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.
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
- 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
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.
- Round (slicing/table): Medium-sized, globe-shaped. Ideal for eating raw.
- Roma or Plum: Plum-shaped and thick-fleshed. Smaller and less juicy than the Round variety. Excellent for preserving sauces or making tomato paste.
- 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.
Friends of ours grow hundreds of Roma tomatoes each year to make sun-dried tomatoes and homemade jarred tomatoes for making sauce.
How To Make Tomato Sweet Corn Salad
You will need a few key ingredients to make an authentic sweet tomato corn salad.
- Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
- Fresh Garlic (not pre-peeled or from a jar)
- Herbs are mainly basil, parsley and chives or homemade pesto
- Salt and Pepper
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.
Simple Tomato Sweet Corn Salad Recipe
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