Fiesta Roasted Corn Salad


Fiesta Corn Salad Recipe For A Healthy Lifestyleby Susan Tick.

I know what most of you are thinking: Corn is a starch – how could it possibly help with cancer prevention? Well, I was just as surprised to hear that corn has it’s right to sit at the table. There is a recent research study at Cornell University which indicated that cooking corn unleashes beneficial nutrients including carotenoids (plant version of vitamin A) that can substantially reduce the chance of heart disease and cancer. Plus cooked corn retains its anti-oxidant activity even after the loss of vitamin C. In fact, cooking increases the anti-oxidants in corn by approximately 53 per cent. Isn’t this a good thing to find out. I love corn.

This wonderful recipe was shared with me and my husband, Bob by a friend, Susan Tick at Fire Island. I couldn’t stop eating it; it was so delicious. Spicy and hot and loaded with sharp tastes of onions, cilantro, and hot peppers.

Ingredients:

6 ears of roasted corn, kernels stripped off
1 tablespoon coconut oil
½ red onion, minced
½ green jalapeno, seeds in or out, depending on taste
1 tablespoon cilantro, minced
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1 small handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
Pink Salt and pepper substitute to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large pan, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the roasted corn kernels, and sauté for 5 or 6 minutes. Be watchful that the corn does not get mushy.
  2. Turn the heat off, and while the corn is still warm, then add remaining ingredients and toss well to combine. Add the jalapeno slowly, gauging how spicy you’d like the salad to taste.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and a bit more lime juice as needed. Serve warm or cold, topped with more tomatoes, lime and cilantro if you like.
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