Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
Recipe courtesy Dave Lieberman From the Food Network Site. I made this for thanksgiving last year, and it went over really well. It's been requested again, this year. The recipe asks to cook your own corn, but I've found drained canned corn is just as good. Go easy on the basil and onions. The thinner the onion is sliced, the better, and you probably won't need a whole small onion. The recipe says to serve immediately, but this is one of those recipes that if you let the flavors mingle over night, it tastes all that much better. Use the best kind of olive oil you can find. A good olive oil is one that you can't smell. If you use a cheaper kind, all you'll taste is the oil.
- 1 lb baby red potato, scrubbed
- 5 medium ears of corn (about 3 pounds)
- 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
- 1 small red onion, peeled and sliced thinly (about 1/2 to 3/4 cup)
- 1 large bunch fresh basil, rinsed, dried, and leaves picked
- 1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 large lemons, juiced
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- about 15 grinds fresh ground pepper
- Place the potatoes in a large pot of salted water and bring to boil. Cook until just fork tender, about 15 minutes. Fish out the potatoes with a spider or slotted spoon and place them in a bowl of ice cold water to stop them from cooking.
- Shuck the corn and break each ear in half. Cook in the same boiling water for 5 to 7 minutes until tender but not soft. Remove the cooled potatoes to a dish-cloth to drain. Immerse corn in the same ice bath until cool. Cut each potato into quarters and place in a large bowl.
- Remove corn from water and also let drain. Use a chef's knife to cut the kernels off each ear. Add kernels to bowl. Add grape tomatoes, onion, and whole basil leaves. Add olive oil and lemon juice and toss gently to combine. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
This is a nice fresh tasting salad! Made for a playdate (for the mom's) and served it wit grilled chicken breast. I used large red potatoes that I cubed small and frozen corn rather than corn on the cob. Will be making this again when the temperature rises and makes it too hot to cook a lot. Made for 2012 Spring PAC.