My son-in-law stopped by last Friday on his way back to Minneapolis with a bag of tomatoes from his parents garden!!! YUM, YUM!! While he was talking with Jeff I ran to Sam's and bought fresh buffalo mozzarella. Basil fresh from my herb garden and the best olive oil that came from my "adopted" tree in Italy rounded out the ingredients for Friday night supper.
Sunday night my neighbor , Tomato Fairy # 2, brought over a box of tomatoes from her in-laws garden.
I LOVE homegrown tomatoes. My 84 year old Dad still raises the best tomatoes and green beans. I love tomatoes and .....just about anything but this tomato and corn salad is a real favorite!!! Hope you enjoy it too!!
Grilled Corn and Tomato Jamboree
I found this recipe over 10 years ago in a cookbook written by Mary Englebrett and her husband. Actually the husband is the cook and she is the illustrator.
The Salad Process:Place the 4 ears of corn that have been shucked and cleaned into a plastic ziplock bag with 4 tablespoons of water. I leave the bag open. Do not seal. Place in microwave on high for 5 minutes. Be careful of the steam when turning the bag and microwave for 4 more minutes. Remove corn from microwave and place on grill that is on high. Turn frequently until you have achieved the amount of char right for you.
Mustard Vinaigrette3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
3/4 salt, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper to taste