Tomato Corn Salad

Corn Tomato Salad

As I mentioned last week, we sat with my grandmother over Memorial Day Weekend while my parents went away. My grandmother has difficulty chewing, and I was looking for soft foods that would pack on much of the summer flavor, but not be too difficult for her to enjoy. The zucchini tart and accompanying salad really fit the bill. I've even made the salad again since then. The key is to have the freshest ingredients. It helps when it comes out of your own garden! I believe the fresher the ingredients, the less salt and pepper you have to add.

Cost to Make Tomato Corn Salad

  • $0.50 Corn (Publix)
  • Free Tomatoes (From ours and my parents' gardens)
  • Free Chives (Mom's garden)
  • $0.04 Lemon (Publix)
  • $0.01 Salt (Walmart)
  • $0.10 Pepper (Walmart)
  • $0.60 Total for three people

Recipe for Tomato Corn Salad

  • 2 ears corn
  • 3 Patio tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons chives, chopped (or more if you've got it!)
  • Dash lemon juice
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 twists pepper grinder

Cook corn in microwave. My mom's took 1:30 for one. Peal the corn and stand the ear up in a bowl. With a good knife, cut kernals of corn off cob so they fall into the bowl. (This is easier than it sounds.) Dice the tomatoes. Add all ingredients together. Serve immediately or chill one hour before serving.

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