How beautiful has the UK weather been for the last few days huh? Perfect BBQ weather, and perfect for my spiced sweetcorn salad!
With warmer weather in the summer, we often shy away from the hearty curries and go light with spiced meats and vegetables, stir fried or grilled and serve with lots of salad. It’s perfect summer food in my opinion, a little heat in your food actually helps to cool you down!
I’ve been seeing sweetcorn salads all over my Instagram feed and other social media channels. Some loaded with mayonnaise or hummus alongside lots and lots of other ingredients. I wanted to create something simple, which tasted great, and went with meat or vegetarian dishes.
In comes my spiced sweetcorn salad! It’s fresh, crunchy, sweet and a little spicy all at the same time.
It uses basic ingredients, nothing you can’t buy in a supermarket or that you don’t have already! I use tinned sweetcorn for this as that’s the way we buy it. You could of course use frozen which you’ll need to boil up for a few minutes until tender, or even fresh which you’ve grilled on the BBQ, this would give the salad a brilliant smokey flavour.
If the heat continues, I can see lots more salads and grilling in my future! What are your go to summer salads? I’d love to know in the comments!
For now, I really hope you enjoy this delicious salad as much as I do! Don’t forget, I love to see when you cook my dishes so be sure to share how you get on by tagging @joshicooks or using #joshicooks.
A delicious summer salad, sweet, spicy and crunchy, perfect for a BBQ!
- 1 tin Sweetcorn I use a 198g tin
- 1 Red onion Finely chopped
- 2 Carrots Finely chopped
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 0.5 tsp Chilli powder/cayenne pepper/paprika
- 1 tsp Ground cumin
- 0.5 tsp Sea salt/to taste
- Handful Coriander Optional
Just 1 thing to do with this recipe, mix together all your ingredients!
Enjoy straight away or leave to marinate for a few hours in the fridge.
If you want to use frozen sweetcorn for this recipe give it a steam/boil it until tender and then use as per the recipe.
It'll also work great with BBQ'd corn on the cob, just cut off your kernels add use as stated.
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