Got fresh corn on the cob?
Don't cook it! Use the kernals raw in this amazing summer salad!
You can make my aromatic fast and easy corn and tomato salad for dinner tonight!
Just cut the uncooked sweet corn kernels off the cob, chop up some juicy summer tomatoes, add some fresh basil, fresh parsley, fresh mint, red onion, my simple dressing and dig right in.
You can enjoy the best of summer all in one bowl.
This delicious salad brings back childhood memories. I grew up in the Garden State ( New Jersey) where summers were blessed with an abundance of vine ripened Jersey tomatoes and local sweet Jersey corn. There were three local farm stands within a mile of my house. Tomatoes grew so prolifically that in a good season, the farmers sold 20 pound baskets of tomatoes for just $5 ( of course that was a long time ago).
This salad was one of favorite ways to enjoy the seasonal bounty.
Although I now live across the river in Bucks County, Pa, the same type of produce is still available from local farms.In fact, I just got back from a local farmer's market with bagful of summer tomatoes, corn, fragrant basil, and red onions: all the fixings for my summer Tomato and Corn Salad.
If you are wanting to eat healthier and absorb more nutrients, this easy recipe may help!
Our bodies need enzymes which are found in raw food to digest help our food. I can't even imagine all the enzymes, vitamins, and antioxidants in this colorful vegetarian, gluten free salad. You have reds, yellow, purples, and greens- and nothing is heated , so few nutrients are destroyed.
|Don't boil corn , eat it raw off the cob! yum|
But who feels like boiling water in this oppressively hot weather?
I simply, husk the corn, clean off the strings, wash it, and eat it raw directly off the cob! That's right! I don't cook it.
Is it good? You bet..
The raw corn is sweet, crunchy, and full of natural juices. I like it better than cooked, and it retains the healthy enzymes that are usually destroyed in cooking. If you have never eaten your corn raw, you have to try it!
I use raw corn cut off the cob, in this tomato and corn salad.
Author: Judee Algazi
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Ingredients for salad
Raw corn from 3 ears of corn on the cob
4 large sweet juicy summer tomatoes
1/2 medium red onion, chopped fine
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped fine
1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped fine
1/2 cup fresh mint , chopped fine ( yum !)
Use lemon and olive oil, or balsamic vinegar and olive oil , or any Italian dressing.
Assemble all the ingredients and mix together in a large pasta bowl; mix in the dressing and eat!
|Cut raw uncooked corn off the cob|
|Mix all the ingredients together|
|Great for a picnic too |
Kids will love a piece of raw corn on the cob for a snack.
If you pick out some sweet ears, kids can eat the uncooked kernels right off the cob!Fresh uncooked corn provides protein ( about 5 gms/ cup), 12 gm of fiber, iron and magnesium and the yellow variety has beta carotene. Corn is also low in fat and sodium, while providing lots of fluid for hydration in the summer. So, enjoy the health benefits of this delicious vegetable .Eat it raw for greatest benefit.
What could be easier? No boiling water, no mess, no waiting!
How to select the freshest ears of corn
1. Pick husks that are green with little brown or yellow
2. Open the husk slightly and look for plump kernels
3. Pick Yellow corn for beta carotene which our bodies convert to Vitamin A
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