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Fresh Corn Salad

Corn Salad

best way to cut kernels off cob ( in a bundt pan)

This was one of original posts from August 2011. This is one of my most basic recipes and one of my most favorite in the summer months when the corn is fresh sweet and delicious. Simple and Healthy ingredients designed to enhance the flavor of the local corn not disguise it. And fresh tomatoes from the farm!

Those of you who have been following me for all these years probably have made this a million times. I have a lot of other corn recipes out there but this one is just simply wonderful. Simple being the key word here.

Ingredients:

5 ears of corn

1 small red onion diced – if you like less onion use less

3 Tablespoons good olive oil

3 Tablespoons cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves cut up

1 pint of red tomatoes — cherry or plum or heirloom– use whatever you can get fresh off the farm! I prefer small tomatoes and I cut in 1/2 or 1/4–

Directions:

Cook the Corn– in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the corn for 3 minutes just to take the starch out. Drain and put in a large bowl of ice water ( use ice cubes) to stop the cooking–corn should turn bright yellow. Once the corn cools down–cut the kernels off the cob. I use a bundt pan which works out perfectly –it helps prevent the kernels from flying all over the place.

Add cut kernels to the red onion, tomatoes, olive oil , salt and pepper, and cider vinegar. Cut in some fresh basil and there you have it! A wonderful side dish on your table.

Serve at room temperature.

Fresh Corn Salad

5 ears of corn

1 small red onion (diced) (if you don’t like a lot of onion, just use less)

3 Tablespoons good olive oil

3 Tablespoons cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves

1 pint of red grape tomatoes (cut in 1/2 or 1/4)

Instructions:

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the corn for 3 minutes just to take the starch out. Drain and put into large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking and make it turn bright yellow. Once the corn is cool, cut the kernels off the cob (if you keep it flat side down it is easier to cut). If you have a bundt pan, that is perfect for cutting corn into b/c the kernels tend to fly all over.

Next, add kernels to red onion, tomatoes, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Cut in some fresh basil.

Serve at room temperature.