Tuesday, July 1, 2014

“Colorful Corn Salad” Plus A “Strawberry Mojito” For "Wordless Tuesday"

Welcome, It is “Wordless Tuesday” This recipe is so delicious and a perfect dish to serve on a hot summer’s day…maybe for the July 4th holiday. Goes so nicely with a BBQ of ribs, chicken, or burgers. So colorful and all the fresh veggies you can eat........ 

“Colorful Corn Salad”


3 cups of frozen corn or 3 cups of fresh corn
1 can of black olives (pitted) and chopped
20 grape tomatoes cut in half
1 cup of chopped green pepper
1 cup of chopped red pepper
3/4 cup of chopped onion or scallions
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
2/3 cup lime juice
2/3 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste


Cook the corn is using frozen or fresh. In a large beautiful salad bowl, combine all vegetable ingredients, and then cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, and add the salt/pepper. Stir till all coated, cover and refrigerate until serving. Serving is for 8 people or more, depending on how much of the ingredients you use. You can also add other veggies or take out an ingredient that your family does not eat. Your choice…just enjoy!


“Strawberry Mojito”

This light, tasty and refreshing Strawberry Mojito recipe is sure to please everyone for the whole summer. The sweet, juicy strawberries are a perfect compliment to the mint and rum.


4 large strawberries, hulled and quartered
6-8 large mint leaves
2 teaspoons granulated or super fine sugar
2 fluid ounces white rum (2 shots)
Club soda or seltzer water, (about 1/4 cup)
Garnish: mint leaf, half a strawberry


Add the strawberries, mint and sugar to a cocktail shaker or large drinking glass. Muddle until strawberries are broken down and mint leaves are torn apart. Add the rum and shake well if using a cocktail shaker. Stir well if using a glass. Pour rum/strawberry mixture into a tall glass. Finish filling the glass with ice and top off with club soda. Mix gently with a straw. Garnish with a mint leaf and half a strawberry

Till Next Time………………………………...........

Copyright  © 2014 “Family Plus Food Equals Love” All Rights Reserved  


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Orlando...Glad that you enjoyed this one...Hope that you have a fabulous July 4th! Dottie :)

  2. Hi Dottie, This is so awesome! I like your colourful corn salad. So healthy and easy peasy to prepare too. Guess what? Your strawberry mojito is so refreshing and cooling especially during this hot weather. I know I am going to try this. Thanks for sharing and warmest regards :)

    1. Hi Ivy, Thanks for your visit today....Yes the corn salad is so simple and looks so pretty in a bowl on your table. One way to get some good, fresh veggies in everybody. I am so thrilled you loved my choice of drink. it is cool and refreshing, plus the color is very inviting. To me when you have a gathering of people, the table should contain colorful dishes and drinks, especially in the summer time. It is so festive. Thank you for your kind comment...have a blessed Wednesday, see you soon...Dottie :).

  3. This is what we need now: a nice fresh salad and a delicious mojito as an aperitive.
    I love salads and Mojito is one of my favourites. I love your twists with strawberries perfectly in season now.
    Have a lovely day!

    1. Hi Alida, Thanks for visiting today...I am so happy that you enjoyed these two recipes. I agree with you, love salads of any kind and this one is perfect for a picnic or a gathering of family and friends. I am really not a drinker, but this one looks so refreshing for a hot day, and that is what we are having here in the states...I love the color of the drink, and strawberries are a favorite. Thanks for your kind comment and I hope that you have a wonderful day. Dottie :)

  4. What a colorful -- and tasty! -- salad. This looks great. And I've never had a Strawberry Mojito. But you know I will. ;-) Fun post -- thanks.

    1. Hi John, thank you for stopping by....So glad that you liked the corn salad and the drink, Strawberry Mojito. Enjoy the drink, "cheers" and hope that you have a memorable July 4th! ;-) Dottie

  5. Hi Dottie!
    How funny that you made corn salad yesterday and I made something like corn salad tonight! I may even share it on Sunday for Fried Chicken Day!

    Your corn salad looks so much prettier than mine. I really should "kick" mine up a bit. Of course, I would never say no to anything with strawberries in it especially a Mojito!

    Thanks for sharing, Dottie...

    1. Good Evening Louise, Thank you for visiting tonight! Don't you just love it? I could eat that type of salad all the time. Glad you had something like it tonight. What a great idea to add that will your chicken for Fried Chicken Day...Thanks for your comment, I would kick it up anyway you want to. You can always add or subtract whatever you or the family like. I love olives so I usually add olives to mine. But that is optional. Yes, you are correct who could say no to that strawberry Mojito? "Cheers" Looking forward to your post on Sunday...

      BTW: Just want to thank you again, for your organizing "The Picnic". I had such fun looking at everyone dish and leaving comments, and I was thrilled by all the people that have become now my new "Food Blog friends." Your hard work payed off and I now can't wait for next years game. Thanks for including me in this years game.
      Blessings on your night and have a great July 4th weekend! :) Dottie Say hello to Marion for me!