by Julie Smith

Ahhh, sweet summer corn!  Is there anything more festive and delicious in the summer than gathering around the table to enjoy freshly cooked corn? Whether you prefer yours on the cob or off, corn is not only satisfying and easy to prepare, but also high in nutrients.  Corn is an excellent source of fiber–one cup provides 18% of the daily recommendation serving. Fiber helps lower cholesterol levels and helps reduce the risk of colon cancer; it’s also useful in helping to lower blood sugar levels in diabetics. Corn also provides the body with Thiamin (vitamin B1), Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), Vitamin C and Folate, which helps the generation of new cells.

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Here at Nimble, we recommend buying your corn locally, organically grown if possible, to ensure quality and great taste. So, what are you waiting for? Get your water boiling or your grill fired up and grab some summer corn. If you are looking for a simple, tasty seasonal salad, try this recipe:

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Summer Corn Salad (serves 3 to 4)

Copyright 2006 by Matt Amsden Rawvolution

Salad:

-3 cups corn kernels, cut from the cob (approx. 4 ears)

-1 cup rough-chopped celery

-1 cup chopped scallions

-1 bunch fresh cilantro, stems removed

Dressing:

-1/2 cup coconut water

-1/4 cup lemon juice

-2 Tbsp agave nectar

-2 Tbsp olive oil

-1 1/2 tsp sea salt

-1 Tbsp curry powder

-1/4 cup raw pine nuts (could use cashews instead)

In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the salad ingredients and toss to mix thoroughly.

In a high-speed blender, combine all of the dressing ingredients and blend until smooth.  Pour over salad, toss well to mix dressing with corn and serve.

Enjoy!

1 comment

  1. Comment by Theresa McAndrews

    Theresa McAndrews September 13, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Thanks for the info about the corn.

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