Food

Corn Connection

August 27, 2014

lifecornRelax inside or outside with this fresh and easy, colorful summer salad to accompany your guests and the hot weather! It’s quick to throw together—so just sit back and enjoy the last days of summer.

Easy Corn Salad

Nutritional benefits of Corn:

  • Magnesium
  • Fiber
  • Folate
  • Thiamin
  • Phosphorous
  • Vitamin C

Ingredients:
1⁄2 bag frozen corn
1 can drained and rinsed black beans
1 diced bell pepper
3 washed, checked, and chopped scallions (How to wash scallions: http://www.ou.org/life/food/good-
soba/)
2 tbsp dried cilantro
2 tbsp mustard
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly greased baking sheet spread out the frozen corn and bake for 10-15 minutes or until corn is tender. Alternatively, boil 1-2 tbsp of water on the stove, add corn and cook for 3-5 minutes until corn is tender.

2) For the dressing: whisk together the mustard, lime juice, vinegar, and olive oil. In a bowl mix together the corn, black beans, bell pepper, scallions, and cilantro, toss with the dressing and season with salt and pepper.

(recipe adapted from www.foodnetwork.com)