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Corn Chowdah Recipe Turns Soup Into Salad

This great side dish tastes amazingly like an old New England favorite - Corn Chowder.

"Corn chowder. That's an interesting choice. You do know that cellulite is one of the main ingredients in corn chowder." ~Nigel (The Devil Wears Prada)

I love soup. Hot or cold, for lunch or dinner, vegetarian or protein based...give me soup and I'm a happy girl. One of my favorite things about soup is how versatile it is.

You can take most any leftover vegetables or meats in your fridge, throw them into a pot, simmer them in broth and have yourself a great little meal. Soup is comfort; soup is that wonderful feeling of "home." Ok, you get my point. I love soup. Moving on...

You can imagine how excited I was when I stumbled upon a recipe that turned one of my favorite soups, corn chowder, into a salad. This dish combines the wonderful flavors of corn chowder (bacon, corn and potatoes) to create a great side dish that can be served warm from the stove or chilled for a summer party.

Enjoy!

Corn Chowdah Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 3 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 cups corn kernels (fresh or frozen, thawed)
  • 1/2 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Heat oil in large pan.
  • Cook bacon until crispy.
  • Remove bacon and drain on paper towels.
  • Add garlic and potatoes to pan and cook until potatoes are browned.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Add corn to potatoes and cook until hot (around 3-4 minutes).
  • Break bacon into 1" pieces into a large bowl.
  • Add onions and vinegar to bacon.
  • Add corn/potato mixture to the onion/vinegar/bacon mixture.
  • Stir and add salt, pepper and red peper flakes to taste.

(Adapted from The Fabulous Beekman Boys' Corn Salad recipe)

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