Corn, Tomato, Feta and Basil Salad

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.

  • 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

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.

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28 Responses to “Corn, Tomato, Feta and Basil Salad”

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    Jason — September 25, 2008 @ 5:41 am

    What a list of excellent ingredients! I never thought of making a corn salad, what a fab idea!

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    Paula — September 25, 2008 @ 6:14 am

    Oh dear, not only do I covet this salad, but I also covet your neighbor, Jack! I want Jack the neighbor! Seriously, though, this salad looks so colorful, and I bet the textures are terrific. This salad would go great alongside many dishes, too. YUM!

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    Jenny — September 25, 2008 @ 6:14 am

    Beautiful and fresh. Perfect in my opinion!

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    Emily — September 25, 2008 @ 6:34 am

    Ooooo, what a beautiful salad! The ingredients are making my mouth water! It looks d-lish!

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    Mochachocolata Rita — September 25, 2008 @ 8:08 am

    waw i love the corn and feta in this salad! mind you, i just did corn and uh-huh, bacon ehm ehm (talk about unhealthy)

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    Nina Timm — September 25, 2008 @ 8:31 am

    Wow, how much more color can you put in one dish????This is such a vibrant salad!!!

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    Grace — September 25, 2008 @ 11:20 am

    i think i can still sneak this one in before my tomatoes say goodbye. great combination. :)

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    Lore — September 25, 2008 @ 11:44 am

    Refre-shhhh-ing :D This would be perfect for summer too!

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    Maria — September 25, 2008 @ 1:41 pm

    What a colorful salad! I am sad sweet corn is on its way out the door. I just love it! Maybe I can still find some at the market on Sat. I really want to make this!!

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    Adam — September 25, 2008 @ 2:34 pm

    Beautiful way to use up almost any vegetables you want, Pam. I love the colors, and sweet corn is such a nice treat :)

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — September 25, 2008 @ 2:56 pm

    What a great looking summer or pretty much anytime salad. In my world it is still over 100 degrees so this will be a great compliment to this weekends BBQ.

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    Cheryl — September 25, 2008 @ 3:02 pm

    Looks yummy, John would love it as he is a corn freak!

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    Usha — September 25, 2008 @ 4:26 pm

    Oh this looks so delightfully colorful…love the idea of corn salad…will give this a try for sure….there is a surprise waiting for you at my blog please check it out:)

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    Live.Love.Eat — September 25, 2008 @ 4:26 pm

    I love the beautiful colors and I bet it tastes as good as it looks!

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    Patsyk — September 25, 2008 @ 4:44 pm

    Beautiful salad, and a perfect way to use those fresh ingredients! Delicious!

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    Happy cook — September 25, 2008 @ 4:47 pm

    It is a beautifull and colourful salade

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    nicole — September 25, 2008 @ 4:51 pm

    I wish I had a good neighbor that brought me good food all the time. LUCKY! Looks delicious.

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    Marjie — September 25, 2008 @ 5:58 pm

    Did you see the cartoon today where the mother hands the kid an ear of corn and he says, “I thought corn comes in cans!” Sad. This is pretty and colorful. You must just love Jack!

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    mikky — September 25, 2008 @ 6:08 pm

    what a great side dish… looks so good too… :)

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    The Blonde Duck — September 25, 2008 @ 6:12 pm

    I love this!! It’s so colorful.

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    Beth — September 25, 2008 @ 8:33 pm

    I am going to have to try this.

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    Heather — September 25, 2008 @ 9:20 pm

    mmm this is one of my favorite flavor combinations! i love, love, love corn and feta! your potstickers look delicious, too! my husband loves them, i’ll have to make them soon!

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    MaryBeth — September 25, 2008 @ 11:45 pm

    Ed would be all over this salad, it must run in the family because just like John he too is a huge corn FREAK!

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    Lisa — September 26, 2008 @ 12:03 am

    So colorful! Don’t you just love the fresh produce?

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    ~Priscilla~ — September 26, 2008 @ 12:18 am

    such a pretty and colorful salad pam!! looks delicious!

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    Rickey Henderson — September 26, 2008 @ 1:10 am

    Looks yummy. Rickey approves.

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    JoyBugaloo — September 26, 2008 @ 2:01 am

    Hi, just found your blog. It’s excellent…especially your photos. I’d like to know what kind of camera you use?

    Thanks–Gina

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    Divya — September 26, 2008 @ 3:36 am

    Pam, first time here… I love all your healthy recipes… A girl after my own heart. Will keep checking back.

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