Peruvian Corn Salad (Ensalada de Choclo)
Recipe type: Salad, Side Dish
Author: Jillian
  • 5 ears of corn, shucked, cooked and de-kerneled
  • 1 red bell pepper, de-seeded and diced
  • 1/3 large red onion, diced
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro, rinsed and chopped fine
  • 2-5 spoonfuls of homemade fresh cheese, or Queso Fresco (optional)
  • 1 ripe avocado, de-pitted, peeled, and diced (optional)
  • 2 leaves fresh mint, chopped fine (optional)
  • 3-4 Tbsp good extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 limes, juiced (I originally used 2, but added more juice at the end)
  • Salt and pepper to taste (season as you go, each step of the process)
  1. Add lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to a bowl, and whisk
  2. Taste dressing and adjust seasonings
  3. Add vegetables and herbs, and toss to combine
  4. Taste, and adjust seasonings if needed
  5. Add fresh cheese and/or avocado, and stir gently to combine
  6. Taste, and adjust seasonings if needed
  7. This salad is delicious cold, and at room temperature
  8. Enjoy!
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