Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Corn Salad

OK - I've had a few days to recuperate from all that cooking. I've cleaned and scrubbed and although there is always more to do, I am calling it quits. Today I have been elbow deep in apples, but I thought I would share an easy recipe with you before we hunker down for the winter.

This is a fairly new recipe that instantly became a favorite. My MIL, who is a wonderful cook, made it a  year or two ago and initially, we weren't sure if we'd like it, but all it took was one bite and we were asking for the recipe. This is so good and a great dish to take to a pot luck. I even make it for the crew when we work and it disappears. Generally cowboys aren't known for their willingness to expand their culinary palette, but they always dig into this with gusto and I hear lots of, "Dang, this is good salad" mutterings drift into the kitchen.  So if it passes the cowboy test, I guess its one I can share here. Its a pretty dish too.

I make this early in the morning so the flavors combine. It really doesn't get any easier than this.

Corn Salad

3 cans whole kernel corn, well drained
1/2 c chopped black olives
1 small chopped green pepper
1/2 c chopped onion
1cucumber, diced
2 tomatoes, diced
1 c chopped pepperoni

1 pkg Hidden Valley Dressing Mix
1 c real mayonnaise

*Combine corn, olives, green pepper, onion, cucumber, tomatoes, and pepperoni in a bowl. Mix together dressing and stir into salad. Chill.


Shelljo said...

Cowboys like it because it has RANCH dressing in it! Karin, you should have known that anything with ranch is a sure fired hit with cowboys!

NaomiG said...

Oh my goodness, that sounds SO GOOD! No fair lady, I am painting today, I cannot make food too! :-)

theona said...

Yeah, it sounds kind of funky, but I think I would try it because you like it so much! Always looking for a new idea to serve so thank you. :-)

Karin said...

Shelljo - you nailed it. Cowboys have a love affair with Ranch Dressing. I have a potato recipe that they go nuts over too. Yep - Ranch Dressing.
Naomi- If you come down here and paint, I will cook for you!
Theona - Come on, live dangerously. It makes quite a bit so take it to a gathering and if no one likes it, don't claim it! LOL!

Shelly said...

If it passes the cowboy test out your way, I may have to try it. My Cowboy is pretty picky . . . But he loves your Honey Bun Cake!

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

YUMMY! A little variation from mine...will definitely have to try it out. Hope all is well with you and yours...take care.

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