad | Veg Inspirations

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Ingredients and Method to make Lemon Flavored corn salad

1 1/2 cups sweet corn (fresh, frozen or canned) (see notes)
3 tomatoes deseeded and cut fine
1 green bell pepper / capsicum deseeded and cut fine
1/2 cup finely cut pineapple
crushed black pepper (according to taste)
salt to taste
2 small Indian or Thai variety green chillies (cut fine) or according to taste
3 mint leaves cut fine (optional )
Juice of half a lemon
half a handful of cilantro cut fine

Cook corn in sufficient water until soft. Drain and keep aside.

In a large bowl assemble tomatoes, green bell pepper and pineapple

Add cooked corn, crushed black pepper, green chillies, mint leaves, salt to taste and mix well.
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Add lemon juice, cilantro for garnish, mix well. Chill and serve

Notes
I used frozen sweet corn, in case you use canned corn wash thoroughly before use. In case you use fresh corn cook until soft on the stove top with sufficient water

27 comments :

Neha said...

Nice n yummy salad.. I too love salads without creams and not so heavy dressings.. :)

Prathibha said...

That looks so colorful usha..I m sure it would be very falvorful too..

lata raja said...

You said it all! How I wish I could have some of it right away. Definitely a keeper.

Priya said...

Refreshing salad, very colourful:)

sowmya.s said...

looks so refreshing...i would love to have that now..

Happy cook said...

Well this indeed looks so colourfull so it is also healthy and also good to look.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Salad looks so fresh and refreshing. So colorful YUM!

Priya Narasimhan said...

healthy looks colorful and healthy..i liked the idea of adding pineapple and pudina leaves..easy and tasty salad..

aquadaze said...

i simply love corn! Sounds perfect for a sunny day

Arch said...

FANTASTIC !! Going to make this real soon !

Indhu said...

love how colourful it looks... I love light salads like this one.. and your second picture is awesome :)

Cham said...

Very appetizing salad!

Gita said...

Some interesting combinations of sweet and tanginess going on in the salad Usha...looks very tasty :)

Valarmathi said...

Looks colorful and refreshing. Nice click.

jd said...

This looks really lovely - I really like the idea of letting the lemon shine through...

Yum!

Babli said...

Very beautiful presentation with lovely pictures. The salad looks fresh and refreshing.

Vegetation said...

Mmm I love salads and this one looks delightfully light and fresh! Yum!

miss v said...

wow. i love lemon-flavoured veggies and eat them all the time - but i don't think i've ever tried lemon-flavoured corn. i must!

AnuSriram said...

Very light and refreshing! Nice click!

Lisa said...

Lovely salad! Your pictures are delightful!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Healthy and wonderful salad! Very inviting click.

Happy diwali to you and your family dear Usha, may this diwali light up your life with prosperity and lots of happiness!!!

Dershana said...

Fresh!!!

Happy Deepavali Usha

Mriganayani said...

Usha -this looks perfect - especially following the Diwali heavy weekend! Looks so tempting and refreshing!

Preeti Kashyap said...

looks so colorful usha. wish i cld have some right away

Ashwini said...

lovely collection of salads.. first time in ur blog... great blog!!!

Check out mine in ur leisure time!!!

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

yumm dear...

Veena Theagarajan said...

looks yummy

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