Tuscan Fresh Corn Salad

From Cook's Country | August/September 2011

Why this recipe works:

Corn tossed with fresh tomatoes and a bright vinaigrette seems basic, but bland corn, limp tomatoes, and watery dressing reared their heads. To prevent the tomatoes from flooding the dressing with weepy juices, we first salted and drained them. Next, we toasted the corn for nutty depth and… read more

Corn tossed with fresh tomatoes and a bright vinaigrette seems basic, but bland corn, limp tomatoes, and watery dressing reared their heads. To prevent the tomatoes from flooding the dressing with weepy juices, we first salted and drained them. Next, we toasted the corn for nutty depth and transferred it to the zippy dressing while it was still warm to soak up flavor. Finally, we stirred the tomatoes into the cool mixture to sit just until the flavors melded.

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Serves 4 to 6

Don’t add the tomatoes to the toasted corn until it is cool, as the heat from the corn will partially cook the tomatoes.

Ingredients

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