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CTC Recipe for Salad

The Cucumber Tomato Corn Salad Recipe

This robust recipe for salad has the tasty Corn Tomato Cucumber combination and can be prepared a couple of hours ahead of the party. The corn and cucumber give this fresh salad a lot of bite. Mint and other garden herbs give it a fresh and aromatic flavour.

The quantities mentioned in this CTC salad recipe should be sufficient to create a barbecue side dish for 6 to 8 persons.

Photo of Cucumber Tomato Corn Salad by Hot Smoke Barbecue

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For this salad recipe we use the following salad ingredients:

1/2 pound
10 dry ounces
1/2 cup
cucumber, diced
tomato, diced
crispy corn (medium size can, drained)
mint leaves, prefereably the sturdier ("Turkish"?) kind, shredded
onion, finely chopped
red chile, chopped

Standard Salad Dressing

This is our standard dressing that we use for just about all salads:

5 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon
olive oil (prefereably a fruity Extra Virgine)
black peppercorns, ground medium coarse
seasalt, no iodine
Juancho's BBQ Tip - Olive Oil
Olive oil is good for your body! If you feel there's too much olive oil in this salad, just add some more!   ;o)


For this corn tomato cucumber salad, Juancho adds a combination of herbs to reinforce the above Standard Salad Dressing. These herbs are picked fresh in Juancho's little Herb Garden. Through the year quantities may vary depending on season and actual availability in the garden.

If there's any herb on the list that you can't get, don't worry. This kind of salad recipe is begging for improvisation.

Immediately after chopping, the herbs are stirred into the mix of olive oil and vinegar, so you will achieve a maximum transfer of aroma and flavour into the dressing.

These are the herbs I used for the salad in the picture:

2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
5 cloves
rosemary, finely chopped
tarragon, finely chopped
sage, chopped
garlic, finely chopped

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Open can of corn, allow to drain.


Make the dressing with the fresh herbs. Mix thoroughly (shake vigorously if possible) and set aside to allow the aromas of the herbs to be absorbed by the dressing.


Wash the cucumber, cut in quarters lengthwise, cut out the seedy parts, cut the four strips lengthwise again to obtain eight strips, cut strips into dice.


Wash the tomatoes, cut in quarters, cut out seedy parts, and cut quarters into dice.


Wash mint leaves while on the stem and set apart. Mint is quite vulnerable, therefore you do not want to rip and cut the leaves until just before serving.


Chop the onion as fine as possible.


Wash chile pepper, remove seeds, chop to pieces.


Put all vegetables in a large salad bowl and mix well.

Above activities can be done well before serving.

Right before serving:


Rip the mint leaves from the stems, chop, and add to salad.


Stir dressing one last time, add to salad, and mix salad to spread dressing evenly.


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The PitMaster Suggests

This cucumber tomato corn salad goes very well with any kind of barbecue meat.

For example:

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