Monday, July 11, 2011

Corn Salad

10 ears of corn, shucked
1/2 cup red onion, finely diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
2 tbsp basil leaves, dried
1 tsp garlic powder

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  When boiling, add 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp vinegar.  Add the 10 ears of corn to the water and bring to a rolling boil.  Cover the pot, remove from heat, and let sit for 10 minutes, covered.  Remove from the pot to cool.  Once cooled, cut the kernels off the cob, cutting close to the cob.

Toss the kernels into a medium bowl with all the other ingredients, and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.  Add additional salt and pepper if you want. 

My review:  This is delicious!  So summery and fun, and pretty!  It tastes amazing.  I actually put mine on top of romaine lettuce as a salad, and it was a delicious lunch.  It's also good for a summer picnic side.