Simple Corn Salad with cherry tomatoes and fresh basil is simple to make, requiring just 1 bowl and 6 ingredients. Tender corn, juicy tomatoes and red onion dressed in a tangy homemade vinaigrette create Summer side dish perfection.
Keeping today’s post SUPER SIMPLE. Here’s the deal…
Bring this fresh corn salad to your next church picnic, family bbq, or cookout with friends. Fantastic things will occur.
For starters, everyone will be dazzled by your stellar culinary skills. It’s quite possible that the words “domestic diva” will get tossed around. Prepare yourself for autograph and selfie requests… you will be the most popular person at the cookout… at least until the fresh corn salad runs out?
The ingredients are simple, as always: fresh corn, red onion, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and basil. From start to finish this dish takes about 15 minutes and requires just one bowl and a pot. It shouldn’t be that easy, but IT IS!
Time Saving Tips and Tricks
Prep: Prepare the corn ahead of time by cooking it and cutting it off the cob. Once that part is done the salad can be thrown together in minutes! If you want to be extra prepared, go ahead and chop the tomatoes and onion.
Make Ahead: This dish is one of those that gets better when it sits around for a day or 2. Make it ahead of time, cover it, and store it in the refrigerator until you need it. Better yet, double the recipe and eat on it all week?
Freezer: You can’t freeze this dish, but you can use frozen corn to save time! It may not taste quite as fresh, but hey, time saved is time saved!
- 6 cobs of corn, shucked
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 15-20 cherry tomatos (you could use a large traditional tomato)
- 3 TBS olive oil
- 3 TBS apple cider vinegar
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- ¼ cup basil, roughly chopped
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook corn, on the cob, for 3-5 minutes or until crispy/tender. Do not overcook. Remove corn from boiling water and immediately submerge in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Allow corn to cool and then remove kernels with a knife.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine corn, onion, tomato, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper. Stir until combined and then refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour. Add basil prior to serving.
- Sweet corn is on the clean 15 list! Save your money and buy conventional instead of organic!
- Cherry tomatoes are on the dirty dozen list, buying organic is recommended.
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