Jalapeno Popper Grilled Corn Salad

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This jalapeno popper grilled corn salad recipe has lots of great flavors together in one simple salad. With fresh grilled corn, bacon, jalapeno and cheddar cheese this cream salad comes together beautifully. To grill the corn for this easy salad recipe, you can either use charcoal briquets or grill them on them on the gas barbecue. This is a great barbecue side dish because you can make it ahead of time or just before you put the meat on the grill. You can prep all the ingredients and once the grilled corn cools, remove the corn kernels and add them to the bowl. You can serve this corn salad recipe with biscuits, fresh watermelon, grilled hot dogs and steak for a delicious dinner the whole family will love.

Jalapeno peppers are one of the most favored varieties of chili peppers that can be used in North American cuisine, especially in the Southern states, where Tex-Mex cuisine is very popular. Just like other chili peppers, jalapenos originated in the Mexico. The good news is that chili peppers contain many health benefits because they have capsaicin, which is what gives chilies their strong spicy, pungent flavor. Everyone's tolerance levels of chili peppers are different, so when possible it's always a good idea to consume in moderation to avoid any uncomfortable situations. Chili peppers are packed with lots of phto-chemical compounds that are known to have disease preventing and health promoting benefits. Capsaicin has anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-diabetic properties. Capsaicin has also been found to help reduce LDL-cholesterol levels in people. Fresh jalapeno peppers are a rich source of vitamin C. Ripe jalapenos have more vitamin C than raw greens. Jalapenos also contain other valuable antioxidants such as vitamin A, and flavonoids like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lutein, and cryptoxanthin. Jalapeno chilies also contain vitamin E, and vitamin K. Vitamin K increases bone mass by promoting osteotropic activity in the bones.

Nutrition Facts for: Jalapeno Popper Grilled Corn Salad from Wonky Wonderful

Ingredients: Ears of corn, jalapenos, bacon, cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, salt, pepper.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings.

* Per Serving:Calories 463, Calories from Fat 285, Total Fat 31.7g 49%, Saturated Fat 14.9g 75%, Cholesterol 88mg 29%, Sodium 1288mg 54%, Potassium 545mg 16%, Carbohydrates 21.9g 7%, Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%, Sugars 4.0g, Protein 25.3g, Vitamin A 13%, Vitamin C 45%, Calcium 24%, Iron 20%

Whether you choose to grill or barbecue the corn for this simple salad recipe is up to you. The difference between the barbecuing and the grilling food has to do with the cooking times and the types of heat that are used. Grilling food is most often done quickly over moderate to direct high heat with little smoke. While barbecuing of food is done more slowly over more indirect low heat, so that the food is nicely flavored by the smoking process. This could also mean using charcoal briquets to help add flavor. There are different barbecue sauces and flavours to use, and different ways of barbecuing techniques depending on where you are in the world.Thank you to Nicole at the "Wonky Wonderful" recipe site for sharing this simple salad idea for jalapeno popper grilled corn salad. This is just one of the easy salad recipes you will find on the site. Other recipes you will find on the site include the best salads, savory recipes, sweets, appetizers, breakfast ideas, side dish, snacks, healthy recipes, bread, drink recipes and so much more. **

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