8/30/10

Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad






Summer came a little late here...mid June again this year.
Now that it's late August, tomatoes are finally on! Corn is super sweet. Fresh herbs are plentiful.
Do you love- fresh, simple and absolutely delicious?
This is it.





Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad
adapted from allrecipes.com

6 ears corn
3 large fresh tomatoes
1/2 large onion or about 1 cup chopped ( I used a sweet onion)
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
two to three sprigs fresh oregano (optional)
2 tablespoons white vinegar ( I used white balsamic)
1/4 cup olive oil
coarse sea salt
fresh ground pepper

Boil corn in large pot of water for about 7 minutes. Drain and plunge corn into cool water. Cut corn off cob and set aside to cool completely.
Chunk tomatoes and onion. Coarsely chop basil and strip the oregano off stems. Place cooled corn, chopped vegetable and herbs into large bowl. Toss with vinegar and olive oil. Season to taste. Serve chilled or room temperature

Tips:
-The recipe called for white vinegar, but I love white balsamic (sweeter) vinegar. Apple cider vinegar would also work. I don't recommend regular balsamic vinegar. The dark red color will discolor the onion and corn and the overall look of the salad will change.

33 comments:

  1. I love that the corn is still sticking together, fresh is definitely best!

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  2. This salad look yummy and delicious! gloria

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  3. Maravillosa ensalada, se ve increible.

    Saludos

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  4. You gotta have a fantastic macro lens or setting on your camera. The photos are tremendous!

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  5. Sometimes when I get hungry I come to your blog and just look at the pictures.. which usually makes me much more hungry than before and does nothing but remind me that you are amazing and I want to have a little Si in me when I grow up if I ever do. And that I'm really hungry.

    I think I'll try this one next time. I'm gonna make that choc bundt for sureee

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  6. That looks so beautifully fresh and delicious - a vision of summer on a plate. It is the first day of spring here today - bring it on I say :-)
    PS I like white balsamic vinegar too.
    Sue

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  7. Can't wait to try this. Sounds so good!

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  8. This looks and sounds so good! It's been so chilly in the evenings so I need to hurry up and make this before it's suddenly winter!

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  9. I made your salad last night-so refreshing! But where can you find white balsamic vinegar. I couldn't find it so I just used regular balsamic. My friend Lucy Andre told me about you blog-I am a frequent visitor!

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  10. Steff,
    White Balsamic can be found in some groceries, I purchased mine at Tony Caputo's in Salt Lake City. Great Source for Balsamic, Olive oil, etc.

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  11. I found this recipe a while back and was chomping at the bit for it to be spring again so I can try it!... FABULOUS! I also wasn't able to find white balsamic initially - but regular balsamic tastes INCREDIBLE anyway... I have done many variations - different crumbled cheeses added... tuna, chicken, steak strips for the non-veggie lovers adds a nice element too... favorite veggies to add are nice red or yellow peppers and I have done this with heirloom tomatoes too and gotten SUCH great color. Thanks SO much for this recipe - it's gotten me TONS of compliments!

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  12. Saw this on Pinterest. Looks fantastic. I'll be trying it this summer.

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  13. This looks amazing! I'm having a BBQ on Sunday for 20 people and I want to make this. Anyone know how much this recipe makes? Should I double it or triple it? If there is too much...I don't think it will go to waste!

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    1. It serves about 12 as a side dish. Sorry for the very late response! For some unknown reason, I have not been receiving notifications when comments are made on this post!

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  14. Just finished making this...and oh my god, is it good!! Love how the simplicity allows the flavor of all the ingredients to shine through. Will definitely be using this as a fall back recipe. P.S. I grilled the corn which I think really takes it up a notch. :)

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  15. You can also add drained black beans for a complete meal. Great recipe.

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  16. Saw this on Pinterest and I so glad I tried it out. I love how fresh and tasty it was! Will make again!

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  17. Simply wonderful!! I have made if four times now!

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  18. We made this today for 4th of July. It is wonderful! I found this on Pinterest too.

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  20. Loved this salad!!! We just made it and served it with some fresh mozzarella and bread!!! Excellent!

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  21. This salad tastes like summer in a bowl! It is so light and refreshing and DELICIOUS! Thanks for the great recipe!

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  22. I found this on Pinterest and its got to be one of my all time favorite summer recipes! thanks for posting! it's delicious!!

    Katherine
    katherineave.com

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  23. I just made this today, right before serving I added some diced avocado......OMG it is soo good! I can't stop eating it!

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    1. Hi Michelle, The avocado sounds like an awesome addition. I think I'll try it and do a repost this summer! thank you!

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  24. Saw this on Pinterest... And we're trying it out tonight. Using grape tomatoes instead though :)

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    1. Kyles,
      I love grape tomatoes, and when it's not summer, I almost always substitute grape tomatoes because the flavor is so good. Great idea!

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  25. How many servings does this make and can I make it the night before?

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  26. Hi Clare, This recipe serves about 12 as a side dish. You can make it the night before, but the tomatoes will give off some juice, if you wan to avoid the extra juice, you could place the tomatoes in a separate container, then add just before serving. The amount of juice from the tomatoes, of course, will depend on the variety of tomato used. Thanks for stopping by!

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