My wonderful neighbor Jack gave me a huge load of fresh corn on the cob from his garden. I was craving a salad and wanted to incorporate the fresh corn. I sauteed the corn, cherry tomatoes, sweet onion, and garlic for just a few minutes, in a little bit of butter, to sweeten them up. I topped them off with fresh chopped basil and feta cheese along with salt and pepper. It was full of wonderful flavors and textures. The corn was a bit crunchy, the feta was salty while the tomatoes were sweet and juicy. Simple ingredients, easy to make and it tasted delicious.
Corn, Tomato, Feta, and Basil Salad:
- 4-5 ears of corn, peeled and cleaned
- 1 large handful of cherry tomatoes
- 1/4 sweet yellow onion, diced
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 2 tsp butter
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2-3 tbsp feta cheese
- 4-5 leaves of basil. chopped
How to Make a Corn, Tomato, Feta, and Basil Salad
After you clean the corn, cut the kernels off of the cobs. I put a coffee cup upside down in a large bowl and place the cob on top of the mug. It’s much easier to cut the kernels this way and you won’t make a huge mess.
Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the diced onion and stir. Cook for 2 minutes then add the corn, garlic, tomatoes, salt, and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring gently, for 3-4 minutes then remove from heat. Top with feta and basil. Enjoy.