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.
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.