Tex-Mex Raw Corn Salad

Tex-Mex Raw Corn Salad - Quirky Cooking
 

Last night I was in the mood for a big, fresh salad. I’m enjoying having more raw these days. I’m trying to serve up at least 50% raw fruit and veges at mealtimes, plus fruit and veges at snack times either on their own, or in smoothies, juices and sorbets. I had lots of pesticide free, local, fresh fruit and veges in my CSA vege box, so I decided to experiment with what I had, and this is what I came up with. I loved it, but one of my kids wasn’t too keen on the fresh coriander… he picked every little bit out! My sister’s the same – she hates the stuff. So if you are one of those strange people who can’t stand coriander, swap it for Italian parsley. Or maybe a little fresh oregano or basil.

I decided to make this a Tex-Mex style salad, but I didn’t add jalapenos because although the hubby loves them, the kids don’t like things too hot. If you like a bit more of a ‘bite’ to your salad, add a few chopped up jalapenos or maybe a few splashes of jalapeno Tabasco sauce.

I did add some Natural Mesquite Liquid Smoke, which is a real Texan thing and you may not have heard of it… I got mine from Texas, but apparently you can now buy it from USA Foods here in Australia. It is an ‘all-natural liquid smoke with no additives or preservatives’.  I love the flavour of mesquite smoke, so now and then I’ll use a little. You don’t need much. It’s great on barbequed meats too!

Note: You can find Fine sea salt, Aussie Kibble Pepper and Organic Garlic for this recipe in my online store!

 

 
Tex-Mex Raw Corn Salad - Quirky Cooking
Tex-Mex Raw Corn Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 5 fresh cobs of corn
  2. 1 or 2 cloves raw garlic
  3. half a red capsicum, deseeded
  4. half a green capsicum, deseeded
  5. quarter of a red onion (or more if you like)
  6. a handful of fresh coriander or cilantro or parsley
  7. some halved cherry tomatoes or cubed tomatoes
  8. a handful of roughly sliced snow peas or sugar snap peas
  9. an avocado, cubed
  10. a sliced shallot
  11. 1 tin of black beans or kidney beans or mixed beans
Dressing Ingredients
  1. 4 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  2. 2 big Tablespoons of raw honey
  3. 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  4. 1/2 teaspoon Mexican chilli powder (or more to taste)
  5. 50g extra virgin olive oil
  6. pinch sea salt or herb salt
  7. freshly ground pepper
  8. a few dashes of Natural Mesquite Liquid Smoke (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cut corn kernels off the cobs and tip into a large salad bowl.
  2. Mince garlic in Thermomix on speed 7 for 3 seconds.
  3. Add dressing ingredients to the Thermomix bowl and mix on speed 6 for 5 seconds.
  4. Add red capsicum, green capsicum, red onion, Coriander and mix on speed 4 for 5 seconds. Tip the chopped veges and dressing into the salad bowl with the corn.
  5. Add cherry tomatoes, snow peas, avocado, shallot and black beans to salad bowl and mix through gently.
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Tex-Mex Raw Corn Salad - Quirky Cooking
 
Tex-Mex Raw Corn Salad - Quirky Cooking

Optional: add some sliced jalapenos, or some jalapeno Tabasco sauce for extra kick!

This is delicious served with barbequed steak or grilled chicken, or as a side dish with Fajitas.

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