Sunday, July 8, 2012

Garden Food.....Tomato Corn Salad

The garden has started to produce and the meals we are eating are reflecting the bounty we are enjoying.  Most meals around our house lately include a plate of sliced tomatoes and  cucumbers - so good with a sprinkle of salt or pepper!  Last night I tried a new recipe I had seen on Pinterest for Buttermilk Grilled Chicken and wanted something to go with it.  This Tomato Corn Salad was just the ticket.  I shared some with my neighbor and she called to say she wanted the recipe, that her 14 yr.old grandson was drinking the juice from the bowl!

Tomato Corn Salad

3 good sized tomatoes, chopped
1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
3 tabelspoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 cups fresh corn (about 9 ears of corn) - I used frozen
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves finely chopped garlic
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
Optional - chopped olives, sweet bell/hot peppers or celery to taste

In a large bowl, combine first 8 ingredients. In a large skillet, saute corn in oil until tender longer fro fresh, for frozen just until thawed. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in mustard. Add to vegetable mixture; mix well, toss to coat. Refrigerate briefly or serve immediately using a slotted spoon.  Enjoy! 

What's cooking from your garden? Do you have some tried and true favorite 'garden food' recipes?  Please share them in the comments!

1 comment:

Gina said...

Oh my! Does this ever look good! I have some leftover corn in the fridge. I'll be making this tomorrow!

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