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Spanish Style Sweetcorn Salad

Corn on the cob on a blue background
  • The scientific name of the sweet corn plant is Zea Mays Saccharata or Zea Mays Rugosa, and it is from the family Poaceae, the family of true grasses.
  • Corn is produced on every continent in the world, except Antarctica
  • As well as being eaten by the cob, corn is also processed and used as a major component in many food items like cereals, peanut butter, soups, marshmallows, baby food, cooking oil, salad dressing, and chewing gum.
  • Sweet corn is very high in fibre, folate, thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C, and contains many other vitamins and minerals.
  • Sweet corn can be steamed, microwaved, baked, boiled and barbecued, and is readily available in supermarkets and can be bought fresh, frozen or canned, and sometimes ‘creamed’.
Spanish Style Sweetcorn Salad


  • 320g Tin of sweetcorn
  • 200g Cherry tomatoes, chopped in half
  • 1 Red onion, chopped finely
  • 1 Red pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 Jalapeño pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 150g Pitted green olives in brine
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Handful of Parsley, roughly chopped


Add everything and mix well

Nutritional Information:

This recipe makes 4 portions. Each portion contains:

Calories: 163
Carbohydrate: 17.5g
Protein: 3.5g
Fat: 8g

ADAPTED FROM: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipe/sweetcorn-salsa

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