Monday, July 18, 2011

Confetti Corn Salad - Secret Recipe Club


A month ago I stumbled across numerous bloggers who participated in the Secret Recipe Club.  Set up by Amanda at Amanda's Cookin', registrants sign up to participate and are assigned a blogger who they will secretly write about a month later.  I'm so excited to participate this month, and thrilled to announce my first assignment:  May I present Rachel from A Southern Fairlytale!

Rachel describes herself as a "A 32 year old deep fried southern belle and aspiring domestic darling".  She writes with passion about her two adorable little ones and Native Texan husband.  Living in the South has its differences from my Western San Diego Coast, and I've enjoyed the glimpses Rachel gives us of her Southern Life along with her tempting recipes and gorgeous photography.

As Liv and I perused A Southern Fairytale, recipe after recipe jumped off the screen, but with a backyard cookout on our docket we chose Rachel's simple yet dazzling Confetti Corn Salad.  Packed with veggies and a simple vinaigrette featuring my beloved lime, this salad is as versatile as it is bursting with the fresh flavors of summer.  Finding the salad in June, we had the recipe just in time for Father's Day and have made the salad no less than 4 times since then.  It has truly gained a highly rated spot in our regular rotation.

Our first version followed Rachel's recipe to a "T", however, since then we have experimented and added roasted poblano peppers when we had them on hand, grilled Maui onions in place of the market fresh scallions and yesterday's version included quartered cherry tomatoes fresh from our now fruiting tomato plant.

"Meeting" Rachel and her family (albeit "voyeuristicly"!) has been a true treat.  Her Southern charm has brought me to her kitchen table and I look forward to reading more about her adorable children and family as I glimpse life outside of Southern California.  Thanks, Rachel!


Confetti Corn Salad
Rachel, A Southern Fairlytale

8 to 10 whole ears of corn, shucked, cooked and kernels removed
2 jalapenos, diced (we used a can of diced green chiles one time when we ran out of jalapeños)
1 sweet green bell pepper, seeded and diced (we subbed roasted poblanos)
1 sweet red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 bunch green onions, chopped (we once used leftover grilled Maui Onions)
6 limes (I added 1-2 Tbs of Grape Seed Oil)
(I also added 2 -3 Tbs chopped Cilantro)

Shuck the corn and remove all the strands of silk
Cook corn according to your favorite way: boil or grill
Cool corn and remove kernels from cob
Dice sweet peppers and jalapenos (remove seeds and ribs from jalapenos if you’re heat
sensitive) 
Chop green onions all the way down to just before the crisp white bulb.
Toss all ingredients together.
Cut 3 limes in half and squeeze the juice over your corn salad.
Refrigerate
Prior to serving, slice limes into quarters and place next to salad for serving.

Check out the other Secret Recipe Clubbers!


39 comments:

  1. Isn't SRC a blast? This was my first month to take part as well...had great fun meeting my blog assignment as well! This corn salad looks totally delish and refreshing...something I would make as well!

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  2. I think I love you!
    You are too adorable! Thank you (blushes)

    I'm so glad y'all liked this and I LOVE your additions and substitutions! This is one of my family and friends' favorite recipes, too!
    YAY! :-) Nice to *meet* you, too!

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  3. I've been craving a corn salad just like this one, yum;-)
    Thanks for selecting this recipe, my husband will love you for it;-)

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  4. Corn is in season here in NJ. Will have to pick some up to make this recipe. Love the colors.

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  5. Awesome salad..just for this time of year, and colors are beautiful!!!
    I am glad to know more about new bloggers(new to me) Lovely post, recipe and pictures too!!

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  6. That grilled corn just rocks my world! And I love all of the colors in this summer salad!

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  7. That looks so good with the grilled corn! I make a similar salad, and I think that cooking the corn on the grill would be a great finishing touch. What a terrific summer dish!

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  8. That looks so great, especially for summer! I love that it has jalapenos in it!

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  9. Yummy... I have never made or eaten a salad like this before... Must try it! Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Yummy pick for the SRC, Kim. I just love seeing what everyone has made of their assignments!

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  11. This looks fantastic! It's the perfect recipe to use with the corn that's out right now - so sweet and delicious!

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  12. Love this! Secret recipe club is gonna be my new favorite I think :)

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  13. What a perfect summer corn salad to try for SRC! Love how versatile this recipe is.

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  14. I am having so much fun today looking at everyone's SRC posts. This salad looks delicious and perfect for summer!

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  15. corn salad looks so healthy and delicous. I make something similar and we call it corn masala.

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  16. Love SRC!! I am excited that I get to join it next month! This salad was a great choice. It is perfect for this time of year.

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  17. Great minds (and stomachs) think alike! If I ever get caught up, my next post is a very similar corn salad.

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  18. It's been so fun reading all of these SRC posts! I love how you wrote so much about Rachel and her blog...this is a great post! And this corn salad looks delicious...you picked a winner!

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  19. what a great pic for the SRC, that confetti salad is chocked full of delicious ingredients and is as pretty as it is tasty! your having too much fun with this post!

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  20. Such lovely photos! I love the story too and can't wait to try the recipe. Corn is one of my favorite summer treats.

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  21. Yum! Looks delicious! Absolutely perfect for this time of year :)
    You're a great writer!! There were several times I thought "that is such a great word!" :) Love this post

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  22. Wow so many participants! I could probably eat buckets and buckets of this salad. Corn and Jalapenos are two of my favorite things.

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  23. Such beautiful colors and a perfect summer dish.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Holy Guacamole.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  24. What a great way to enjoy all the summer produce! Welcome to SRC. Glad you are loving it!

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  25. Isn't summer great? Look at all that beautiful corn! I am sad that it will end some day!

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  26. You did an awesome job with your first SRC post (love your fabulous intro to your assigned blog!). What an excellent summer salad...love all the ingredients and your tweaks! YUM.

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  27. What a fun club!! Your confetti corn salad looks so colorful and healthy. Well done!

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  28. I love adding fresh corn from the cob to a variety of salads. Your salad looks refreshing, simple and yummy. One of my favorites I just posted is a watermelon salsa with fresh corn.

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  29. That is a great corn salad. I am getting many good recipes from our secret recipes.

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  30. What a lovely concept!! A chance to appreciate the individuals behind those gorgeous blogs- rare indeed.

    Love the colourful, vibrant salad.

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  31. Secret reciep club looks like so much fun! What a great post Kim. I loooove this - I think I could eat a heaping helping!

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  32. What a great review, Kim! I'm definitely going to have to try this salad. The SRC was so much fun - I can' wait to do it again next month!

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  33. Beautiful summer salad. You have a lovely blog!

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  34. Ooh, that sounds like fun, Kim. I didn't know about the Secret Bloggers Club. The salad turned out amazing, as always. Love the San Diegoan spin you threw on it ;-)

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  35. What a cute idea! I'm glad you got to participate! This corn salad looks awesome. I love that it begins with grilled corn. Delicious!

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  36. So lovely and summery! Glad to be part of SRC with you!

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

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  37. Such a fabulous name for this pretty salad. So fun to be in the Secret Recipe Club with you.

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  38. Oh my goodness this looks so delicious!! Such a perfect lunch salad. Definitely trying this soon!

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