The Perfect Summer Garden Salad

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There is something magical that happens when you put together the flavors of fresh corn, tomatoes, and basil. It was like they were all meant to be together. The sweetness of the corn contrasts perfectly with the acid in the tomato, and then the bright pungent burst of the basil is the final thrill. It doesn’t surprise me at all that these three ingredients are all in season at the same time, and that time is now! I have been making this salad for years and I can’t believe I have never shared it with you before. I made a video of how to create this summer garden salad and you can watch it HERE.

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Summer Garden Salad


  • 4 ears of fresh corn, husked and boiled for 3 minutes
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • Fresh basil cut or torn into small pieces
  • 2-3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


Cut the kernels off the corn as seen in the video. Place in a bowl with the tomatoes and basil. Pour on the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and toss to combine. If making ahead of time, keep the corn and tomatoes in the fridge and then toss with the basil and dress just before serving.

Serves 4-6

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  1. says

    This scrumptious looking salad whips me straight back to my maternal grandparent’s house and garden when I was a very young girl, prior to when my grandfather passed, as they used to grow corn and tomatoes in abundance there and rare was the summer meal (at their house) that didn’t include one or both. I’m going to make this salad next week and will be thinking of them when I do. Thank you for another fabulous recipes, dear gal!

    ♥ Jessica

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