Simple sweetcorn salad (warm/cold)

I buy sweetcorn every time I do my grocery shopping when they’re in season. They make an awesome snack, especially when all you have to do is boil. They go quick in my house.

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I’ve used sweetcorn in salad before and in this other dish but it was not the main ingredient.  I was out with family having brunch at a local hotel one morning and one of the items in their brunch buffet was sweetcorn, lightly  speckled with little bits of red pepper for garnish. When I saw it I thought it would make a nice little colourful salad with more pepper. And that’s how this little salad began.

If you are a fan  of the sweet peppers then you will love this. It is very simple to make too. These photos show how to make the warm version of the salad, I explain how to do the cold version at the end (no photos though).

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So first, boil the corn and lightly season with salt. Once done, set aside to cool, then use a knife to nudge the corn out of the cob.

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Then prepare the onions and sweet peppers, I used both red and green. You don’t need a lot of either, just enough to colour and flavour. Plus if you use too much the pepper flavour will be overwhelming, the sweetcorn won’t come through much. Also just a bit of onion

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Then heat up some oil in a frying pan, just a little bit, not more than a tablespoon. Add in the chopped onion and peppers. Fry on medium heat… season with salt (keeping in mind that the sweet corn is already salted)

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Don’t allow the peppers to get soggy, add the sweetcorn within a minute or two and stir.

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Once the sweetcorn warms up leave it in there for another minute, then serve immediately.

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How pretty are those colours? And very tasty too! I recall there is a book out there called Eat Colour or something like that, I believe this would qualify as a one of the recipes. What say you?

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Try it this weekend! Enjoy it!

THE COLD VERSION:
When I was done, it occurred to me that this would work great as a cold salad too. So here is what you do to make the cold version: Prepare all the ingredients as above, but instead of the frying, put the chopped onions in some warm salty water for 3 minutes. Then drain them and mix with with the other ingredients in a large bowl. Add a light dressing of your choosing, just a little bit, and toss.

Try them both!
Let me know how you like them in the comments below!

Thanks for reading!

About aika

Making, eating and sharing good food are a splendid way to start, brake and end a day! I post good eats on www.pendolamama.co.ke. Life is a feast, eat up!

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