Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad

"Refreshing, delicious, easy to make for a picnic and fun!!"
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  • Grill the corn in the husk, then shave off kernels and set aside.
  • Combine vinegar, basil, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and oil in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Combine the corn kernels, onion and tomato in a large bowl.
  • Add the dressing and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to let the flavors mingle.
  • Stir in the blue cheese crumbles.

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  1. Grilling corn never disappoints, it gives it so much flavor. I added more basil to this and for personal preferences left out the sugar and used a quarter of the oil. We thought this would also be just as good without the cheese.
  2. I found my recipe in Bobby Flay's Grilled It! cookbook! The only difference in his recipe was that it called for honey and this recipe used sugar! First of all I would like to say that I had a huge issue with the amount this dish serves! We are not as big eaters as we were in our 20' I am thinking that the full recipe would feed more like 8 - 10 people. I am surprised that SeatlePilot and Little_Sister didn't make comment on this! I used only 5 cobs, half a large sweet onion and used feta cheese (as that was what I had on hand and I was serving lamb and wanted to keep it in the same theme)...the rest was the same. I served 4 people and as it is, I will be dolling some salad out to my DD otherwise I will be having corn "until the cows come home"!!! That being said, the salad turned out really well. I mixed up the oil and vinegar before hand and cut the basil up just before serving. A neat trick: after cutting the kernels off the cob, run the back of your knife up and down the will get all the remaining kernels and any juice left from the cobs. You would be surprised on how much is pulled off. Overall, an excellent recipe....thanks for posting it!!!
  3. Lovely side dish! Have always avoided dishes where you had to remove corn from the cob. Was surprised at how easy it is. Had to make some substitutions due to what I had on hand. Used chopped red onion and chopped vine ripened tomatoes. Thought I had fresh basil but didn't so had to use dried instead. Still good but I bet so much better with fresh basil. Can't wait to make it as directed!!



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