Arugula-Goat Cheese Fresh Corn Salad
For a corn salad that was full of flavor and not waterlogged, we got out our frying pan and salt shaker.
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 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.