Olathe sweet corn is in at Kroger stores across the region now, but you’d better hurry — according to the company, there will be no restocking of this coveted Colorado treat.
I had corn-on-the-cob for dinner Sunday night, then headed back to the store after work on Monday to get some more. It was just that good.
Last night, I had some cold, leftover pre-cooked ears in the refrigerator, so I decided to transform them into this delicious salad.
All I did was finely chop some romaine lettuce, toss in a handful of my cherry tomatoes (halved) and add the kernels from one large ear of Olathe sweet corn. I dressed it with Ken’s Steakhouse Asian Sesame salad dressing, and we scarfed it up. Yuuuuuummmy!
I didn’t know before this season that Olathe sweet corn comes from a place high in the Colorado Rockies called, quite fittingly, Olathe. Most of the crop was sold to the Kroger Co., so we’re pretty lucky to be able to snag some.
The rest is apparently saved for the famous Olathe Sweet Corn Festival, which took place in early August.
They say the corn is so sweet and tender because of the mountain climate where it is grown — warm days and cool nights — coupled with melted natural spring snow for irrigation. Since I spent my early years in that very Colorado climate, it sounds like a winning combination to me. No wonder I’m so sweet and tender — okay, no snide comments from you guys on that!