Toasted Corn Salad With Bacon

During the summer I try to host several parties and attend even more of them.  Much to my husband’s dismay I’m a social bug and don’t truly need a reason to have a party other than the day ends in “y”.  The hardest part about throwing and attending parties for me?  Planning a menu or what I’m going to take.  While I admit I love to wow people I don’t truly want to spend hours working on a side dish but I do want to always bring something different.  My newest potluck dish?  This Toasted Corn Salad with Bacon that can be made in advance and is jam packed with several layers of flavors!

Toasted Corn Salad with Bacon

At potlucks/bbqs I’m drawn to the dishes that smell good (of course) and the dishes with the most color.  This toasted corn salad sure fits that bill with all that yellow, red and green popping out at you.  It’s a huge pile of colors that guests are sure to be drawn to.  Plus around here it’s a pretty unique dish to be found with all of us potato farmers trying to use the things up that we all have on hand.  Using frozen corn makes this dish a cinch to put together and the addition of a jalapeno adds a little bit of kick.

Toasted Corn Salad with Bacon

Toasted Corn Salad With Bacon

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Toasted Corn Salad With Bacon
  • 1 Lb. Bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
  • 1 lb. Frozen Corn
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1 Jalapeno, minced
  • ¼ Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 teas. Chili Powder
  • ½ teas. Ground Cumin
  • ½ teas. Salt
  • ½ teas. Pepper
  • 5 Green Onions, thinly sliced
  1. In a dry non-stick skillet over medium high heat add the corn and stir occasionally until the corn starts to brown.
  2. Add the bell pepper and jalapeno and keep stirring until the corn is well browned and the bell pepper is slightly charred.
  3. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl and add half of the bacon.
  4. In a small bowl combine the yogurt, lime zest and juice, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
  5. Add ¾ of the onions and the yogurt mixture to the corn and toss to coat.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature, garnish with additional onion and bacon.


Toasted Corn Salad with Bacon

Would your guests enjoy this Toasted Corn Salad with Bacon at your next function?  What is your favorite dish to take to a potluck/BBQ?

A few more dishes that are made for potlucks and BBQs.

Veggie Pizza

Veggie Pizza Appetizer Recipe

Pineapple Salsa

Easy Pineapple Salsa

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushroom Caps Recipe

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  1. says

    Can I invite you to my next potluck? :) This is a keeper of a recipe and perfect for BBQs. Just like you said, its colors will draw you in and it is layered with flavors…and who doesn’t LUV bacon? Pinning!

  2. says

    I love the idea of toasting the corn in a dry skillet! I have never done that before, but with grilling still a ways off in Maine, that’s a good way to deal with it! And bacon, everything is better with bacon!

  3. says

    Love the idea of charring the corn here. Adds another dimension of flavor, plus intensifying the flavor of the corn.And the yogurt adds a kick and an unexpected creaminess. I bet it doesn’t last 5 minutes at the potluck. :-)

    • Brandy says

      It quickly disappears Susan which is a good thing because you know it’s liked but also a bummer since I never have leftovers!

  4. says

    Your Toasted Corn Salad with Bacon will be perfect for spring and we will love it. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. says

    Your recipe is featured this week on Full Plate Thursday.  Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

  6. says

    Yummmmmy!! This would be a fabulous addition to my link party Making Memories Mondays going on now! I would love for you to stop over! :-)

  7. says

    I heart corn and bacon…and a salad made out of those two things has to be delicious. I’d love to feature this recipe on our weekend features post with a link back to you. Hope you’re ok with that

  8. Jan says

    When taking a dish to a summer potluck, I’m not always certain where the food will be served. Therefore, I try to stay away from dairy or mayonnaise based recipes. Do you have an idea for a non-dairy dressing that would be good on this salad. It looks very tasty!

    • Brandy says

      Jan –
      I am not sure of a substitute at this time. Yogurt holds up pretty well outside of refrigeration for quite awhile though and I’ve yet to run into a problem.

  9. says

    I love trying new salads. This looks perfect for cookouts. I think my husband (who hates salads) would even give this one a try!! #HomeMattersParty


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