Summer corn, arugula, tomato salad

July 24, 2006 at 3:56 pm (B plus (3 stars, like a lot), Quick weeknight recipe, Salads, Summer recipes)

After a late-July trip to the Green City farmer’s market in Chicago, I threw together a late afternoon salad with some of my purchases: a large bunch of arugula, red and yellow cherry tomatoes, big handfuls of basil, and the kernels from two pieces of corn. I also threw in a bit of mixed greens that I had leftover from my CSA, and dressed the whole thing lightly with Annie’s. The corn was sweet and delicious, the tomatoes were moist, the arugula peppery, the tahini earthy, and the basil added its own mild bite. The combination was summery and lovely. Derek, after going for a second bowl (and adding more dressing) announced out of the blue “I can understand why you’re vegetarian.”

I tried this later but didn’t have arugula just plain old lettuce and it wasn’t nearly as good.

Rating: B+
Derek: A-

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