Sep 7, 2013

Corn and tomato salad with sherry vinaigrette

First, sorry for not posting much lately. I keep getting emails asking if something is wrong. No worries, I’m fine – just busy to a ridiculous degree. Sometimes, life trumps food blogging.

As a result, this post will be short and sweet. I wanted to share this salad, which you should make this week while there are still good tomatoes and corn. The success of this dish depends entirely on the quality of the ingredients. The fresher the corn and tomatoes, the better it will be. So get to the farmer’s market!

I used tender baby zucchini in addition to the corn and tomatoes, but if there aren’t any good zucchini around, you could substitute cucumbers. Either way, the sherry vinegar gives this salad a nice tang without overwhelming the vegetables. It’s so delicious, I could eat the whole bowl in one sitting.

End-of-Summer Corn and Tomato Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette

Kernels from 4 medium ears corn, preferably just-picked
1 pint cherry tomatoes that have never been refrigerated, chopped
3 baby zucchini, diced small
1 handful fresh basil leaves, chopped
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons good-quality sherry vinegar, or a bit more to taste
Pinch salt

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and serve. Best served the same day, without refrigeration.


See more recipes: Gluten-free, Salads, Side dishes, Vegan


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  • I really love the looks of this dish! I reckon it tastes good, too! Thanks for sharing this food for the heart?! I would also try and create this dish.

  • Mary

    Do you use raw corn? I have never eaten it raw.

  • Hi Mary. Yes, raw corn. It is delicious in salad! Make sure the corn is very fresh and it will be great.

  • Your presentation and photography is really up there. The Corn and Tomato salad looks delicious already

  • Thanks – this is a really delicious recipe – I just tried it for lunch! Brilliant way to use all those tomatoes!

  • jamie

    We need a new post! We miss you!

  • whatwouldcathyeat

    No worries, I’m about to post a new one :)

  • olivier yoro

    thank you you save my life

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