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Corn Salad with Purslane

Purslane is one of my favorite ingredients to add to dishes, like this lovely Fresh Corn Salad with Purslane. Made with juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumber, and tossed in a quick vinaigrette, it’s an easy and delicious complement to any meal, ready in only minutes!
Course Salads
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 178kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-size cucumber
  • ¼ red onion sliced
  • 1 cup of tender purslane leaves
  • 1 cup sweet tender corn approximately equal to one ear of corn
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Roma tomato sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook the corn for 5 minutes in boiling water, then drain and set aside to cool.
  • Slice the cucumber lengthwise, scoop out the seeds with the help of a spoon, then slice the cucumber.
  • Place the onion slices in a strainer and rinse under the faucet with cold water. Shake well and set aside. This step will remove the bite from the onion’s flavor.
  • Place the cucumber slices, sweet corn kernels, purslane, and tomato slices in a large bowl.
  • Prepare the dressing by mixing the lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Just before serving, mix the dressing with the rest of the salad ingredients. Enjoy!

Notes

You can substitute the lime juice for sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar.
For this recipe, I sometimes like to lightly roast the corn in a frying pan instead of boiling it. To do so, heat a frying pan at medium heat and add the corn kernels once the pan is hot. Roast the kernels for about 5 minutes, stirring them to make sure they do not burn.
For this salad, you can adjust the amounts of the ingredients according to your liking. If you like more corn, or you prefer to use cherry or grape tomatoes, go ahead and add them. You can even top the salad with crumbled queso fresco or chopped cilantro.

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 990IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg