Monday, September 10, 2007

Raw Corn & Tomato Jamboree

Lately, every time I went past a display of corn on the cob in the market, I wanted to dive right in and make a meal of it right there! However, self composure and Bob restrained me from making a spectacle of myself. The urge persisted. Yesterday I ran across a recipe which I decided to RAWvolutionize. I decided to cut the recipe in half, which was good, because there were only four ears of corn left in the store! We made it last night, and it is a definite keeper! Bob and I each tasted it last night, but saved it for our lunch today. I personally think that it has better flavor right after you make it. The tomatoes tend to lose their juice which waters down the sauce, if made the day ahead. So if you want a refreshing late summer salad, give this a try!

Raw Corn & Tomato Jamboree
serves 4 as featured salad

8 ears of corn, husked and cut from cob
8 plum tomatoes, diced into 1/4" cubes
1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced white and tender green parts
1/4 cup packed chopped fresh herbs. I used basil, tarragon, and cilantro.
herb sprig (I used dill) for garnish

Mustard Vinaigrette:
3 tablespoons cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
freshly ground pepper, to taste

Make the mustard vinaigrette: In a jar, combine the oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Cover and shake to blend well; set aside. (Or stick it all in a Magic Bullet and blend!)

In a large bowl, add the corn, tomatoes, scallions, and chopped herbs and toss to mix well. Add the dressing and toss again. Spoon mixture over a bed of arugula on individual plates and garnish with herb sprigs. Serve at room temperature.

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StamperJoyce said...

You know, that looks good enough to eat! Oh yeah, that's the point, LOL! Seriously, leave out the cilantro and I'm there.

I really enjoy seeing the cards you've made, and the how-to directions are the fire under my butt I need to start making my cards a bit more sophisticated. (As you can tell by my blog, I've gotten lazy over the years.) Are the cards you're showing ones that you've had around for awhile, or ones that you've made recently? Do you get to stamp much anymore?

Will you be at Stamp Club this month? I hope so! I'm planning on being there myself, so maybe we can catch up then.

Hugs, Joyce

Keely said...

I don't know what you are talking about! Your cards are great, Joyce!!! And the cards I have been posting are old. For one thing, I had these scans of my artwork just sitting around on my laptop, and I decided to start with some of the older stuff. Also, I have not gotten my room cleaned to the point where I can find what I need, when I need it. Kinda puts a damper on creativity! So I have been knitting!!! (More on that later!)

I will be at Chips this month. Come sit by me. I haven't seen anyone for about three months now, so I'll be doing a LOT of catching up!!! [grin]

You can replace the cilantro with parsley. Bob and I just prefer cilantro.

Teri said...


Bob's your husband! I just figured that out. duh. How lucky am I now have two blogs from the same family to read. Thanks you guys!