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corn salad recipe with step by step photos – easy, tasty and healthy recipe of salad made with sweet corn, cucumber, onion and spices + herbs.

sweet corn salad

summers are the time for salads and light meals. i will be sharing some more salad recipes along with quick meals that can be made in summers. its so hot in these months and in the kitchen it even becomes more hot. i try to keep my cooking easy and not complicated during the summer months.

most salads can be had as a brunch or as a light meal. for some carbs, you can accompany a few slices of toast. i make this salad with different combinations of spices and adding various veggies. carrots, beetroots go very well. even tomatoes can be added. since i have moved to a new house and still not completely settled, i have minimal veggies in kitchen. so added cucumber and onions. please do add your own choice of veggies, spices and herbs when you make this salad. a lot of permutations and combinations are possible in this recipe. i have kept the spicing minimal and this is a simple, basic salad recipe.

i have used fresh sweet corn. though even tinned corn be used. but i do suggest using fresh corn as the taste of salad is better with fresh corn.

how to make sweet corn salad

1. first steam or boil fresh 2 medium corn cobs till the kernels are tender. you can steam them in a pressure cooker, steamer or electric cooker. i cooked them in a pressure cooker in 1.5 cups water for 5 whistles. you can also cook them in a pan. add the corn cobs and water in a pan. cover and cook till the corn kernels become tender. add more water if required while cooking.

corn for sweet corn salad recipe

2. let the corn cobs become warm or cool down. then carefully scrape off the corn kernels with a knife.

corn for sweet corn salad recipe

3. add the corn kernels in a mixing bowl.

corn for sweet corn salad recipe

4. add ¼ cup finely chopped onion, ⅓ to ½ cup finely chopped cucumber and 1 tbsp chopped coriander or ½ tbsp chopped parsley.

making sweet corn salad recipe

5. sprinkle ¼ tsp red chilli powder or cayenne pepper and ¼ tsp roasted cumin powder.

making sweet corn salad recipe

6. now add ½ to 1 tsp lemon juice. add lemon juice as per your taste preferences. sometimes i also add 1 to 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil. if you want you can add extra virgin olive oil too.

making sweet corn salad recipe

7. mix and toss everything very well.

making sweet corn salad recipe

8. serve corn salad immediately. or you can chill in the fridge and serve later. for more corn recipes, you can check this collection of 22 corn recipes.

sweet corn salad recipe
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corn salad

5 from 3 votes
indian style corn salad recipe - easy and tasty recipe of salad made with sweet corn, cucumber, onion and spices + herbs.
corn salad recipe, sweet corn salad recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:25 mins
Course:side dish,snacks,starters
Cuisine:indian
Servings (change the number to scale):3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

INGREDIENTS

  • 400 grams corn cobs (makai ke dane) or 2 medium sized corn cobs
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped or ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 small to medium cucumber, finely chopped or ⅓ to ½ cup finely chopped cucumber
  • ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder or cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon roasted cumin powder (bhuna jeera powder)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves or ½ tablespoon chopped parsley
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon lemon juice, add as per taste
  • salt as required

INSTRUCTIONS

boiling corn for salad

  • first steam or boil fresh 2 medium corn cobs till the kernels are tender. you can steam them in a pressure cooker, steamer or electric cooker. 
  • i cooked them in a pressure cooker in 1.5 cups water for 5 whistles. you can also cook them in a pan. add the corn cobs and water in a pan. cover and cook till the corn kernels become tender. add more water if required while cooking.
  • let the corn cobs become warm or cool down. then carefully scrape off the corn kernels with a knife.

making corn salad

  • add the corn kernels in a mixing bowl.
  • add 1/4 cup finely chopped onion, 1/3 to 1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber and 1 tbsp chopped coriander or 1/2 tbsp chopped parsley.
  • sprinkle 1/4 tsp red chilli powder or cayenne pepper and 1/4 tsp roasted cumin powder.
  • now add 1/2 to 1 tsp lemon juice. add lemon juice as per your taste preferences. sometimes i also add 1 to 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil. if you want you can add extra virgin olive oil too.
  • mix and toss everything very well.
  • serve sweet corn salad immediately. or you can chill in the fridge and serve later.

NUTRITION INFO (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
corn salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 801mg35%
Potassium 549mg16%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 370IU7%
Vitamin C 15.3mg19%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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11 comments/reviews

  1. My father who is a direct descendant of an American Indian tribe from The Virginia area, used to make Indian Corn Salad for our family. Living on a small farm in upper New York State, where my father also maintained a large vegetable garden, we always had more corn than we could use, so my mother would often make this salad for Company each summer. Her version on the basic Recipe was to add a little finely chopped onion, pimento and parsley and served it on a bed of butter leaf lettuce with just a little lime juice squeezed over the corn salad or spicy brown mustard added to the corn when preparing the corn. I can not remember any summer dinner without Corn salad, our family and friends just loved this. Try it, you too will like it.5 stars

    • thanks a lot greg for sharing your father’s recipe of corn salad. since corn is in season in india now, i will give a try to the recipe. thanks again.

  2. When sweet corn is pressure cooked, it will loss its sweetness. In a bowl add some water. On top of it place a sieve plate. Add corn on the sieve plate. Now cover with a lid. Cook for 10 mins. The steam will cook the corn.

    • thankyou mamatha for sharing your suggestions 🙂 but what i find is that even with pressure cooking the sweetness remains intact. i also steam the sweet corn at times both in cooker as well as in electric cooker and i feel there is no difference in the sweetness between steamed, boiled or pressure cooked corn.