Corn, basil & tomatoes - the flavors of summer!
Enjoy the flavors of summer together with this recipe. I whipped this up the other night and served over lettuce with some grilled steak and blue cheese for a hearty dinner salad. So good! You could also serve it on the side of BBQ chicken or grilled pork Tenderloin for a great side dish.
I bought a few dozen ears of corn and froze it so we'd be able to enjoy dishes like this and corn chowder after sweet corn disappears from the farmer's markets and store shelves. Make this with fresh or frozen corn.
Summery Corn Side Dish
About 3 c. corn, fresh or frozen
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 Roma tomatoes, seeded & diced (or use a handful of grape tomatoes, halved or quartered)
1/4 c. red onion, finely diced
1/4 c. fresh basil, chopped
salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
add a pinch of cayenne for some heat
In a skillet over medium heat, add a splash of olive oil, then add onion and garlic. Cook until fragrant about 1-2 minutes, and then add corn. Stir to combine, and cook about 2 minutes more. Add tomatoes, basil, and seasoning. Remove from heat, and serve.