You know it’s summer when you find fresh, farmstand corn and tomatoes, and this salad is the perfect way to show them both off!
Picking a favorite summer vegetable is kind of like picking a favorite child when they’re all on their very best behavior, don’t you think? There is no other time of the year when they ALL taste SO GOOD! That’s exactly how I feel about this corn and tomato dinner salad.
When sweet corn and tomatoes have arrived, there in absolutely no better combo. I’m calling this a salad – but really, it’s just all of the best things about summer all tossed in together. The other day, I drove past a farm stand that had fresh corn. As I was paying for my corn, I saw one of the farm workers roasting up some fresh-picked, medium-spicy peppers and bagging them up. They were still warm from the grill, and I had this salad in my mind right then and there.
I’ve already made this a few times this summer, and it gets rave reviews each time.
The addition of delicious, nutty, chewy, whole grain freekeh is what really turns this salad into a meal for me. Sometimes I will toss in some shredded chicken if it’s on hand, but if not, it’s still so perfect.
From the first time I made this salad, I’ve never added any dressing, or major seasoning. That’s because each and every flavor is so intense, and when they’re all together — there is nothing else at all needed. Make sure your corn is super fresh and sweet, and when you grill it, it will be sweet perfection. If you can’t find cotija, you can substitute feta cheese.
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Have you seen any fresh corn yet? Is it not the absolute best?!! I can’t wait to make my Mexican Street Corn with Quinoa and Greek Yogurt!