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Fresh, easy (and good!) mid-summer salad recipe

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Anyone who knows me know that I’m all about easy, fresh recipes—ones that I don’t have to think too much about, ones that aren’t packed with preservatives, and ones that can be ready fast enough to keep a 3-year-old happy when he decides he’s hungry and simply can’t wait another minute before eating.

That’s why I love the following recipe. It’s healthy and simple. It’s also perfect for all those fresh, mid-summer ingredients available right now, like watermelon, corn, blueberries and sweet red peppers.

Kathy's Mid-Summer’s Night Salad Recipe


3 cups of sweet yellow corn*

1 large sweet red pepper, finely chopped

4 to 5 cups of watermelon, cut into small cubes

1 cup fresh blueberries (optional)

¼ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped (optional)

Juice of 1 large lime

* You can boil or roast corn on the cob and cut the kernels off, or in a pinch, use canned or frozen corn. You’ll need to defrost the frozen corn before adding it to the salad. (When we roast/boil corn on the cob, I always make extra for recipes like this later in the week.)


Place corn, pepper, watermelon, blueberries and cilantro in a large bowl. Squeeze the lime juice over the bowl, then toss all gently together. Serve as a side salad with any meal.

Or, chop the watermelon and berries into very small pieces and use as a unique salsa for tortilla chips or fish/shrimp tacos. (You'll definitely need the cilantro in there if you choose to go the salsa route.)

LOCAL TIP: Blueberries are on sale right now at most local King Soopers grocery stores.

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  • MG 5 years ago

    I never thought of combining some of these ingredients, like blueberries and corn. sounds good!

  • Ryan 5 years ago

    Lean and Healthy. Sign me up!

  • Deane 5 years ago

    Sounds wonderful!

  • Linda 5 years ago

    Sounds delicious

  • Patty 5 years ago

    Even though I love corn, watermelon, and blueberries...I never thought of combining them into a salad. Sounds interesting. I also reread your other recipes and they all sound so good. When are we invited up to enjoy them?? HA! Thanks for sharing them.

  • Herman 5 years ago

    Very different. But sounds delicious.

  • sue 5 years ago

    Sounds SO good---all my favorite ingredients---it's a done deal!

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