Easy Summer Menu: Sweet and Spicy Corn Salad


A few weeks ago, Jeff prepared a corn dish to serve alongside our steak and tomato salad. He basically just cooked thawed frozen corn kernels in a little bit of butter and cayenne pepper powder. I couldn’t believe how that simple process produced such a delicious dish. I was hooked and inspired to create a salad out of it.

This colorful salad just screams summer, don’t you think? 🙂 It’s a little sweet and spicy, lemony, crunchy, and mmm…it’s got that wonderful cilantro’s fragrance!

Here’s what we will need for my version:

  • A bag of thawed frozen corn or peeled fresh corn kernels from four to six ears
  • One tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • One red bell pepper (cored and chopped)
  • Cayenne pepper powder (I also added three fresh cayenne peppers. But PLEASE adjust to your piquant-tolerance level)
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • A handful of chopped cilantro (if you’re not a cilantro fan, go with parsley).
  • Lemon juice from 1 lemon


  • Heat up a medium pan
  • Melt the butter
  • Add the chopped bell pepper and corn kernels. Cover with a lid and let cook for 5 minutes (until the butter and water that comes out of the corn and bell pepper start to bubble).
  • Remove from the heat
  • Add salt, pepper, a dash of cayenne powder, cilantro, and drizzle with the lemon juice. Mix and serve. You could also chill it in the fridge and serve it cold.

This time I served the corn salad with grilled lamb shoulder and tomato salad. Delicious!

3 thoughts on “Easy Summer Menu: Sweet and Spicy Corn Salad

  1. Very yummy salad!! I made it yesterday per our conversation. Instead of cilantro I used green onion. And since I had no red peppers, I used tomatoes. Just as beautiful and colorful, also very tasty. But your version is better 🙂

    1. Aha! With onion and tomato! You gave another twist to the salad. I’ll try that soon! I love the combination of corn and tomatoes already. And I love green onion. So I think I will like that medley too. Thanks 🙂

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