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What could be more perfect than a summer
salad with fresh-picked corn and vine-ripened tomatoes? My husband, Don, and I think that
this is the ultimate summer eating pleasure! Quantities are very flexible in this recipe,
so adjust to taste.
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Sweet Corn, Mozzarella and Tomato Salad
Salad and Salad Dressing,
Yields: 10 to 12 servings
Prep time: 20 min
8 ounces fresh
mozzarella cheese (small balls called bocconcini work best)*
tomatoes, seeded and cut into small pieces
1/3 cup basil-flavored olive oil or extra-virgin
1/2 teaspoon coarse
Crushed red pepper flakes
10 to 12 ears of sweet
corn, husked and silk removed
6 to 8 large vine-ripened
25 to 30 fresh
basil leaves, thinly sliced
Fresh Mozzarella Cheese,
Mozzarella Cheese Making Kits, and
Mozzarella Cheese Slicers at What's Cooking America's Cooking Store.
Cut the mozzarella cheese balls into small pieces and marinate in the basil oil, tossing
with salt, black pepper, and red pepper. If using a large ball of cheese, cut this
into slices. Cover and refrigerate at least six hours, preferably overnight.
NOTE: Before assembling the salad, remove the mozzarella from the refrigerator and let come
to room temperature before using in the salad.
Scrape the corn kernels from the ears of corn by using a sharp kitchen knife and a large cutting
board. Cut off the stem end to give a flat base. Hold the ear, tip end up, then cut
downward, removing a few rows at a time.
large pot, partially filled with water, bring water to a rolling boil. Add the corn
kernels to the boiling water. Bring water back up to a boil; immediately remove from heat
and drain corn in a colander in your sink. Run cold water over the corn in the colander to
stop the cooking process; drain the corn thoroughly.
In a large bowl, gently combine corn kernels, tomatoes, mozzarella with marinade, and basil.
Adjust seasonings to taste. Refrigerate the salad until approximately 1/2 hour before serving.
Makes approximately 10 to 12 servings.