Raw Corn and Tomato Salad with Basil-Lime Dressing

June 6, 2011

I loved being in Austin over the past four days, but there is nothing quite like coming home and getting back into the groove of a schedule and routine. Don’t get me wrong, the food in Austin was amazing, but at the end of the day I would rather just eat at home.

The process of cooking my own food and preparing meals with ingredients from my kitchen is such a safe, soothing and relaxing process. I think that has something to do with the fact that I can be slightly type-A and I enjoy knowing what exactly goes into each meal I consume.

For almost a week now, I’ve been dreaming of making this salad. Fresh, uncooked corn kernels from good old Iowa sweet corn and tangy, juicy grape tomatoes cut with rich shards of cheese. The Basil-Lime Dressing that tops this corn salad is bright and zesty, and would make a great topper to a lettuce-based salad, too.

Raw Corn and Tomato Salad with Basil-Lime Dressing
*1/3 cup light balsamic vinaigrette
*1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
*Juice from 1/2 lime
*2 cloves garlic, peeled
*1/3 cup packed fresh basil leaves
*1/4 teaspoon salt
*Corn kernels from 4 ears of fresh sweet corn, uncooked
*1 1/2 to 2 cups sliced cherry or grape tomatoes
*1/2 cup shredded Asiago cheese

*In the bowl of a food processor, combine the ingredients for the dressing. Blend until well-combined and smooth. Set aside.
*In a large bowl, combine the corn, tomatoes and Asiago cheese. Drizzle dressing atop salad mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle with black pepper and additional salt, if desired. Makes 4 to 6 side-dish servings

Happy Cooking!



  • Reply barrysbites June 6, 2011 at 2:37 am

    Looks delicious!

  • Reply Lauren at Keep It Sweet June 6, 2011 at 11:56 am

    This salad looks delicious! I want to hear more about your trip:-)

  • Reply Laura June 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Yum! This looks awesome – I love a good corn salad! Making this asap!

  • Reply Cindy @The Flipping Couple June 6, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Wow, this sounds amazing. Definitely adding it to the summer BBQ rotation.

  • Reply Baking Serendipity June 6, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    This looks fantastic! Definitely perfect for every summer cookout I have planned šŸ™‚

  • Reply helen June 6, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I love raw corn salads. I will have to try your version with that dressing! Thanks for sharing šŸ™‚

  • Reply Paula June 6, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    I like this basil-lime dressing!

  • Reply Debbie B. June 6, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Yum!! šŸ™‚

  • Reply Chef in Training June 8, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    wow! this looks amazing! I love finding new recipes! I found your blog while blog hopping and i LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow my blog too! Thanks!

  • Reply Jesse June 8, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    i love a black bean salad, i put avocado and cilantro in mine!

    black bean and corn salad

  • Reply Katie June 18, 2011 at 2:22 am

    This looks fantastic! Would love to make it for my family's 4th of July gathering this year.

  • Reply Giuseppina Pardey May 14, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    i thought you did a excellent job of this, thanks

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