Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Simple Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad

Raw Corn And Tomato Salad
This is hands down one of my favorite summer time salads!
It's so easy and sure you can add other things into it but there is something about this simple mix of flavors that makes it absolutely delicious!

Got a picnic or BBQ coming up this 4th of July Weekend? Bring this and I guarantee everyone will love it and the best part is that no cooking is required.

baby tomatoes, corn, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper
Special Note: This picture is not of the full recipe.

Corn and Tomato Salad Recipe

4 ears fresh corn husked and removed from the cob or one bag of frozen organic corn, thawed
1 pint baby tomatoes, cut in half
3 Tbsp fresh chopped basil leaves
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 tsp seas salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

Mix tomato halves with corn kernels in a bowl. Add the basil and remaining ingredients, mix gently until well combined and let sit to marinate for a few minutes at room temperature.


Don't let the idea of raw corn stop you here.
Raw corn, especially fresh off the cob is not only safe to eat, it's delicious!

And as a bonus for those of you avoiding corn because it's as a starch, when it's raw, corn digests as a vegetable.

So forget everything you learned during your low carb days- fresh corn is back, it's a vegetable and you can enjoy it guilt free again!

For those of you still hesitant or wanting something a little simpler than shucking corn cobs, frozen corn can be used- organic please! While technically frozen corn has been blanched it is still okay for your raw food diet and I've heard it told that many raw food chefs and educators use it when fresh corn is not available.

Still nothing beats fresh local organic corn right off the cob so go find your local farmer's market!

I hope you try this and please let me know what you think if you do.

Happy celebrating everyone!


Frannie said...

I love fresh off the cob corn salad. Thanks for posting a recipe, I am sure alot of people will try this lovely simple salad.

Jodi~GettingRaw said...

Thanks Frannie! Raw corn is soooo good! Love it fresh off the cob.


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