Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad

Monday, June 23, 2014

Last week RedEnvelope asked me to contribute to their “Anatomy of a Picnic Guide” and I wrote this post.   That got me thinking of all the summer salads that we love to take on picnics and this one is by far our favorite for a side dish.  It’s so easy, but so good!

Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad

fresh corn and tomato salad

Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad

3 cups corn (from 4 ears of corn or about 3/4 of a bag of Fire-Roasted Corn from Trader Joe’s).

1 cup of cherry or grape tomatoes cut in half

1/2 cup cubed fresh mozzarella

6 basil leaves,  chiffonade

The Vinaigrette

1/4 cup good olive oil

3 tablespoons balsamic

1 teaspoon dijon

salt and pepper

a pinch of sugar

This is my go to vinaigrette that I use on almost every salad.  (I don’t always add the pinch of sugar).  The mustard emulsifies the ingredients and makes it the perfect consistency.  I make it in a jar and then add it to the salad just before serving.

Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad

 

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