Peppery, Tangy Corn Salad

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Author Notes: I think the name says it all: it’s peppery, it’s tangy, it’s corny-sweet, and it’s delicious. Adding a little ricotta salata (one of my favorite cheeses) does the perfect trick for adding just a touch of creaminess.

Serves 2-3

  • 2 ears yellow corn
  • 2.5 c arugula
  • 1/4 c red onion, diced
  • 1/4 c ricotta salata, grated
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 4-5 basil leaves, chopped
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • pinch of salt
  1. Boil corn ears for 3 minutes, then submerge in an ice bath. Once cooled, shave the corn and put aside. In a large salad bowl, add the arugula and red onion. Add the ricotta, olive oil, lemon juice, basil, fresh ground pepper, and salt. Now add the corn. (You may be wondering why the corn isn’t tossed in first with the arugula. Good question! You don’t want to welt the arugula by having a few warm corn corn kernels.) Serve at room temperature.
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Tags: arugula, corn, corn, delicious, fresh, ricotta, Summer

Comments (4) Questions (0)


over 3 years ago CBuiTillman

This salad is great for the last hurray for the end of BBQ season. The flavors work so well together and deliver the perfect spicy/sweet/tangy tasteto go with any type of meat.


over 4 years ago lapadia

Yum...great picture too!


over 4 years ago Sagegreen



over 4 years ago SallyCan

Looks so healthy~like something that I'd want to make and eat. I like that it isn't weighed down with lots of dressing. A fine image too, with the oil and knife positioned in the background.