Monday, October 10, 2011

Indian Summer Roasted Corn and Pepper Salad

What an absolutely gorgeous Indian summer weekend we just had here in western Pennsylvania!  Sunny skies.  A kaleidoscope of color. I wish I could have just freeze framed it.

We almost felt we were cheated out of this all too short season by some premature chilly weather last week.  (We cleared slush off the car one morning.)   “Isn’t this still September?” I asked.  But then we were blessed with four straight days of this glorious weather.  Can’t complain.

And it called for the perfect Indian summer treat, one that still celebrated the bounty of fresh harvest. The colors just mimic all the bright colors of the weekend.
I'd frozen leftover roasted corn from a Labor Day picnic and had just roasted some peppers.  All the makings of a great pairing. This was a pretty mild salad and I’d spice it up more next time --  jalapeno, maybe, or cumin, or just a dash of sriracha or Tabasco.

Roasted Corn and Pepper Salad

3 cups roasted corn, cut from cob
2 cups roasted red pepper, diced
½ cup scallion, sliced
½ red onion, diced
¼ cup parsley
For dressing:
½ cup sour cream
½ cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1 ½ teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon pepper

Combine vegetables and parsley in bowl.  Whisk remaining ingredients, pour over vegetables and toss lightly to combine.  Serve chilled.

And here was the big finish.  I took this picture Sunday evening from our hilltop.  It was breathtaking in real life.


  1. We are also having wonderful weather; amazing pictures of the trees. That salad is right up alley; thanks.

  2. What a beautiful place you call home!! I love roasted corn salads, too. We lived on different variations of this all summer! They never got old! (Congrats again on winning my giveaway! I just send you an email with some details...)

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  4. Ahh, your photos are gorgeous and make me so homesick for Fall weather! I love this salad; it's a nice blend of late summer ingredients. Gorgeous charr on the corn!

  5. Love the addition of more pics! And the leaves are spectacular - as I knew they would be. The roasted corn is making my stomach growl :)

  6. Lovely pictures here of the season changes. Roasted corn is something that I could eat every day-this dish looks so fresh and tasty. Yum!

  7. I forgot how beautiful PA can be - wouldn't it indeed be wonderful to freeze it? If I can find the end of the corn - I'd do this. I roast peppers daily and this is just such welcoming autumn fare.

  8. What gorgeous photos, Rosemary! And I love, love this salad...peppers and corn with a yummy dressing...can't beat that!

  9. Those trees look so beautiful! The salad sounds great for this time of year, too.

  10. Amazing photos! And the salad looks delectable.

  11. Now I'm missing PA! I don't miss the winters but autumn there is just incredible :) Lovely Indian summer recipe, love roasted corn!

    Hope you pigged out on 'fair food' too!

  12. Beautiful photos and a delightful salad - colourful, delicious and healthy. My kind of eats.

  13. What beautiful pictures of the fall foliage you've captured! And the salad looks delicious - corn and peppers are one of my favorite combos!

  14. landskype is really amazing i must say, i wish i could see something like that without the need of using pictures

  15. Absolutely stunning! My husband is from Pennsylvania so I know how beautiful Indian summers can be....and your pictures are really beautiful!

  16. Ooh! I've never had corn in a salad before... this looks like a great dish for the last little twinge of summer we have here! =)

    Thanks for your sweet comment! Totally try the jalapenos -- I just had a reader tell me she adored them so I hope you love them too! <3

    happy almost friday!!

  17. Gorgeous photos! Everything here went so well together, colors, the words, the images, and the food. Roasting corn brings out some of the best flavors I think. Very nice simple salad.


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