Enjoying summer in New Jersey with a blueberry salad

A nice blueberry salad just screams Summer in New Jersey. Now, if you’ve never tried corn and blueberries together before, it may sound a little odd, but trust me, they make delicious partners.

My secret ingredient is smoked salt. I discovered smoked salt a couple of years ago and now I can’t eat fresh corn without it. You can make this salad with or without the watermelon.

Try it on your popcorn, too. You should be able to find smoked salt at a high end grocery store or online.

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Fresh Blueberries
Fresh Corn
Seedless Watermelon
Smoked Salt to Taste



The ratio of corn to blueberries and watermelon is for every two ears of corn, add 1 cup blueberries and 1 cup cubed watermelon. Make this salad for two or 20, just follow the ratio. I cook my corn in the microwave in the husks for this recipe. Two minutes per ear. You could also boil or grill your corn. I will leave that decision up to you. Once corn is cool enough to handle, cut corn from husks into bowl. Mix blueberries, corn and watermelon in bowl. Sprinkle with smoked salt to taste. It’s that easy. Serve with chicken, fish, steak or just about anything else this summer.

We are coming to the end of blueberry season here in New Jersey and with the mild winter we had, everything came earlier than expected. Before you head out to pick your own blueberries at your local farm, be sure to check to see if they still have them. You can find a list of Pick Your Own Farms on the N.J. Department of Agriculture website.

Jersey Blueberries are still plentiful in your local grocery store. Buy a bunch and freeze them.


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