|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 3g||4%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||2%|
|Total Carbohydrate 12g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|Total Sugars 4g|
|Vitamin C 11mg||57%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Keep things light and easy with this no-cook salad filled with fresh, juicy tomatoes, crunchy corn, and peppery basil. It's the ultimate, no-sweat side dish for grilled meat or fish.
Use only the freshest, sweetest corn for this recipe. The kind that’s so tender and sweet you can eat it raw—it isn't being cooked for this recipe. Yes, you can safely eat corn raw, and this salad takes full advantage of its ultra-sweetness by pairing it with bright, acidic tomatoes. Use ripe, high-quality tomatoes for the best results. Add fresh basil and you have a very summery combination. This salad packs well and is good for cookouts, picnics, and more.
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, or white wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 shallot, or 1/4 small red onion
3 ears corn
3 medium tomatoes
2 sprigs basil
Gather the ingredients.
In a salad bowl mix together the oil, vinegar, and salt.
Peel and mince the shallot. Add it to the dressing and stir to combine.
Husk the corn and use a sharp knife to cut off the kernels. When cutting corn kernels from the cob, be careful not to cut too deep: If you have a sharp knife and meet any resistance at all, you're cutting too deep and may end up with tough, woody knobs at the end of the kernels.
To prepare the tomatoes, use a sharp knife to cut out the stem end and core underneath.
Cut the tomatoes in half along the equator, squeeze out and discard the seeds and extra juice, and chop.
Toss the corn and tomatoes with dressing.
Slice the basil into thin strips (called chiffonade). Sprinkle the salad with the ribbons of basil and serve. The salad will keep for a few hours topped with the basil or two to three days without the basil (sprinkle the basil on top just before serving).
Add 1 small cucumber (peeled, seeded, and chopped).
Add 1 small raw zucchini, chopped or sliced into ribbons using a vegetable peeler.
Add 1 small fennel bulb, finely chopped.
Add 1 cup sweet green peas (blanched if you like, but raw is good too).
Add 1/3 cup finely chopped feta, queso fresco, or mozzarella.