Thursday, June 3, 2010

Chef Chuck's Sweet Corn Salad



Insalata di Mais


A sweet corn salad is the perfect summer side dish to accompany any meal. Using all organic vegetables ensures a healthy salad, lightly coated with balsamic, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper. Customize your corn salad with your families favorite vegetables.

Sweet Corn Salad

6 corn on the cob
1/2 red bell pepper
2 celery stalks
1/4 white onion
2 red potatoes
2 tablespoons parmigiano cheese, shaved
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 part balsamic vinegar
3 parts olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
salt and pepper to taste


Cook corn on the cob and cut kernels off. Boil potatoes till fork tender and cut in small chunks. Chop pepper, celery and onions in small chunks. Place all vegetables in a bowl and combine balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper and pour over corn salad. Top with parmigiano cheese and fresh parsley.

10 comments:

  1. I love a good corn salad or corn salsa and it is perfect that all the sweet corn is at its peak now. Great idea with the parmesan in there as I have never tried it that way. A little Italian kick in there never hurt! Great recipe, Chef. Lovely as well.

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  2. Thanks for your wonderful comment! You are so kind and intuitive in cooking! Thank you :)
    O yes we are Italian!

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  3. Do you know what happens to me when I look at your recipes? You take me back to my childhood in Argentina...Do you know why? Did you know that the biggest Italian community outside Italy is in Argentina? So, I grew up with all your dishes: your "jardinera" (in video), the braised meat, and mais, of course, I am from South America...Oh my! That food IS good !!! and my memories of a big family round the table...pasta on sundays!!
    Thanks God Italians exist !!!

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  4. Hi Cristina, Thank you for your comment, glad you enjoy my foods.Argentina I would like to visit one day! This is what it is all about, Food and Memories. I love it!!
    Grazie Grazie!!

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  5. I make a rice and corn salad that I serve at room temperature.Corn is great, isn't it?

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  6. Hi Joe, Rice sounds good! Corn is in season, ~Sweet~
    Thank you :)

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  7. Love this summery dish! I was just thinking of making something so similar!

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  8. Hi Ash, We both feel the seasonal change of foods!
    Thank you :)

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  9. YUM! I bet this would be awesome with some summer squash as well. Perfect dish :)

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  10. Hi Erica, I totally agree, maybe a some zucchini! Thank you :)

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