Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad

I love the summer. Well, I love the fresh produce in the summer but not the heat. Even though I grew up in the swampy conditions of northern Delaware and South Jersey, I still have not been able to get used to the heat in this area. NYC is no better- most days I find myself huddled in front of the AC for a little reprieve. Nothing beats sweet Jersey corn so I guess I’ll just have to deal with the hot weather!

The tomatoes are from the market but I’m anxiously awaiting for the tomatoes from the garden to be ready. I learned that our tomatoes weren’t getting enough air flow and because it’s been rainy, there’s a bit of bacterial spot. We’re hoping it gets better (even though it’s impossible to get rid of once it’s there). Yesterday I gave the tomatoes a new haircut and today I saw one finally turning from the green it’s been to a hopeful shade of red.

Learning how to grow tomatoes has been a rewarding yet frustrating experience.

During this kind of weather, I like to keep it simple. After a long but exciting day at the market, I came home and whipped up a quick salad. It’s satisfyingly crunchy and refreshing.


Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad

Serves 2

  • Kernels from 2 ears of fresh corn
  • 2 medium heirloom tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tbsp red onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Combine the corn, tomatoes, red onion and basil in a bowl.
  2. Toss with apple cider vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

3 thoughts on “Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad”

      1. it’s getting a little easier each day, gnar gnar wont stop hissing but im trying to let them act out as they feel and intervene as necessary. can’t stifle their reactions to one another ya know?

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