Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tomato Corn Salad

I live on tomatoes in the Summer, and wish I could grow them year round. These beauties, a Cherry Gold variety, are the best cherry tomatoes in my opinion. They are very sweet, not acidic at all, and they grow beautifully and plentifully. Two years ago the first plant I grew took over and started growing on everything, including an oak plant nearby, very prolific indeed. It was also the last plant standing after it got too cold for the other tomato plants to survive the Fall, very hardy.

This salad is very simple, you can put it together in 15 minutes and is very refreshing. It would work as a pasta sauce, slightly sauteed with some garlic. You can use any cherry tomatoes, but I love the contrast of the orange, the yellow, and the purple of the basil leaves.

Tomato Corn Salad

1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced
1 ear of corn
Balsamic vinegar
Basil, chopped

Cut the kernels off the cobb, and boil for two minutes. Cool the corn in ice water, then toss with the rest of the ingredients.


Y said...

That salad looks yummy. I try to grow tomatoes every Summer, but never yield enough at one time for that big a bowl of salad. Shame!

Rebecca said...

looks so fresh and yummy. yay tomato months!!

Lien said...

Real summerfood! a grilled slice of ciabatta to go with that...just lovely.
BTW,How are the chicks, did they already arrive?

Laura said...

Y, don't feel bad, I don't get many tomatoes either until late summer. I am still buying from the store. Kudos to you for growing tomatoes though.

Rebecca, can't live without my daily dose of tomatoes in the summer.

Lien, the chicks will arrive Tuesday or Wednesday. We are counting the days!

Elra said...

Beautiful yellow tamatoes. Love this kind of salad, it's truly refreshing and healthy!

Awww, your birthday is coming in two weeks????????

Claudia said...

I am a big tomato eater - and I eat them only in the summer when they are "real." This looks delicious - especially with some freshly-picked corn. Loving tomato season - they've just appeared. My garden won't yield any till August (sob).

Jill said...

Tomatoes are the one thing we will have tons of soon...
I can't wait for our tomatoes & corn to be ready to be picked! I will be making this salad several times, I'm sure. :)

Sophie said...

MMMMM,...yummie looking salad!

What is EVOO? I don't know what it means!

Laura said...

Sophie, EVOO stands for Extra Virgin Olive Oil, sorry about that, from my days working in restaurants.

Nanny said...

Anch'io d'estate vivo di pomodori ,quelli bio dell'orto del mio papà .Adorabile l'insalata ,non l'ho mai provata con l'aceto ,solo con sale e olio e qualche aroma ,basilico e origano ,proverò :))

Natashya said...

Perfect summer salad. I love it when the tomatoes are prolific. They are not out yet here in my Canadian garden, but I see signs of tomatoes to come!
Love the pics of Claude, too. Say hi for me. :)


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