Summer Corn and Tomato Salad

Fresh corn and tomatoes are symbols of summer, right up there with steamy sultry days and perspiring clinking drinks. So it’s no surprise that corn and tomatoes pair perfectly in this casual, summery salad. Their mutual sweetness is differentiated by the milky crunch of fresh corn kernels and the juicy acidity of sweet cherry tomatoes. A shower of parsley keep them grounded along with the bite of sweet red onion and a squirt of lime. This is summer simplicity at its best.

Summer Corn and Tomato Salad
Serves 4

2 ears corn, husked
1 poblano pepper, stemmed, seeded, diced
1/2 small red onion, chopped
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 bunch Italian parsley, stems removed, leaves chopped
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Cut the kernels from the corn and place in a bowl. Add the pepper, onion, tomatoes and parsley. Mix to combine. Drizzle with olive oil and lime juice. Sprinkle with cumin, salt and pepper to taste. Toss and serve.

21 responses to “Summer Corn and Tomato Salad

  1. That is beautiful. At first glance I thought green pepper and almost shut down but I made a point of reading and see that, no…it’s a much better pepper, albeit green in color, one I would love!

  2. What a beautiful salad! I love corn in salads – it’s such a summertime treat. A bit of cumin with it is a great idea.

  3. Very nice presentation! I never thought of using chipotle pepper in a salad, will definitely consider it

    perfect Summer dish!

  4. I love mixing tomatoes and corn. This looks like an excellent recipe, especially with a little heat.

  5. I am overloaded with basil in the garden – bugs in my parsley so I might sub basil. Pretty salad!

  6. One of my favorite summer salsas. I love your recipe and your plating is always so fresh and clean looking.

  7. I’ve only recently been turned onto raw corn salads. Where have I been all this time? Love.

  8. The presentation of this dish is just beautiful! And I second Sally’s comment…never thought of Chipotle in a salad. Sounds so flavorful!

  9. Love this salad full of summery goodness!

  10. My farmers market had tomatoes for the first time this season and I think I actually shrieked when I saw them.
    What a lovely salad – wonderful use of seasonal ingredients.

  11. This sound so good I love tomatoes and corn, I’m so glad you posted it as I’ve been hankering for a fresh corn/tomato recipe.

  12. I love any salad with corn in it! This looks wonderful!

  13. I love this!! You’re so right, it’s summer simplicity at its best. Yum. 🙂

  14. This is a true summer-y salad. I make something very similar and it’s more like corn masala with some raw spice mix and some vegetables 🙂

  15. Still a touch away from being able to make this with perfectly ripe local produce, but we’re getting CLOSE. A beautiful way to toast the season. – S

  16. this looks so delicious i must try it!

  17. Made this last night with fresh corn and tomatoes from the local farmers’ Market and everybody loved it. A definite keeper. Thank you, Lynda.

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  19. I’m going to a Labor Day party I hadn’t planned to today — and this is what I’m taking. I have all the stuff (corn and tomatoes in overabundance! I’ll be a hit, I know it!

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