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Mexican Jalapeno and Lime Sweetcorn Salad

Being a massive fan of sweetcorn, I naturally love any recipe that has corn in it. However as I have mentioned before, I avoid eating sweetcorn because I can’t be sure if any of it is GMO free after watching GMO:OMG on Netflix. So whilst I haven’t completely cut it out, I rarely eat it now. For that reason when I do eat it, I want it to be really good. This mexican jalapeƱo and lime sweetcorn salad does the trick.

Mexican Jalapeno and Lime Sweetcorn Salad

I am having one of this weeks at the moment and therefore I am not full of the ‘joys of spring’, whatever that means. Just headachy and tired overall to be honest. According to Greek Medicine, there are 6 lifestyle factors that are important for optimal health. There are; Environmental air and breathing, Movement and rest, Sleep and Wakefulness, Emotions and Feelings, Elimination and Retention , Food and Drink.

At the moment I am struggling with getting out of the house. This plays a huge role in my overall wellbeing. Sometimes, I wish I lived in a place where I was completely anonymous. In Leicester (where I live), I am to a degree but not quite enough. It is one of the things I really appreciate about living here to be honest. Sometimes, I just like to be left alone and love my own company. Other times, I really would love some company. You can’t have it all woman! I suppose it is one of the things I love about London. Just disappearing into crowds. Although I do have relatives in London, I am easily able to get time to myself when I am there. Sometimes I just want to slip out of the door and be invisible. I guess it is usually when I feel a little bit vulnerable. The other way I know I am feeling like that is when my heart doesn’t feel at rest and wants to be in the confines of my home, listening to Quran. That is a beautiful thing because ultimately, it brings me closer to my Creator but it can also be dangerous. Isolation for me lead to massive anxiety attacks. There is nothing wrong with needing fresh air. Fresh air and Quran. Sounds perfect to me. 

Anyway, here is the recipe for that awesome corn. Do give it a try!

Mexican Jalapeno and Lime Sweetcorn Salad


  • 1 340g tin sweetcorn drained
  • 2 tbsp pickled jalapenos, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • Very small handful coriander, chopped finely
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and let them sit for half an hour before serving.
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