Wednesday, March 24, 2010

No fuss corn salad

When we have to entertain and plan to serve a starter or salad we tend to think about the all so predictable green salad.But sometimes we do not have the cucumbers or carrots handy. We can still attempt to dish out a bright and yummy sald with ingredients in our freezer and pantry.You do not have to chop much and can assemble this mess free salad just minutes before the guests arrive. I could try to take this as an additional item for my potluck party at my friends place along with a main vegetable and dessert. It goes along just great with our rice and rotis and veggies and similarly as a side dish with non-vegetarian entrees.


1 200 -250 gm pack of frozen sweet corn

2-3 tbsp roasted red peppers { easily available in jars at supermarkets and grocers}

If not just grill some red peppers after smearing them with olive oil and slicing them till the skin starts to char and it gives out a smoky aroma.

2 tsp lemon juice

2 tsp extra virgin olive oil



1 tsp red hot cayenne pepper sauce( Franks red hot wings sauce)

1 tbsp drained marinated capers

cilantro/coriander leaves for garnish


In a bowl just combine the thawed and lightly steamed( I use the ziploc steam bags that way no vessels to clean after preparing) corn and capers.

Mix the extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice salt and pepper in a small cup and pour this vinaigrette dressing over the corn .

Also add to this the marinated roasted red peppers slightly cut into small strips and the hot sauce and mix well.

Garnish it with finely chopped cilantro leaves and keep it refrigerated until you are ready to serve.

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