Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad with Red Onion

    15 minutes

    A phytochemical in corn protects your eyes against age-related macular degeneration, which causes blindness.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups (300 g) corn kernels, fresh or frozen, thawed
    • 2 large ripe tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
    • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

    Preparation:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Whisk oil, vinegar and salt in a large bowl. If you're using fresh corn, blanch the kernels for 30 seconds in a large saucepan of boiling water before adding them to the salad. Stir in the corn. Gently stir in tomato, basil and onion. Serve at once.

    fresh ideas

    A fresh vegetable salad, almost like a salsa, can be made from a variety of vegetables and vinaigrettes. Parboil vegetables that require it. Try carrots, celery, spring onions and dill; turnips, peas, capsicums and chives; and red onions, potatoes, radishes and parsley.

    on the menu

    Serve this simple, fresh salad with grilled fish or poultry and Baked Sweet Potato Fries. Finish the meal with a slice of Carrot-Pineapple Cake and an espresso coffee.

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    This was fresh and tasty: made a nice change to replace a boring old garden salad. I couldn't help but add some freshly minced garlic too.  -  21 Sep 2009


    Delicious, easy and fresh. I added toasted pine nuts instead of corn.  -  19 Mar 2011


    great salad, also great to have as salsa with melted cheese and nachos to make a quick meal  -  29 Jan 2011