What is not to love about fresh corn, especially fresh corn salad? The concept of fresh corn salad came to me because last year I made something with corn where I had to cut it off the cob and I thought to myself “mmm… what does raw corn taste like?”. I took a bite and was BLOWN away! It was so juicy and sweet – yes I realize its like this too when its cooked but its flavor was so delicious and new to me.
I started to conceptualize in my head a salad with uncooked corn and after a little bit of this and a dash of that, voila! ‘fresh corn salad’ was born 🙂 I am totally making this for this weekend’s Labor Day cookout we are attending! What are your plans? Please tell me in the comments section below 🙂
- 2 Ears of Corn
- 1 Celery Stalk Sliced
- 1 tbsp chives Chopped
- ½ Lime
- Salt To Taste
- 1 tbsp Cilantro Chopped
- Sour Cream Dollop (optional)
- Wash your celery stalk, thinly slice it and place in a large bowl. Wash the cilantro and chives (enough to get 1 tbsp when chopped), gently pat dry with a paper towel and chop. Place in the bowl with celery.
- Shuck your corn and peel off any little hairs that are left. With a large knife carefully cut off the corn kernels as close to the cob as you can (this will get kind of messy LOL. Be careful not to have the corn slip while you're cutting!). Place the corn kernels in the bowl with the celery and chives.
- Sprinkle a dash of salt and mix the corn, celery, chives and cilantro. Squeeze the half of lime over it and mix again. Serve with a dollop of sour cream over it.
Here is a short video to show you how to cut corn off the cob