How to Make Easy Zesty Corn Salad

by Alli

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I do believe I could eat Tex-Mex every day! Good thing I’ve joined RO*TEL for 31 Days of Fiesta during the month of May. I’m making all of my family favorites and we’re celebrating the entire month.

My youngest grandson inherited my love of zesty, bold flavors and he hangs right with me when we’re eating our favorite spicy foods. He’s only five, but he’s willing to try new foods, especially if they have a kick to them. My Zesty Corn Salad fits the bill. It’s easy to make and if we have leftovers, the family has a lively discussion over who gets to take the Zesty Corn Salad home.

Easy Zesty Corn Salad

While my husband grills honey glazed pork chops, I make the Zesty Corn Salad. The bold, vibrant colors, the fresh veggies mixed in, and the ease in preparing the dressing makes this a dish you’ll make over and over. I promise!

Zesty Corn Salad

Place a bag of frozen corn in a colander. Run water over the corn until it’s thawed. Drain well.

Zesty Corn Salad Recipe

Mix the corn with one can of RO*TEL. Add sliced spring (green) onions, a chopped orange bell pepper, and chopped cilantro.

Add one can of RO*TEL to Zesty Corn Salad

In a small bowl, whisk together vegetable oil,  red wine vinegar, zest and juice of one lime, minced garlic, cayenne pepper, and salt.

How to Make the Dressing for Zesty Corn Salad

Pour the dressing over the corn and toss gently.

Zesty Corn Salad

Zesty Corn Salad

Zesty Corn Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 package frozen corn, thawed and drained
  • 1 can RO*TEL, drained
  • 3 spring (green) onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Juice and zest of one lime
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Place corn in a colander and run cold water over to thaw. Drain well.
  2. Place corn in a large bowl and add the drained RO*TEL, onions, bell pepper and cilantro.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, red wine vinegar, lime juice and zest, garlic, cayenne pepper and salt.
  4. Add the dressing to the corn mixture and toss gently until well combined.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers.

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Zesty Corn Salad

Walmart has everything I need to make my Zesty Corn Salad. Whenever I’m shopping, I always stock up on RO*TEL because it’s so versatile. It’s a delicious addition to my Black Bean Chili and Pimento Cheese Spread.

Zesty Corn Salad

I’m having so much fun celebrating 31 Days of Fiesta, I think I’ll keep the theme going the entire summer! My Zesty Corn Salad is the perfect side dish for grilled fish or burgers and I always make it when the family visits the beach.

Zesty Corn Salad

How do you fiesta during the month of May? Find more fiesta recipes you’ll enjoy during 31 Days of Fiesta!

 

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