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Corn on the Cob Salad with Lemon-Ginger Dressing

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Last week-end, while at the farmers market, I noticed some corn on the cob, which caused me to do a happy dance. I inquired if they had been sprayed, but my farmer was unable to say for sure because he did not grown them himself. The happy dance ended and I left the corn on the cob behind.

Off to Whole Foods I went to purchase my nuts and seeds in bulk for the month. Low and behold staring right at me when I walked in was organic corn on the cob from Florida – sigh. I am really trying to buy fresh local fruits and vegetables, but my daughter is starting to grow tired of cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, apples, and oranges. I need to broaden her food horizon, slightly. So, I bought the corn and made a salad. Wouldn’t you know, she didn’t eat any of it. I am thinking the lemon-ginger dressing was too bitter for her liking. Note taken, make salad without dressing for little E next time.

After I made this salad, I was informed by the lovely Priscilla, A Gluten-Free Vegan Mama Knows that raw corn is much healthier, and when cooked, corn turns into a starch. I enjoy eating raw foods, and am aware that raw produce is better, but I did not know about the starchy part when clooking corn. Inetresting. So- the next time I make this salad raw corn it is, but the mushrooms are staying the same. I do not like them raw- at all.

Corn on the Cob Salad


  • 4  ears of corn (raw or cooked), shucked
  • 2 large fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 2 portobello mushrooms, chopped
  • water or oil to sauté
  • 1-2 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clover or 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • Optional: red onions, diced


  • Cut the kernels off the cob, making sure to cut close to the cob. Put a side.
  • Chop the mushrooms into desired size. Mix with corn.
  • Add water (that’s what I used) or oil to a deep pan. Toss in mushrooms and corn (only if eating cooked).
  • Cook until corn is brown and mushrooms have reduced in size.
  • While corn and mushrooms are cooking, dice the tomatoes, and place in a bowl. And start making that dressing as well.

Lemon-Ginger Dressing (inspired by The Detoxinista- Refreshing Lemon-Lime Salad Dressing)


  • 1/2 fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 2 dates
  • handful of fresh basil
  • 1-2 inch knob of ginger
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 an avocado


  • Juice the 2 lemons, and pour into the blender.
  • Cut and pit the avocado, and place 1/4 of the avocado in the blender with the lemon juice.
  • Add remaining ingredients to the blender and incorporate until creamy.

Once the dressing is done, pour some over the tomatoes, and mix together. Let the tomatoes marinate while the corn and mushrooms are cooking. Once the corn and mushroom mixture is ready, add to the tomatoes. Mix together and add more dressing. I used about half of the dressing I made.

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27 Responses to Corn on the Cob Salad with Lemon-Ginger Dressing

  1. Lea April 27, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    it really bothers me that farmers sell co-op food without knowing how it is grown. I get that at our farmer’s market, too, and pass up so much beautiful produce that may have been organic … UGG! Anyways, I’m glad that you were able to get organic corn and share this recipe (sounds delish) and tip to eat raw corn. I did not know that we should.

    Have a great weekend!

    • Good Girl Gone Green April 30, 2012 at 2:24 am #

      I imagine it was probably sprayed though…the corn. Oh well, I will try and find out next time!

  2. Margaret April 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    Stopping by to thank you for linking up at my Freaky Friday blog hop! I hope to see you again next week. That sounds amazing BTW!

  3. Shane@EnviroBooty April 27, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    Looks like a good dish for the weekend!!

  4. Jenny April 28, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    This looks like one of those perfect busy summer day salads! I probably wouldn’t cook the mushrooms so I could fix it in the morning and munch it after marinating all day. Thanks for sharing!

    • Good Girl Gone Green April 30, 2012 at 2:23 am #

      I cooked the mushrooms because I do not like raw mushrooms. :)

  5. Jessica @FoundtheMarbles April 28, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    That sounds like a great dish for entertaining or to accompany a barbecue!

  6. YoliDreams April 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    Hi there! Visiting from the weekend blog hop. I am trying to find some ways to eat more veggies. I seem to cook the same old stuff over and over. This sounds great. Pinned it on my Pinterest for later reference.

  7. Good Girl Gone Green April 30, 2012 at 2:24 am #

    I bet it would be good on a green salad, too!

  8. Good Girl Gone Green April 30, 2012 at 2:25 am #

    Let me know if you try it!

  9. Jenny April 30, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    Yum! That looks like a great salad. Thanks for the recipe and linking up :)

  10. Katherines Corner April 30, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    A perfect and refreshing salad, yum! Hopping over from Judy’s creative Monday. I’m your newest follower. Hugs!

  11. Shiloh April 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    That looks like a really nice summer salad.:)

  12. Lori Popkewitz Alper April 30, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    This looks delicious! Just wondering if my kids will go for it? More for me if they don’t!

    • Good Girl Gone Green April 30, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

      LOL! It taste citrusy! I love lemons! Let me know if you try it!

  13. Good Girl Gone Green May 1, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    Give it a try and you might be surprised!

  14. six sisters May 2, 2012 at 12:49 am #

    This is such a good salad for the warmer months!! Looks delicious! Thanks for being a part of our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Hope to see you again real soon!! -The Sisters

  15. Good Girl Gone Green May 4, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Thanks, Amy!

  16. Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage May 9, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    It’s a shame little E didn’t like the salad. It sounds delicious. And good for you for passing up the questionable corn.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

    • Good Girl Gone Green May 9, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

      I am sure she will like it next time! One day she loves something the next day not so much! LOL

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