Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Summer Fest: Corn on the Cob with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Summer Fest is celebrating corn this week. The corn from our CSA is ahhh….so amazing! We can’t wait till corn starts coming in our CSA. We have never done anything with it except boil or grill it and eat it off the cob. So with Corn on the calendar of Summer Fest, I thought how can I make our ahhh…so amazing boiled corn extra special?

Another challenge of the CSA…what do with all these herbs? What is new and flavorful?

I found it! Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette drizzled over the Corn on the Cob – delicious! The corn is sweet and juicy. The Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette adds tartness from the lime and the tastes of the southwest by combining cilantro leaves, hot sauce, and cumin. Happy Summer Fest! Celebrate Corn on the Cob this week!

Corn on the Cob with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
The vinaigrette is found in “From Asparagus to Zucchini”

4-6 ears of corn, husked
2/3 cup lime juice
3 -4 cloves garlic, peeled and rough chopped
¼ cup cider vinegar
Salt, to taste
2/3 cup packed Cilantro leaves
2-4 dashes, hot sauce (or to taste)
1 T ground cumin
¼ cup canola oil

Boil a large pot of water. When the water has come to a boil, add the ears. Cover and cook 10 minutes.

Blend lime juice, garlic, vinegar, salt, cilantro, hot sauce, and cumin with an immersion blender. Once blended slowly add oil and continue to blend.

When the corn is cooked, place on serving plate and drizzle with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette to serve.

Check out the other Summer Fest Corn Celebrations...

Dishin and Dishes: Kicked Up Creamed Corn From Scratch
Big Girls Small Kitchen: Fresh Corn Salsa with Basil and Mint
Zaika Zabardast: Fresh Corn Risotto
What's Gaby Cooking: Spicy Corn Salsa
CIA Dropout: Truffle Roasted Corn and Kohlrabi Soup
Cooking Channel: Fresh Corn Muffins
Food for 7 Stages of Life: Corn on the Cob Korma
Daily*Dishin: Sweet Corn and Couscous Main Dish Salad
Pinch My Salt: Peter Reinhart's Fresh Cut Corn Bread with Bacon
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Corn & Watermelon Salad
Virtually Homemade: Summer Corn Salad
Food2: Creamed Corn Cornbread
Sunshine and Smile: Scallops with Corn and Pepper Sauce
Spices N Aroma: Corn Pilaf
The Sensitive Epicure: Fresh Corn Fritters with Chive Lemon Chipotle Yogurt (Gluten-Free) Dixie Chick Cooks: Fresh Corn with Basil Slaw and Feta
Cooking With Books: Corn Favorites
Purple Cook: Corn on the Cob with Cilantro
Glory Foods: Skillet Corn Muffins
Virtually Vegan Mama Thai Corn Soup


  1. Cilantro and lime...two of my favorite ingredients...I'm addicted! Thanks for sharing this recipe.