Fresh corn, diced deli ham and crunchy croutons are tossed with a smoky, creamy dressing in this light summer salad. Serve with a crisp glass of rosé and sliced melon.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2009


Recipe Summary

15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk sour cream, vinegar, paprika and salt in a large bowl. Add frisee (or salad greens), tomato, corn, croutons and ham; toss to coat.



Shopping Tip: Smoked paprika is a spice made from ground smoke-dried red peppers. It's available in some large supermarkets with other spices and at

Tip: To remove corn from the cob, stand an uncooked ear of corn on its stem end in a shallow bowl and slice the kernels off with a sharp, thin-bladed knife.

Nutrition Facts

177 calories; protein 12.6g; carbohydrates 18.9g; dietary fiber 3.7g; sugars 3.9g; fat 7.3g; saturated fat 2.2g; cholesterol 23.4mg; vitamin a iu 3672.4IU; vitamin c 24.6mg; folate 150.6mcg; calcium 88.3mg; iron 2.1mg; magnesium 52.5mg; potassium 647.8mg; sodium 688mg; thiamin 0.3mg.

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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
Great Salad! We had record heat and the last thing I wanted was to turn on the stove/oven. This salad came to the rescue! I moved it up the menu and bam! Fairly fast way easy and very yummy! Grab a least two ears of corn if the kernels are small or the ears smallish. However neither the dressing nor the greens lasted the next day I had it for lunch but it had lost it's luster. But make this one. It's very light for a creamy dressed salad and make for a satisfying meal. Pros: Fairly fast very tasty perfect on a hot night. Cons: Left overs not so nice Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was a really nice salad a pleasant change of pace for lunch or a light meal. I used mixed salad greens. The dressing was the right amount - not too much or too little. I took this for lunch for 3 days had triscuit thin crisps (regular flavor) with it. By the third day the dressing & greens weren't looking so good but it tasted wonderful. Next time I'll mix in the greens separately each day. Excellent recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very Quick and Easy!! I made this very recipe with no changes and it was great. It was very easy to make and my family loved it! I totally went in the right direction on this recipe. was the best meal I have made in a while. Pros: Came together quickly Cons: None Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious!! I get tired of salads super quick so I'm always looking for a new combination to change things up. So happy I decided on this one!! It was incredibly easy to put together and the taste is amazing with the bit of smokiness of the paprika the saltiness of the pork and the twang of the dressing. I used arugula instead of frisee only because of availability. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Quick Fix I thought this was great for how quick it came together. I made it after a long workout and it 'quieted the tiger' quickly. I added some cayenne chili powder and garlic powder to the dressing. Will play around with it more because it's definitely a keeper to pull out when you need something healthy quick. Pros: Came together quickly Cons: Dressing could use a kick Read More