This simple corn and tomato salad recipe only takes a few ingredients to make & is full of the flavors of summer!
Are you sick of summer foods yet? Please tell me you're not. As much as my October-born soul is crying out for apple crisp, and maple lattes, I'm not ready to give up the season of salads yet!
Hence, why I am milking this summer produce for all it's got, and cramming it all in one bowl. You want summer? I GOT SUMMER.
What makes this corn and tomato salad delicious & healthy
- cherry tomatoes
- red onion
- fresh basil
- olive oil
How to make this corn and tomato salad
In a large bowl, combine 3 cups of corn kernels ( I used some leftover grilled corn cut off the cob, which was about 2-3 cobs-worth), 1 cup of cherry tomatoes cut in half, ½ cup chopped red onion (about ½ medium), and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil.
Add in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of white vinegar, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper, and store to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Use up your leftover grilled corn to make this salad super quick. You can also use frozen corn that has been thawed.
- Some of my favorite flavor boosters are crumbled feta cheese or diced avocado.
How long does this corn and tomato salad last?
If kept covered in the refrigerator, this salad will keep for up to 4 days.
What do you serve this salad with?
It can be served along any summer meal as a side dish. I like to serve mine with these Lentil Cauliflower Tacos or Pistachio Crusted Salmon. You can also serve it as a topping for any kind of tacos, or even on eggs for breakfast!
Money-Saving Tips for this corn and tomato salad
Shop seasonally. Make the most of seasonal produce in the summer, and shop for fresh items like corn, tomatoes, and basil at the farmer's market, or wherever you buy local, in-season produce. This is not only when they have the most flavor, but are also most affordable many times. If you're making this outside of summer, you can always use frozen corn instead.
Buy in bulk. Purchase items you use frequently like vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper in bulk for a more cost-effective option.
Grow your own. Basil is one of the easiest herbs to grow at home, and is much cheaper than having to buy each time you want to use it.
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