corn and jalapeno salad

April 30th, 2011

Ok, so, I’m officially that girl who got up at six in the morning to watch William and Kate tie the knot yesterday (and then got home at 7:30 pm and watched the whole thing all over again, not even kidding).  And I wasn’t even remotely disappointed — everything was a beautiful as I expected.  I’ll admit, though, I’m a little bit of a wedding sap — I don’t think I’ve ever been to one without crying! 

And on a fashion note… I wonder if hats will make a comeback this year?  All those crazy fascinators, part of me kind of wants one!

But on to more important things — like this recipe!  The weather finally took a turn for the better this week in NYC, and I celebrated by breaking out the sundresses and LOTS of fresh veggies.  This spicy, healthy salad is perfect if you’re looking to be bathing-suit-ready in a month or so, or just if you’re looking for something quick and delicious!

Corn and Jalapeno Salad

2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp champagne vinegar
1 tsp lemon juice
3 cups fresh corn kernels (from about 3 ears), boiled for about 5 minutes
1 plum tomato, diced
1 shallot, peeled and diced
2 jalapeno peppers (use only one if you want it mildly spicy)
1 small can water chestnuts (available in asian sections of grocery stores)

Slice the jalapeno peppers in half.  If you prefer a less spicy salad, remove the seeds from the peppers.  Cut the peppers into thin slices.  Drain the water from the water chestnuts can and dice them as well.  Toss together the corn, tomato, shallot, peppers, water chestnuts.  Add the olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice, plus any salt and pepper, and toss again.  Serve.

Tags: appetizers · food · salads · side dishes

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Shasie // Apr 30, 2011 at 9:39 am

    LOL, I didn’t get up to watch, but I did watch it replayed. I loved the hats and fascinators that the guest wore. Made me want to go out and get some!

    Today is the last day to enter my Flowers From Fatima Giveaway

  • 2 Rosemaryandthegoat // Apr 30, 2011 at 10:08 am

    I got up at 3:00 central time and was DEAD all day and then rewatch highlights that night. Took 3 hour nap though during the day. How did you get the salad to stay together when you put it in ring?

  • 3 Rosemaryandthegoat // Apr 30, 2011 at 10:09 am

    I forgot to say. I am making Eaton Mess tonight in honor of the wedding. I don’t know if they had that at their dinner but I saw it in one of the pre wedding shows about Royal foods etc….will be posting Tuesday or Wednesday.

  • 4 Joanne // Apr 30, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Bathing suit ready is EXACTLY what I want to be!  This looks delicious!

    I don’t own a television so I had an excuse to just sleep in and see the recaps online later…otherwise I probably would have been up…eyes glued to the tv screen.

  • 5 Katy // Apr 30, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Rosemary — it wasn’t easy!  I snapped one or two pics before it fell.  I pressed them in tightly with a spoon and sprayed the ring with cooking spray, which helped a lot.

  • 6 Pearl (Crunch and Chew) // Apr 30, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    This looks so light and refreshing!
    I watched the wedding twice through, too – I loved every bit of it.

  • 7 Belly B // May 1, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I didn’t get to watch the wedding but I saw the pictures and it was sooo beautiful!! 2 words. Kate’s. Dress.

    Belly B

  • 8 Ann Marie // May 6, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    I made this the other night- adding black beans and avocado…so delicious! We couldn’t stop eating it :). Thanks for the great idea!

    ps – saw the tweet from my friend Ally (paintedladydresses) – love the dress you had on! Isn’t she the sweetest?! I love all her dresses!

    Best, Ann Marie

  • 9 Katy // May 6, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    She is fabulous — and OMG, the dresses are gorgeous.  So glad you tried the recipe!!!

  • 10 direct links // Jun 2, 2011 at 3:06 am


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