Spiralized Zucchini and Corn on the Cob Salad

Spiralized Zucchini and Corn on the Cob Salad

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Shame on me for not using corn on the cob nearly enough the last few years.  First off it is one of those vegetables that is fun to eat.  My kids love grabbing a big cob and going to town for 5 minutes, it’s one of the few vegetables they’ll eat in its entirety and ask for seconds.  Corn on the cob is also amazing when cooked on the grill, I’ve recently been playing with a lot of different mesquite flavors and am corn is taking in the flavors quite nicely.  For these fall and winter months many of us don’t want to fight the cold weather to grill our food and luckily corn on the cob also tastes great baked or boiled.  Boiling is the easiest way, and how I cooked the corn in this particular recipe.  Boiling is a very quick option, too.

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I picked up my corn from the grocery store and selected those with bright green husks that fit snugly around the ears (I learned to look for these things from my husband who grew up in the Midwest and consumed tons of corn growing up).  When boiling be sure not to overcook your corn, and don’t use salt in the water.  As far as prepping the corn, I personally enjoy bigger chunks of corn, rather than individual kernels.  The texture of the grid is unique and adds a lot to each bite (and also for presentation).    I used a single cob in this recipe

Spiralized Zucchini and Corn on the Cob Salad

The other star of this simple salad is the zucchini.  I use a vegetable spiralizer to get an amazing texture.  For those of you who have a family member that doesn’t like eating vegetables, the spiralizer will be your best friend.  It changes the form of zucchini, squash and other veggies to thin  strands that seem to take on a lighter taste.  With some light olive oil sauce and tomatoes it feels much like easting pasta, and will likely please even those picky eaters.  My favorite spiralizer is one that I picked up from Williams Sonoma  and has 4 different blades, giving a nice variety of shapes. It’s easy to clean and I haven’t had any nicks or cuts using it, two of the big plusses for any kitchen tool with a blade.  For this salad I was in a rush and misplaced the blade I was looking for, so I just used my backup Zucchini Spaghetti Pasta Maker which works pretty well, too.

Lemon juice is a great addition to the salad as well, keeping with the light and healthy (yet flavorful) theme.  My husband actually finished his salad and then scooped up the little bit of dressing that was remaining.  I would normally find that odd but it is really a refreshing combination without any bad elements.

Spiralized Zucchini and Corn on the Cob Salad Recipe

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Spiralized Zucchini and Corn on the Cob Salad
Author: Posh Journal
Ingredients
  • 1 Zucchini
  • 1 Corn Cob boiled
  • 1/2 cup of Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Salt/Pepper
Instructions
  1. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, salt/pepper in a bowl and set aside
  2. Use the vegetable spriralizer and to cut zucchini into long spirals
  3. Cut cherry tomatoes in half
  4. Boil corn for about 7-8 minutes in unsalted water
  5. Mix tomatoes, zucchini, corn in a bowl and drizzle with salad dressing

 

 

 

 

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50 Comments

  • Reply Robin Rue (@massholemommy) Nov 20, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Your salad looks so good. I love zoodles! My kids aren’t crazy about them, but I use them in place of pasta and with some sauce my kids will eat them.

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose Nov 20, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    That looks really good! I have never tried zucchini like that before.

  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle Nov 20, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    That looks absolutely delicious! I’ve never seen a salad quite like this before. I love the corn.

  • Reply Elizabeth O. Nov 20, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    I love zucchini! They absorb flavor so easily and they go well with a lot of ingredients. I’d like to give this salad recipe a try, it looks really good.

  • Reply Jeanette Nov 20, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    I really want to try that! I need to get one of those spiral things! This looks great and health too!

  • Reply michelle Nov 20, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    wow this looks great

  • Reply lisa Nov 20, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    That salad looks so good! I’ve never tried zucchini this way but I really want to!

  • Reply Liz Mays Nov 20, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    I really need to start using a spiralizer. This looks really good. I could make this as a personal meal!

  • Reply tara pittman Nov 21, 2015 at 12:46 am

    I love zucchini. This looks so yummy.

  • Reply Heidi Spears-Gray Nov 21, 2015 at 1:56 am

    This looks very beautiful and tasty! Great recipe.

  • Reply Chelsie Carr Nov 21, 2015 at 5:11 am

    I’ve been DYING to try to make some zoodles; I love zucchini! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply tiarasandtantrums Nov 21, 2015 at 5:18 am

    your blog is gorgeous and I love this recipe

  • Reply Emily Nov 21, 2015 at 6:22 am

    This sounds really good. I love easy, healthy meals like this!

  • Reply Mom Does It All (@misteedawnw) Nov 21, 2015 at 7:14 am

    Yum! That looks amazing. I will have to try this recipe! Thanks!

  • Reply victoria Nov 21, 2015 at 7:22 am

    What a healthy recipe. I am going to try this. Thanks for the recipe

  • Reply Annemarie LeBlanc Nov 21, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    There are so many yummy dishes you can make with a spiralizer. I really need to get one myself. Pinning this recipe for use later. Thanks!

  • Reply Jeanine Nov 21, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    I am dying for a spiralizer. I would love to try this it looks really delicious!

