Thursday, July 24, 2008

Corn Salad

Corn salad is such a nondiscript name. It just doesn't do this addictive dish justice. I could sit down with a bowl of this stuff and not come up for air until it was gone. Every kernel, baby. Gone.

There are friends of mine (and family members) that have been begging me for this recipe. And it all started with Nana, so I have to give her credit where it is due. She brought it over to our house one day and it has all been history since then. I make it for potlucks, family dinners, as a side-salad for taco night, and just to snack on. It truly is a wonderful and healthy (mostly) dish!

(you can half the ingredients if you use a smaller bag of corn)
1 large bag of frozen corn - thawed
1 bag of chili frito corn chips
Mayo or Miracle Whip to taste (about 2-4 tablespoons)
1/2 red and 1/2 green bell pepper (or one of either that you prefer) - chopped
1/2 large red onion (some call them purple) - chopped
1/2 of a 1 lb. bag of sharp cheddar grated cheese
season with salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients (except corn chips) together and chill. Start with a large tablespoon of mayo and taste as you go. I probably use two large heaping spoonfuls - depending on the amount of corn and veggies. The aim is to coat, not drown it!

Add corn chips to individual servings, crunched up and mixed in. The chili cheese flavor of the chips adds the zap and crunch the dish needs to be addictive... but they will WILT and get soggy if you put them in prior to eating. Keep the bag handy so you can add chips to your leftovers, too. If there are any, that is!

It doesn't sound magic, does it? But it is. You won't be able to put the spoon down after tasting it the first time. Go ahead. Make it - I dare you to resist.

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SuperAngel said...

OH THANK YOU! I am sooo making this for dinner tonite! I can't wait!

OH How I love Corn Dish!

HUGS Spritti!

Anonymous said...

Came over from Twitter. Yum. Sounds good. Can't wait to make it! I love anything with corn!

Sisterlisa said...

oh man now I'm thirsty after reading that.

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