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Simple Tomato Sweet Corn Salad

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Tomato Sweet Corn Salad is a recipe that I created on a whim because we had leftover corn on the cob.

Today, I’m going to share with you my very best Tomato Sweet Corn Salad.

To make this tomato sweet corn salad, keto use baby corn from a can or frozen to substitute for corn on the cob.

I needed to make something with leftover corn on the cob which I turned into this simple tomato sweet corn salad.
Tomato Sweet Corn Salad Recipe

What To Make With Leftover Corn On The Cob

Typically I put leftover corn into a convection oven to warm it up to eat the following day.

My sister-in-law purchased a dozen corn on the cob and decided to drop it off at our house.

She had a gathering and intended to use the corn, but it never made it into the meal plan.

Instead of throwing it out, she knew we could make something with corn on the cob.

The sweet corn brought out the tang in the tomatoes, and aesthetically the salad is bright.

Support Local Famers For Seasonal Fruits and Veg

Like most Canadians, I love sweet corn during the summer and fall seasons in Canada.

We support local Ontario farmers and buy from them when we see their veggie stands.

During the 80s, Mrs. CBB remembers a few of her friends working as corn detasseling.

If you’re looking for summer employment each season, you can apply for corn detasseling with WRDetasseling in Ontario.

The job entailed detasseling corn, and the kids earned a summer income for their savings.

In the UK, it was rare to have corn unless it came from a can or freezer bags.

Off-season, I prefer flash-frozen corn as it keeps more nutrients than processed canned corn.

How To Add Variety To A Tomato Sweet Corn Salad

Top View Tomato Corn Salad

Other Options

  • Black Bean and Corn Salad
  • Tomato Corn Chickpea (Garbanzo Beans) Salad
  • Sweet Corn and Red Pepper Salad
  • Tomato and Sweet Corn and Boiled Potato Salad

Nuts To Salads

Fresh Herbs To Salads

  • Fresh Basil
  • Chives
  • Parsley
  • Mint

Freeze-Dried Fruits To Salads

We don’t have a dehydrator but we’re seriously considering buying one because there’s so much that can be done with it.

When you have freshly boiled buttery corn salad or grilled corn salads, the possibilities are endless.

Don’t limit options when making salads by adding a crunchy texture which adds to the recipe appeal.

Types Of Ontario Tomatoes

For our 2022 growing season, we chose cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes and globe tomatoes.

Popular Ontario field tomato varieties include Sunrise, Pik Rite, Mountain Pride, Pilgrim, Red Star and Ultra-sweet.

  1. Round (slicing/table): Medium-sized, globe-shaped. Ideal for eating raw.
  2. Roma or Plum: Plum-shaped and thick-fleshed. Smaller and less juicy than the Round variety. Excellent for preserving sauces or making tomato paste.
  3. Beefsteak: Similar to Round tomatoes but flatter with fleshier walls and not as juicy. Excellent for both cooking and eating raw. Size varies from small to large.

Foodland Ontario Tomatoes

Friends of ours grow hundreds of Roma tomatoes each year to make sun-dried tomatoes and homemade jarred tomatoes for making sauce.

Processing Roma Tomatoes To Make Italian Sauce
Processing Roma Tomatoes To Make Italian Sauce

How To Make Tomato Sweet Corn Salad

Leftover Boiled Corn On The Cob With Butter

You will need a few key ingredients to make an authentic sweet tomato corn salad.

Once you have the key ingredients for a tomato salad, you can build from there.

I added sweet corn niblets, red peppers, radish, cucumber, red onion and sliced black olives for this recipe.

The dressing included extra-virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, two minced cloves of garlic and fresh lemon juice.

I used a handful of fresh basil, chives, parsley, two mint leaves, or one tablespoon of pesto.

Wash and dry the herbs with a paper towel, then roll them together and slice thinly.

I’ve also made this recipe with homemade pesto, which carries us through the winter months.

Mix the entire tomato sweet corn salad and add 1/2 cup of freshly grated Parmigiano Regianno cheese. We buy a chunk of whole Parmigianno Regianno from Costco Canada.

You’ll find that this is the perfect side salad for any meal or to bring with you to a gathering.

Some people like to buy or make fresh crusty Italian bread to dip into the salad juices.

I enjoy my homemade Italian olive bread for dipping, but I won’t add black olives to the salad if I do make it.

How To Make Tomato Sweet Corn Salad
How To Make Tomato Sweet Corn Salad

Simple Tomato Sweet Corn Salad Recipe

Yield: 6

Simple Tomato Sweet Corn Salad

Fresh Corn Salad

I turned leftover corn on the cob into this simple tomato sweet corn salad that we love to dip fresh crusty Italian bread.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes sliced In half
  • 2 round tomatoes sliced
  • 1 cup sliced green peppers
  • 1 cup sliced red peppers
  • 4 red radishes sliced thin
  • 2 stalks of celery washed and sliced thin
  • 1 cup sliced seedless cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup sliced black peppers
  • 3 cooked ears of corn on the cob with niblets removed
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh grated black pepper]
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Fresh Herbs
  • 1/2 cup each fresh chopped basil, parsley, and chives
  • or 2 tablespoons of homemade pesto

Instructions

  1. Wash all of your vegetables and herbs and pat dry
  2. In a mason jar, add the ingredients for the dressing: garlic, Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper and lemon juice. Put the lid on the jar and shake it well to mix.
  3. Grate the Parmigianno Regianno cheese and set it aside in a small bowl
  4. Drain the black sliced olives and run cold water over them
  5. In a large bowl, start adding your vegetables.
  6. Add tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, green peppers, red peppers, celery, and corn cob niblets, then mix it all.
  7. Pour the dressing you made over the top of the vegetables and mix, so everything is coated.
  8. Llastly, add the grated cheese and mix until the cheese coats all the vegetables.
  9. Let sit for 5 minutes, so the dressing allows the juices from the tomatoes to naturally come out.
  10. Serve at room temperature with fresh crusty bread or garlic bread for dipping.

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