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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Corn Salad with Tomatoes and Feta Cheese





From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This lovely mix of ingredients captures the colors and flavors of summer in a bowl. The salad, packed with fresh vegetables that offer texture and flavor, is topped with a combination of feta cheese and basil that manages to keep a potentially boring mix of ingredients interesting. The brightness of the salad adds glorious color to a picnic table and its slight tang works really well with barbecued meat or chicken. The recipe was originally developed developed by Priscilla Yee for a Taste of Home competition. Her recipe is a keeper and I suspect your family will enjoy it as much as mine did. While I prefer the salad chilled, it can be served at room temperature and that makes it ideal for family outings. Our outing today took us to a local dam and fish hatchery where the little guys had their first "gone fishin" experience. It was a treasure of a day, matched by food that was nearly as good as the memories that were made. While there is no recipe for the memories, there is one for the salad. Here it is.

Corn Salad with Tomatoes and Feta Cheese...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Priscilla Yee

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
5 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn, thawed
1-1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions:
1) To make dressing, whisk lime juice, salt, pepper sauce and 4 teaspoons oil together in a small bowl. Set aside.
2) Using a large skillet, saute corn in reserved 1 teaspoon oil until tender. Transfer corn to a salad bowl.
3) Add tomatoes, cucumbers, onion and basil to sauteed corn. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving or refrigerate until chilled. until tender. Transfer to a salad bowl; add the tomatoes, cucumber, onion and basil. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving or refrigerate until chilled. Sprinkle with cheese just before serving. Yield: 4 servings.








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42 comments:

Val Curtis said...

This looks like perfection! Yum!

Steve @ HPD said...

still haven't had a truly exceptional ear of corn yet this summer. sweet olathe should be around the corner. your salad looks delish!

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Oh yum! That looks like something I may have to attempt! Thanks for sharing!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

From the Kitchen said...

I can see where your heart has been for the past while! Thanks for sharing the recipe and another of the "littles".

Best,
Bonnie

Jenn said...

The salad looks lovely... and the picture of the little one is precious!! Perfect summer post :)

Kim said...

I like this salad, it's perfect for corn season. I like it, so fresh!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

What fun you must be having! And the salad is indeed the quintessential summer dish.

Sue/the view from great island said...

Your little fella looks adorable. Your corn salad looks pretty good, too! I think I sometimes forget that in the summer, the simpler the better, especially when it comes to my favorite summer vegetable.
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Chiara said...

Your corn salad looks delicious Mary! have a great day...

bellini said...

With ll the seasonal corn at the arket this salad will be so refreshing.

That Girl said...

This is one of my favorite summer sides.

Tracy Wood said...

What a great combination of flavors! I love the addition of feta to just about anything! We are waiting for fresh corn here in Michigan - it won't be long! It is the best in the world!

Beloved Green said...

Wow, looks delish! Perfect for a summer's day.

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

this looks simple and delicious and a wonderful way to use up all those grape tomatoes my plants are beginning to pump out! Have a wonderful day Mary...and as always, thanks for the link love on pasta post!!

Karen S Booth said...

Beautiful colours and lovely salad! So summery!
Karen

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I never make corn salads, I cannot imagine why when I see this. Yum yum. Diane

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Who wouldn't want . . . summer in a dish.

I am so glad you are getting time with your extended family.

Fondly,
Glenda

David said...

Mary, Finally a good way to encourage my better half to eat her veggies! She loves corn and feta cheese, so it's a winner up front. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Kalpana Sareesh said...

i love corn n this is one yumm salad n perfect for me..Hv a grt Day!!!

Lyndsey said...

Yes a perfect summer salad!

Karen said...

Great summer salad, Mary! This would make a great addition to a picnic basket. :-) Hope you're having a great week.

The Blonde Duck said...

Perfect for summer!

Ginny said...

You must have had a wonderful day, topped off with wonderful food!! Hey, doesn't anyone ever cook for YOU? You never seem to get a break!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

A perfect salad for summer or any season!

Ruth said...

I'm seeing loads of corn salad variations at the moment - and living all of them! This one looks particularly good though. I'd love it with some grilled chicken. Perfection on a plate.

Joanne said...

Corn is so cheap right now that I've been buying it by the ton. I love these mix-ins! A great way to spruce it up.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Corn and tomatoes go together so well and look pretty together too. Love the idea of the feta cheese. It adds a little something extra and makes the salad a bit more filling.
Sam

yummychunklet said...

I love corn salad. Yours sound delicious.

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

it's a beautiful salad and just love the shot of the grandbaby!!!

The Fajdich Times said...

What a great fishing adventure you all must have had! Your corn dish looks delish:)

kitty said...

Mary, I just LOVE your stories...you should write professionally!!! Your recipes are excellent, too!

sweetcarolinescooking.com said...

Perfect! Love the addition of hot sauce. Hope you're having a lovely week. xx

sweetcarolinescooking.com said...

Perfect! Love the addition of hot sauce. Hope you're having a lovely week. xx

Alessandra said...

Definitely my kind of salad Mary, and the photo of the little boy is so cute!

Enjoy Summer!

Ciao
Alessandra

Country Dreaming said...

Sounds refreshing!

Melinda

Gloria said...

Look delicious dear Mary, blessings to you, gloria

Sanjeeta kk said...

Oh..Mary you are tempting me too much...I need that bowl of corn salad1

Dzoli said...

You have indeed captured summer in that bowl.Not only healthy but light for summer and tasty on the top;)

Claudia said...

I will be bringing extra corn home from the Farmer's Market to ensure I do this! Those Gone Fishin' memories - last forever. My Dad always spoke about fishing in Brooklyn with his Uncle Billy in the 1930's!

What's next said...

looks wonderful! I need to try this...

Claudia said...

I made this today and it is just lovely - delicate summer with many flavors.

Susan at www.ugogrrl.com said...

This salad looks like the perfect summer meal addition. I love using my basil plant - can't wait to try!

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