Corn-Tomato Salad


When the temperature nears 100 F, salad is the only sensible thing to eat. Now that we have Steamed Corn and Sweated Onions down pat, we’re making a summer salad so good even the juices in the bottom of the bowl turn into a sublime gazpacho. Hmmmmm … is there another recipe in here somewhere? SAM

2 ears fresh corn-on-the-cob, steamed and cut off the cob
2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and roughly chopped
2 large marinated artichoke hearts, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons sweated onions
1 tablespoon fresh fennel fronds, snipped
3 ounces romaine lettuce or mixed salad greens
Mustard Vinaigrette
Freshly ground white peppercorns to taste
Toasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds and/or crumbled cooked bacon

In a salad bowl, combine the corn, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, onions, and fennel. Add the salad greens and gently toss with vinaigrette. Serve, sprinkled with pepper, pumpkin or sunflower seeds and/or bacon.
Makes 2 entrée or 4 salad servings.


3 Responses to Corn-Tomato Salad

  1. I have an awful confession… with the exception of two or three tiny cherry tomatoes, no tomatoes grew in my garden this year, neither from the plants we put in on purpose nor the hundreds of otherwise-very-healthy-looking volunteers, some of which we left to grow. I think it was the draught. I’m so upset. And with all this basil, too. Ah well, nothing for it but to follow all y’all to the Farmer’s Market…

  2. rockyroadoflove says:

    I have a confession, too. In a 4-by-4-foot space, we planted seven tomato plants! I thought most of them would die. Au contraire, they are like the cauliflower that ate Philadelphia! One, the new plum, has really mediocre tomatoes—and we have bushels of them! The others have nice, large cherry tomatoes, very tasty, but picking them is like an Indiana Jones excursion into a shadowy jungle underworld. Go to the Friday farmers’ market. The tomatoes there are wonderful this year, infinitely superior to mine. But, honestly, I’ll give you as many as you’ll take.

  3. Hi emily,
    You seem to enjoy gardening. We live in flats with not much space for gardening.

    Your salad is great.

    We achieved 10000 hits in 45 days! I am so excited that I could’nt be without sharing this with you.

    BTW asha has grown fenugreek in her garden in the US.She is in my blogroll and maybe you can visit her.

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