Friday, August 16, 2013

Jersey Fresh Corn & Tomato Salad

Here's a warm salad that uses your garden-fresh corn, tomatoes and herbs. If you don't have any grilled corn, you can bake it in the oven--directions are at the bottom of the recipe.

CORN & TOMATO SALAD

2 ears corn on the cob
1 1/2 cups chopped tomato (any type of tomato works in this dish)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped onion
olive oil
salt and pepper
1 handful fresh basil leaves
1 handful fresh oregano

Grill or roast corn on the cob and allow to cool (directions for oven-baked corn are at the bottom of the recipe).
Stand corn on its end and cut kernels off the cob.
Saute onion in a little olive oil. When it begins to brown, add garlic and cook 2 minutes more. Add corn, tomatoes, salt and pepper to pan. When everything is heated through, add basil and oregano and toss until basil wilts. Serve warm.

BAKED CORN ON THE COB:

Shuck corn and remove silk. Pour 1 TBL olive oil on a square of aluminum foil. Place corn on olive oil and roll it until entire ear is coated. Wrap corn in foil. Each corncob should be wrapped individually. Bake 20 minutes at 450. Allow to cool 10 minutes before unwrapping.

(Here's Little Brother helping me out with the corn. He loved this part of the job--he said it was just like playing air hockey. And olive oil is wonderfully moisturizing for your hands.)

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