Recipe Swap: Summer Salads!
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Chris_WebMD_Staff posted:
What is your best favorite summer salad recipe? With the abundance of fresh veggies and fruit, is there one you make more than others especially in summer?
Chrissy~

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
Virginia Woolf
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Chris_WebMD_Staff responded:
I wanted to share this one with you. One of my favorites I make it all summer.

Ingredients
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes, scrubbed
  • 5 medium ears of corn (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and sliced thinly (about 1/2 to 3/4 cup)
  • 1 large bunch fresh basil, rinsed, dried, and leaves picked
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large lemons, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • About 15 grinds freshly ground pepper
Directions Place the potatoes in a large pot of salted water and bring to boil. Cook until just fork tender, about 15 minutes. Fish out the potatoes with a spider or slotted spoon and place them in a bowl of ice cold water to stop them from cooking.
Shuck the corn and break each ear in half. Cook in the same boiling water for 5 to 7 minutes until tender but not soft. Remove the cooled potatoes to a dish-cloth to drain. Immerse corn in the same ice bath until cool. Cut each potato into quarters and place in a large bowl.
Remove corn from water and also let drain. Use a chef's knife to cut the kernels off each ear. Add kernels to bowl. Add grape tomatoes, onion, and whole basil leaves. Add olive oil and lemon juice and toss gently to combine. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
Chrissy~

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
Virginia Woolf
 
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EleanorAnne responded:
One of my refreshing favorites -

Tomato, Cucumber, Onion Salad

Grape, Cherry or Tasti-Lee Tomatoes cut up
Sliced, halved cucumbers
Sliced red onion
Drizzle with olive oil and red wine vinegar OR Balsamic vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste

Ellie