Tomato, Corn and Cucumber Salad

tomato cucumber and corn salad - trust in kim

Here’s a really simple salad I’ve made a few times this summer, using tomatoes from my garden and cucumbers from a friend’s garden (and corn from the produce store).  I just used my favourite homemade vinaigrette, super easy and delicious.

If I use tomatoes and cucumbers out of season I always choose the little ones – cherry tomatoes and those small cucumbers.  They have way more flavour.  And for winter corn I prefer canned over frozen, and I usually us Peaches and Cream.  Still, the summer ones are the best, so I make this a lot while these things are growing nearby and in season.

What you need:

tomatoes

cucumber

sweet onion

corn on the cob

a few green olives

dressing ingredients:

about 1 teaspoon dijon mustard

about  1/4 teaspoon sugar

salt

pepper

white wine vinegar

olive oil

What you do:

1. Boil a pot of water for the corn and let it cook for a couple of minutes.  Remove the corn and run it under cold water.

2. To make the dressing, put the mustard in a bowl and add the sugar and some salt and pepper.  Add a little vinegar and mix it into the mustard so there are no lumps.  Mix in a bit more vinegar, then drizzle in some olive oil while mixing with a fork.  After you’ve added a bit, have a taste and see what you need to add more of.

3. Cut the cucumber and tomatoes into bite-sized pieces.  Chop the onion and olives.  Cut the corn off the cob, and put all the vegetables together in a bowl.  Toss it with some dressing and serve it up.

Enjoy!

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