8.20.2012

Corn Salad With Basil, Tomatoes, And Red Onion

Corn salad with basil, tomatoes, and red onion

Summer's not over yet... so make this corn salad while there's still fresh, local corn, tomatoes, and basil on hand. You won't be disappointed. This is another dish I made for my friend's bachelorette party up in Vermont in July, and everyone loved it. It's bright and citrusy and has a nice combination of textures.


I tried to pick easy, summery side dishes, like the fregola with tomatoes and this corn salad, to make for dinner. And just as with the fregola dish, I had anticipated grilling and had to change my plans when we learned we wouldn't be able to use the grill. As long as you have a pan without a nonstick coating, you'll be able to move this dish inside too. (If you want to try this on the grill, use this recipe.)

Corn salad with basil, tomatoes, and red onion

Corn Salad With Basil, Tomatoes, And Red Onion (adapted from Bon Appetit, July 2012)

Ingredients

12 ears of corn, husked
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 small thinly sliced red onion
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
Kosher salt and pepper
Crumbled feta, for serving

Preparation

Start by cutting all of the corn kernels off the cobs.


Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in large skillet. Cook corn over medium-high heat, stirring only occasionally to let it brown. This will take a while.


Make sure to scrape up all the brown bits in the bottom of the pan.


The corn is done when the kernels are golden brown.


Transfer the corn to a large serving bowl.

Place the sliced onion in strainer and rinse with cold water.

Stir the onion, remaining 5 tablespoons olive oil, tomatoes, basil, lime juice, and thyme into the corn. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve, passing feta on the side.

Corn salad with basil, tomatoes, and red onion

What dishes are you making to hold on to summer?

15 comments:

Colleen said...

Yum! I made something similar a few weeks back. Such an awesome dish to use some of the best veggies of the season!

Meghan M. said...

We've been eating tons of tomatoes, peaches, and corn. Stuffed zucchini is on the menu for this week!

IndulgeInspireImbibe said...

I've definitely been on a grilling kick (well, Adam grills, I marinate) and I made a key lime chicken with mango salsa. This salad looks spectacular, and once again, the girls were so lucky to have you cook for them!!

Joanne @ Eats Well With Others said...

I might throw some beans into this just so that I can convince myself that it's a complete meal and so I won't feel bad when I eat it and it alone for dinner. I just can't get enough of corn this season!

natalie@thesweetslife said...

I have not eaten enough corn this summer! Better remedy this quickly!

GlutenFreeHappyTummy said...

that looks just delightful! yum!

Lisa said...

This salad looks so refreshing and pretty. What a great way to use the bounty of summer corn! Not much time left, though..I better hurry :)

Colleen said...

I have been so into the corn and basil combination lately - especially when it's fresh off the cob like this!

Emily said...

Seriously your friends made out like bandits at this bachelorette getaway! I adore corn salads - always make one from Ina Garten but looks like I should give this recipe a try too!

wearenotmartha said...

Such a great summer dish! I can't get enough corn and will miss it so much when summer is over! Sounds like you threw an awesome bachelorette :)


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Michelle Collins said...

There's nothing like fresh corn, tomatoes and basil in the summertime! The basil growing in our backyard is finally becoming abundant, and I've been trying to use it in just about everything....

Christina said...

What a delicious looking summer salad! :)

Colleen said...

I have been so into the corn and basil combination lately - especially when it's fresh off the cob like this!

Emily said...

Seriously your friends made out like bandits at this bachelorette getaway! I adore corn salads - always make one from Ina Garten but looks like I should give this recipe a try too!

wearenotmartha said...

Such a great summer dish! I can't get enough corn and will miss it so much when summer is over! Sounds like you threw an awesome bachelorette :)


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