Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Corn, Tomato, and Cherry Salad

Have you ever had one of those days when you needed something, but you really didn’t want to go to the grocery store? Truth be told, I have those days all of the time. I absolutely hate to shop. If I can’t get it online, I don’t want to have to go out and get it, because I’m busy all the time, and hate to interrupt what I’m doing to run to the store.

Today was no different. I found myself without traditional salad fixings, and by this I mean lettuce. I panic when I run out of lettuce, which is why I buy so much of it when I go to the grocery store. Honestly, the checker must think I keep rabbits or something, because I buy a number of heads of iceberg lettuce, romaine, green and red leaf, one of those packages of organic greens, you name it, it goes into my cart. Like my dad, I have a salad every day. I love salad, and a day just doesn’t seem right without having one.

Today it’s hot, humid, and I don’t want to go out, so I was rummaging around in the fridge trying to come up with something that would resemble a salad. I went out into the garden, harvested four tomatoes this morning (a bumper crop!), as well as a cucumber. When I came inside, I started rummaging around to see what remains I had in the vegetable crisper. I pulled out part of a red onion, and an ear of corn. Then, I pulled out a package of dried cherries. You may question the cherries, but don’t, many a time a hint of sweetness will give something savory a lot of zing, and it did exactly that here. All of this sounded like it would either make a very interesting salad, or a bang up salsa, or what the heck? Both! I was right, it did.

This is an amazing combination of things that I happened to have on hand. I tossed it together with vinaigrette, and added some feta cheese. I’m not sure whether to eat it with a fork, or get out a bag of tortilla chips and dig in. Either way, it’s delicious!
Corn, Tomato, and Cherry Salad
Serves 1-2

1 ear corn, kernels removed
2 small tomatoes, seeded and diced
¼ cup diced red onion
1 cup diced cucumber
1 ripe avocado, diced
1 2-oz. pkg.
Melissa’s Dried Tart Cherries
2 tablespoons feta cheese
Your favorite vinaigrette...or not

Toss all ingredients together and refrigerate for one hour to allow the flavors to meld. Serve it as a salad, or with chips as a salsa. You are going to love it!

Another delicious corn salad with a touch of sweetness is this Corn and Blueberry Salad.

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bj said...

can't wait to try this...i love cherries in anything...this looks so delicious....
Like you, i intend to make lots of soups to freeze..nothing better than to get one out of the freezer, along with a cornbread muffin you froze and have a good hot dinner...and no cooking. gotta love it...

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Hummm ! cette salade donne envie d'être dégustée.
A la place des cerises je vais y ajouter des figues qui en ce moment donnent beaucoup dans mes arbres !

Gros bisous 🌸

Linda said...

I would dig into this with a package of Tostitos! Love the addition of the dried cherries.
I've been a bad blogger and keeper-upper of reading blogs - I've missed reading yours especially! (Always makes me hungry.)

Anonymous said...

That is a gorgeous salad! This one is going on my to-try-list ASAP. Delish! Thank you for sharing with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party!