Fresh Corn Salad from The Cafe Sucre

Fresh Corn Salad

I can’t believe that I’m in the same country just a few states away from my next special guest. I first ‘met’ Chris from The Cafe Sucre Farine a couple of years ago and we’ve been great friends ever since. Before I knew what she was making I was going to say that she constantly entices me to expand my eating repertoire to include more salads. Seriously, she comes up with some amazing looking ones and this one is no different.

Chris is also rather clever with her gorgeous sweet creations too and if you’re really lucky, you just might stop by on a day that her grandchildren are visiting. They are adorable! Her sweet husband ‘aka’ mouse is also the photographer over there and boy is he clever. Thanks so much for visiting Chris and you’re right, it’s not a long enough visit… maybe you’ll have to come and stay in the spare room at our new house?

Hello, I’m Chris from The Café Sucré Farine. I’m excited to be here, pinch-hitting today for my sweet friend, Claire.

It’s been so fun getting to know Claire over the past few years. I can’t remember exactly when we (virtually) met, but it was somewhere out there in blogland and we “bonded” quickly after becoming acquainted. We’ve visited each other’s blogs regularly ever since and have truly become friends, despite the many miles and continents between us.

I’ve enjoyed following Claire through a number of milestones in her life: a sweet engagement, an incredibly beautiful wedding, newlywed life and fun travel adventures. I’ve gotten peeks of her wonderful family and have seen this young lady blossom into an amazingly creative and very talented cook and awesome photographer right before my eyes. Oh, and if you don’t already know Claire, she’s funny too and has a charming way of making me smile and laugh with her posts and comments!

I’ve also enjoyed Claire’s adventuresome culinary tastes. She not only cooks up a storm at home, but this girl absolutely loves dining out and does a fabulous job of reviewing both fine dining causal establishments in her little corner of the world. She’s not afraid to try new things, both at home and when dining out.

I have to admit though, there’s one thing about Claire that I find a bit puzzling; I’ve observed that despite her broad range of taste, she’s not a huge fan of salads!!! Salad is such a staple here at The Café (if you check our recipe index you’ll find a zillion salad recipes) and I’m forever dreaming up new concoctions with both everyday and unique ingredients. I tend to go crazy in the produce section of the market and I can’t imagine a life without salad  ………….. so I decided to share a fabulous, fresh untraditional recipe because …………… (shhhh, don’t tell her) I’m hoping to entice Claire into my salad-loving world.

Fresh Corn Salad

I served this salad last weekend for my family and it received huge thumb’s up from everyone around the table.

Fresh Corn Salad

It can be served as a meal on its own, or as a lovely accompaniment to grilled chicken, seafood, pork or beef. It would be perfect for a summer picnic or party.

Fresh Corn Salad

If you refrain from adding the avocados ’til just before serving, it can be made well in advance. I have a feeling that this will be a go-to salad all summer long, here at The Café!

Thanks for having me Claire, it was too short of a visit and you weren’t there. I guess that means I’ll have to come back!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Fresh Corn Salad from The Cafe Sucre
 
 
Ingredients
  • 6 strips applewood bacon, or other good smokey bacon
  • 5 ears fresh corn, husks and silks removed, kernels cut from cobs
  • 2 ounces Feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 medium bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 large California Avocados, peeled cored and diced into bite size pieces
  • 1 medium mango, peeled, cored and diced
Instructions
  1. Slice bacon into bite size pieces. Place a heavy skillet over medium heat. Cook until the bacon is crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel–lined plate to dry. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat from the skillet.
  2. Add corn to skillet and cook over medium-high heat until it is just slightly golden brown, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, crumble in the Feta cheese, and add the cilantro, basil, green onions and lime juice.
  3. Let the mixture cool to room temperature. Roughly crumble the bacon into the corn mixture and toss to combine. Add the avocado and diced mango and toss. Taste and season with salt and pepper before serving. Serve immediately at room temperature.
Notes
Recipe Adapted from Absolutely Avocados

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Comments

  1. Thanks for having me Claire! And I’m so glad to know you have a spare room now!

  2. So nice to meet you, Claire! Chris’ salad sounds amazing…I think even my non-salad eating sons might give this beauty a try :) Hope you enjoy your time in the states!

  3. Huge thumbs up from me too! Wonderful to see you here, Chris!

  4. You are too funny, Chris! I’m sure Claire would happily dig into this salad ;).

  5. Hi Claire it’s a pleasure to meet you! If Chris can’t entice you with one of her tasty and gorgeous salads I don’t think anyone can. I love the addition of mango and know I’m going to enjoy it. Thanks Chris!

  6. Claire, I found your blog via Chris’s site, so I came to check out the corn salad recipe. I was surprised to see that we created the same byline for our food blogs! I hadn’t seen anyone with it before. I will have to spend some time perusing your site…looks fabulous.

  7. Sounds amazing Chris! Can’t wait to give it a try. Going to make this with bbq chicken…yum!

  8. Welcome, Claire. I heart Chris’ blog. It is a pleasure to meet you.

  9. So many of my favorite flavors, Chris, and will no jet leg … perfect.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

  10. I never would have imagined feta in this but I bet it really tastes great. Thanks for the great salad recipe!

  11. This is a lovely looking salad. It has so much colour. It’s so perfect for summer and I think avocados and mangoes and bacon go together perfectly (and corn of course!) I’ll tuck this recipe away for our summer season xx

  12. I love that it has bacon in it! It makes it feel less… salady :)

  13. hi claire, just came over from chris’s blog. I must say that chris always come up with the prettiest salad..and the mangoes, love that!

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