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Fresh Corn Salad


  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 4 ears fresh corn
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion (cut to same size as the clusters of corn kernels)
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, seeded, not peeled if unwaxed, then diced to same size of onions
  • 1/2 cup red or orange sweet pepper, diced to same size as onions
  • 1/2 cup cherry or pear tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 3 Tbsp parsley, finely torn
  • 2-4 Tbsp basil leaves
  • 1 Tbsp fresh jalapeno, seeds and veins removed, very finely diced*
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 - 2 cups small arugula leaves


 For dressing, in a glass bowl whisk together vinegar, sugar, 1 tsp kosher salt, and black pepper until sugar is dissolved. Let dressing stand while preparing salad.

For salad, cut corn kernels from cobs. In a large bowl toss corn and remaining ingredients except sea salt and arugula leaves.

To serve, transfer salad to large serving bowl. Add the dressing; gently thread in arugula leaves. Taste and adjust seasoning with additional salt, pepper and basil to taste. Serve immediately. (Cucumbers and tomatoes will begin to break down.)

Makes 8 servings

Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens

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