Friday, July 29, 2011

Cool and Crisp Corn Salad

Tomatoes, sweet corn, and basil are featured in this fresh and easy side dish which literally bursts with summer flavor.

Summer Corn Salad
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4 ears of fresh corn on the cob, husked and cleaned
3 medium tomatoes, diced
1/2 large sweet onion, diced
1/4 cup fresh basil, minced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Fill a large kettle halfway with water and bring to a boil.  Boil the corn for 7 minutes.

In the meantime, prepare a large bowl of ice water.  When the corn is done, immediately plunge the cobs into the ice water to stop the cooking and set the color.

Drain the corn, then cut it off of the cobs with a serrated knife.  I use a bundt cake pan to hold the cob; then the kernels fall right into the pan!  No muss, no fuss.

Combine the corn kernels, tomatoes, onions, and basil.  Whisk the oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper together and pour over the veggie mixture.  Let marinate in the refrigerator for an hour or so.  Use a slotted spoon to drain the mixture when serving.

This is great with any grilled meat you can think of!  It's sweet, savory, and crunchy all in one!
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Nicole Feliciano said...

I found you from Little Brick Ranch's Foodie Friday link--the photo drew me in. What a perfect summer recipe. If you get a moment, I'd love for you to link up over at Momtrends. This week we're featuring sorbet cocktails for our recipe linky:

Mo 'Betta said...

This looks delicious, and I happen to have all the ingredients, fresh from the garden :) Thanks for stopping by!

Lizzy said...

This looks fabulous! Perfect summer salad~

Jodi said...

I would definately like this, sounds really yummy!

What a brilliant idea with cutting the corn off the cob! I am going to use this from now on!!!


Betty @ scrambled henfruit said...

This looks so fresh and delicious! Sweet corn and tomatoes are in their prime right now, so this is perfect. I love your tip of using a bundt pan to hold the ear of corn while you're cutting off the kernels- I'm definitely trying that! :)

Miz Helen said...

Hi Vicky,
This is a wonderful summer salad. I just love the combination of Corn and tomatoes for this cool summer salad. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon. Hope you are having a great week!
Miz Helen

Rug Cleaning Los Angeles said...

What a refreshing summertime meal! Great for bbq'a and stuff! Can't wait to try it out :)