Recipe: Watermelon and Corn Salad

A few years ago, I found a recipe for a Watermelon Tomato Salad.  What a wonderful concept, I thought.  Combining two of my favorite summer foods in a salad.  (Oh, let’s not forget the red onion.  I love that too)

I must admit, I also liked the idea of telling people they were eating a Watermelon Tomato Salad.  Great conversation starter.

I made it often and always got good reviews (except for those who don’t like tomatoes.   You know who you are).

Naturally, when I saw this recipe, I had to try it.  It’s a Paula Deen recipe, but I adapted it for my use.  She calls for Cilantro.  Unfortunately, I think Cilantro tastes a bit like soap (except in salsa).  So a few changes were needed.

By the way.  Even my most persnickity eaters love this salad.

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Watermelon Corn Salad

This is a recipe using stuff you might have in your refrigerator because you love people and love to feed them and love summer.

Ingredients:

8 cups seeded and diced watermelon

6 ears sweet corn – grilled and kernels cut off cob

My lovely niece, Shannyn, showed me this trick. Use a bundt pan or a springform pan to hold the corn and your kernels will land in the bowl.

Make sure you don't use skinny corn, it slips right through.

2 Tbsp. White Balsamic Vinegar (if you use the regular Balsamic, it will turn the corn an ugly color of red – but it will still taste good.)

or

2 Tbsp. White Wine Vinegar

or

2 Tbsp. Mango Vinaigrette

This is the Mango Vinaigrette. As soon as I find another Mango, I'll share the recipe. You will be happy.

4 Tbsp. finely chopped scallions

Salt and Pepper to Taste

Directions:

Couldn’t be simpler.  Gently toss all the ingredients and serve chilled.  Easy Peasy.

Watermelon Corn Salad just SCREAMS summer. Listen. Hear it? Screaming. Summer.

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(1) Comment and (1) Reply

  1. Tricia | December 10, 2015 at 11:18 am | Reply

    Did you ever get another mango?! I’m interested in your recipe for mango vinaigrette.

    • jill | January 12, 2016 at 9:53 am | Reply

      I did! and I did! In fact, I am a huge mango fan. Once I got a mango slicer, my world opened up to a wonderful mango world!! Have a great day!!

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