Today’s recipe, Easy Toasted Corn Salad with Bacon is not only a crowd-pleaser and delicious, but it’s super easy to make!
Let it be known that I have a thing for salads. Any kind of salad. I love to make salads with all kinds of ingredients and all different types of dressings, but I especially love bacon in my salads. I don’t know what it is, but maybe that little bit of extra crunchy or the savor of salt. I don’t know, but all I know is that this salad I am sharing today is amazingly good and it has bacon it!
Ya’ll know that I love simple and easy and I promise you that this recipe meets both of those likes! So here it goes…I hope you enjoy it!
Feel free to add or take away the jalapeno and/or the lime zest. I also sometimes buy the frozen roasted corn from Traders Joes, which saves me a little more time in the kitchen. Another great addition to this salad is avocado!
First, I start cooking my bacon. This allows me to work on the rest of the recipe, while the bacon is cooking. Next, I place the corn in a skillet on medium heat and start to ‘toast’ the corn. Chop your bell pepper and jalapeno.
Add bell pepper and jalapeno to skillet and brown as well.
Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl. Add half of cooked/crumbled bacon.
Combine yogurt, lime, chili powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl and mix thoroughly. Add in 3/4 of chopped green onions. Combine yogurt mixture with corn medley. Garnish with remaining green onions and bacon.
I am so in love with this treat. I have found that this makes the perfect addition to a bed of romaine lettuce, a zesty side dish, or add some tortilla chips for a fabulous appetizer!
- 1 lb Bacon, Cooked, Crispy, & Crumbled
- 1 lb Frozen Corn
- 1Red Bell Pepper, diced
- 5 Green Onions, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 tsp Chili Powder
- ½ tsp Ground Cumin
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Pepper
- 1 Jalepeno, minced
- 1 Lime, zested & juiced
- Brown corn in a skillet over medium heat
- Add bell pepper (and jalepeno, if using)
- Stir until corn and bell pepper is well browned
- Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl
- Add half of the Bacon
- In a small bowl, combine the Yogurt, Lime, Chili Powder, Cumin, Salt and Pepper
- Add ¾ of the onions
- Add Yogurt mixture to corn and toss to coat
- Garnish with remaining Onion & Bacon
- Serve warm or cold
- Serve warm or cold