Simple Barbecued Corn Salad
Sometimes you need a salad that's a little beyond the usual lettuce and tomato but not so complicated that it takes you an hour to put together. This is the one: Simple Barbecued Corn Salad. It's easy, can be made with ingredients that probably are in your refrigerator/freezer, and is great "as is" or atop a pile of lettuce. The salad is great with Latin dishes, and it's also really good alongside Cheesy Barbecued Chicken Pie, the recipe for which I just posted.
Simple Barbecued Corn Salad -- Serves 4
12-ounce bag of frozen corn, microwaved for about 4 minutes and cooled
1/4 cup of chopped celery
1/4 cup of chopped carrot
1/4 cup of chopped green onion
1/4 cup of chopped red bell pepper
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
2 tablespoons of lime juice
2 tablespoons of barbecue sauce (I use mild, but use what you like)
2-3 tablespoons of light mayonnaise
Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well to mix the vegetables and coat them with the dressing ingredients. You can serve the salad immediately, but it's better if it has a chance to stand for at least 30 minutes or, better yet, refrigerate it for an hour or longer (it can be made a day ahead). Stir the salad again before serving it, alone or atop lettuce or the greens of your choice.