Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
3 of the greatest flavors in nature, together in one dish (Spend a few extra dollars on good olive oil, and you'll see what I mean). Can be served cold or room temperature. Great for picnics.
- 2 large fresh tomatoes (I like creole and beefsteak) or 2 lbs cherry tomatoes
- 1 1⁄2 cups fresh corn or 1 1⁄2 cups frozen corn, blanched and drained
- 8 fresh basil leaves
- balsamic vinegar
- extra virgin olive oil
- Wash tomatoes and remove leaves, cut into bite sized pieces or slices Tear basil leaves into small pieces Combine basil, tomato and corn in a bowl Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and good olive oil, to taste.
- Let chill for 1 hour for flavor mix, or serve immediately for freshest presentation.
- Stir before serving.
I opted for the cherry tomatoes and fresh corn. I used a pint of cherry tomatoes and 2 corn cobs. I used fresh basil, but I wouldn't hesitate to use dried, especially if making in advance. This was pretty and tasty. And for a potluck when time is short, you couldn't ask for a more perfect offering!
Lacking fresh basil I substituted dried basil in excess of 8 leaves and let the mixture sit for a few hours to "hydrate" the basil. It was excellent. The sweet corn compliments the tang of the balsamic extremely well... Oh, and it's super-easy/quick to make.
Excellent side dish on a hot summer''s day.