The other day Shop Rite was selling corn for 19 cents a cob so I bought 6 of them. I made the final 4 tonight. It was excellent corn.
I got the original recipe for this from The Chew the other day. Michael Symon made it with jalapenos in it. Normally I would include them but I knew I was serving this to my son, who is not a huge fan of chiles, so I omitted them. The salad was a hit. We all loved it. A nice light side dish to have with the hot dogs.
I highly recommend this salad. This is my adaptation:
Corn and Tomato Salad with Cilantro & Lime
4 ears corn on the cob, husked and silks removed
2 limes, zested and juiced
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 Vidalia onion, finely chopped*
1 clove garlic, minced
Grill ears of corn until nicely charred, about 3 minutes per side.** Remove the kernels from the cobs. Place in a bowl. Toss with the lime zest and juice, cilantro, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and then drizzle in olive oil and toss to coat. Season well with Bacon Salt*** and pepper.
Serve with hot dogs or hamburgers.
*original calls for scallions.
**original calls for grilling BUT I microwaved them for 4 minutes, removed the husk and silks and then removed the corn from the cob.
***original calls just for salt and pepper. I used Bacon Salt, it adds a smokey tone to the dish.
Yield: 8 servings
Source: adapted from Michael Symon, The Chew
Posted by RisaG 7/4/12