Sweetcorn, red onion and tomato salad

    15 min

    A refreshing side salad that goes great with grilled or barbecued meat. Fantastic for informal dinner parties or barbecues. It's also really quick and easy to prepare.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 3 (340g) tins sweetcorn
    • 2 large tomatoes, diced
    • 1 large red onion, cut into thin strips
    • 4 spring onions, chopped
    • 1 bunch fresh coriander, minced
    • 2 limes, juiced
    • 5 tablespoons rice vinegar
    • salt to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a large bowl, combine sweetcorn, tomatoes, red onion, spring onion and coriander. Squeeze lime juice over mixture, and stir. Stir in rice vinegar to taste; the amount you use will depend on the sweetness of the corn, and the acidity of the lime. Season with salt. Cover, and chill for 45 minutes to an hour. Stir before serving.

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    Yes, rating my own recipe, but mostly to let people know they need to drain the canned corn well and squeeze the liquid from the tomatoes before they chop them. Otherwise, the mixture gets a little soupy as it sits. Also, use the plain, unsweetened and unflavored rice vinegar. The combination of the rice vinegar with the lime juice creates a cleaner, crisper taste. And for fun, taste and to make it even prettier, don't be afraid to add a little of the lime zest. I also have found that the "Niblets" type of canned corn seems to work best in this recipe. Either that or very lightly blanched fresh corn.  -  10 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a great warm weather recipe! I'd only suggest that you be careful with the vinegar; I was preparing it in the middle of the night and not paying close attention. I added the full 1/3 cup, rather than adding it 'to taste' ... it was really too much (for my taste). I will be serving this salad again in the next few weeks and will be more careful.  -  08 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Light, colorful salad with a zippy dressing perfect for a summer barbeque! I used tomatoes from my own garden and lightly grilled corn on the cob leftover from dinner the evening before. I found the amount of onions to be somewhat overwhelming on the taste buds, but if you are an onion lover this is the recipe for you. Personally, I will reduce the amount next time I make this recipe as it was quite good. Thank you for the submission Twila, my family enjoyed it.  -  07 Jul 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)