  • Reply Crystal McWhirter-Lopez Nov 21, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Spiralizers seriously make preparing noodles with veggies to easy and delicious. This recipe is a must try for me and the picture is beautiful also!

  • Reply Ricci Nov 21, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    I want to try zoodles so bad!! I need to invest in a spiralizer asap!!

  • Reply Jennifer Mercurio (@DoubleDutyMommy) Nov 21, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    yum! I’ve had a spiralizer for a while but haven’t used it yet. It’s sorta intimidated me. Time to get there and put that baby to use though because this recipe looks delicious

  • Reply Ask Coach Donna - Social Media and Blog Expert Nov 21, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    How inspiring! Thank you – I hadn’t heard of a vegetable spiralizer – I’ll be looking at your links for suggestions and your salad looks beautiful – the little corn pieces are beautiful!

  • Reply Ana De Jesus Nov 21, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Sounds super healthy but delicious too

  • Reply Lexie Lane Nov 21, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    I love eating salad, I want to add it o my diet. It looks taste good and healthy.

  • Reply Claudette Esterine Nov 22, 2015 at 3:41 am

    That looks very inviting. Thanks for sharing it. 🙂

  • Reply Brandi Davis (@PenguinsinPink) Nov 22, 2015 at 4:05 am

    That is a delicious looking salad. I have been wanting to try zoodles forever. I may have to go buy the zucchini spaghetti maker.

  • Reply Ourfamilyworld Nov 22, 2015 at 4:41 am

    The salad looks so pretty. I just got my spiralizer yesterday and I’m excited to try it.

  • Reply LifeAsAConvert Nov 22, 2015 at 4:54 am

    I really want one of those vegetable spiralers. I already eat a lot of vegetables, but with this, I would eat way more.

  • Reply Terri Ramsey Beavers Nov 22, 2015 at 10:23 am

    I’ve been seeing more and more recipes with zucchini. I’ve just got to grow some next year as I garden with organic veggies. When I do, I’m going to try your recipe, it looks amazingly delicious.

  • Reply Rosey Nov 22, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Yum oh yum to the salad. That does look amazing.

  • Reply Yona Williams Nov 22, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    I have yet to try spiralized zucchini, and I have two gadgets that allow me to make it. I would like to use it for salads, fake pasta and stir fry.

  • Reply Bonnie @wemake7 Nov 22, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    This looks so healthy and yummy. I love your photos, they came out great. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Shann Eva Nov 23, 2015 at 2:21 am

    I love spiralizing zucchini. I wouldn’t have believed it until I tried it, but it really does taste like pasta. This recipe looks great!

  • Reply Jonathan Key Nov 23, 2015 at 3:47 am

    This looks so yummy and easy to make! Going to give it a try this week I hope.

  • Reply Because... I'm cheap Nov 23, 2015 at 4:00 am

    Looks delicious! I just got a spiralizer so I’ll definitely be saving this 🙂

  • Reply CourtneyLynne Nov 23, 2015 at 4:44 am

    Omg this looks beyond delicious!!! Definitely pinning so I can give it a try! Yum!

  • Reply HilLesha Nov 23, 2015 at 5:18 am

    That looks delicious! I love corn and zucchini, so I will definitely have to try this sometime soon.

  • Reply LifeAsAConvert Nov 23, 2015 at 5:58 am

    We love corn on the cob too. My kids could eat it at every meal.

  • Reply Fashionable Librarian Nov 23, 2015 at 10:19 am

    I have never eaten Zucchini but you have almost converted me…LOL….still not sure if I will try it but I am closer to trying it than before.

  • Reply Miss Millennia Mag (@MissMillMag) Nov 23, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Yumm… This looks delicious..!! Thanks for sharing recipe as I’m going to try it in my kitchen too!!

  • Reply Lynndee Nov 23, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    I need to get me a pasta maker so I can make something like that too. I love zucchini and I love corn. Nom!

  • Reply Melissa Nov 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    This looks really yummy. I love zucchini noodles, they are so good! Your pictures are so bright and pretty!

  • Reply livingoffloveandcoffee Nov 23, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    That looks so good! I have a spiralizer at home, I really need to use it more.

  • Reply Ann BAcciaglia Nov 24, 2015 at 1:17 am

    This sounds very tasty. I love lemon and I bet it marries well with the zucchini.

  • Reply noordinaryliz Nov 24, 2015 at 2:29 am

    This is so colorful and looks amazing. I want to make this like yesterday. I love corn and cherry tomatoes. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. I’ll be bookmarking this!

  • Reply JessicaACassidy (@wifetoalineman) Nov 24, 2015 at 4:43 am

    I like zucchini but never try this thing yet.

  • Reply Cara (@StylishGeek) Nov 24, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Love this yummy and very healthy recipe! Spaghetti noodles using zucchini is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Praire Gal Cookin Nov 25, 2015 at 6:34 am

    Yummy, yummy!! This looks great! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Reply bettynella Nov 28, 2015 at 1:17 am

    That looks fabulous darling! I’m hungry now, haha 🙂

  • Reply mywifestyles Dec 2, 2015 at 9:56 am

    This looks so yum! and fancy! LOL I love trying different types of salad! yum!

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