Tomato and Raw Corn Salad with Basil-Lime Dressing

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Author Notes: This salad is the ultimate easy dish for summer gatherings and light, simple dinners. I love keeping the sweet corn raw for added crunch and a bit of bite that pairs perfectly with the tomatoes. The dressing is light enough not to cover the flavors of the fresh veggies, but gives it an extra bit of kick. MadisonMayberry

Serves 4 to 6

Basil-Lime Dressing

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Salad

  • Corn kernels from 4 ears of corn, uncooked
  • 2 cups sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup shredded Asiago cheese
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the ingredients for the dressing. Blend until well-combined and smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the corn, tomatoes and Asiago cheese. Drizzle dressing atop salad mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle with black pepper and additional salt, if desired. Makes 4 to 6 side-dish servings

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