Southwestern Tomato and Corn Salad
One tomato, two tomato, three tomato, corn.
Why This Recipe Works
The key to this salad is choosing the best tomatoes and corn you can find; it's hard to beat ripe, sweet, in-season produce. We tried adding the corn to the salad three ways: blanched, sautéed, and raw. Tasters preferred the version with the raw kernels to the two others because the kernels added little bursts of sweetness that countered the acidic tomatoes. For a robust southwestern profile, we finished the salad with spicy minced jalapeño, a sprinkling of rich queso fresco, and some vibrant, fresh cilantro leaves.