Aug
15

Sauteed Corn with Tomatoes, Feta and Basil

Sautéed Corn with Tomatoes, Feta and Basil is the perfect side dish with plenty of savory flavors!

Sauteed Corn with Basil and Tomatoes - the perfect side dish with plenty of savory flavors!

Each year is always an adventure with our garden. We plant different varieties of fruits and vegetables each year and also replant some of our favorites. It is always a surprise to see which plants do well and which struggle to produce. For the past three years, we have experimented with different tomato plants. Each year, we have the same result, very few tomatoes and an abundance of cucumbers, peppers, zucchini and squash. This year, our summer produce is quite the opposite. Well into August, our garden is still exploding with the most beautiful and sweet little cherry tomatoes. Paired with fresh basil, tomatoes yield plenty of opportunities for recipes full of seasonal flavors. Soon, I will begin planting our fall garden, but in the meantime I am enjoying using these ripe cherry tomatoes in this Sautéed Corn with Tomatoes, Feta and Basil side dish.

The perfect summer side dish, this recipe includes sweet corn, salty feta cheese and ripe organic cherry tomatoes fresh from the garden. A few simple ingredients combine to create a perfectly sweet and savory side dish.

Sauteed Corn with Basil and Tomatoes - the perfect side dish with plenty of savory flavors! Sauteed Corn with Basil and Tomatoes - the perfect side dish with plenty of savory flavors! Sauteed Corn with Basil and Tomatoes - the perfect side dish with plenty of savory flavors!

Sautéed Corn with Tomatoes, Feta and Basil is a vibrant side dish perfect for serving with fresh grilled fish, chicken or vegetable skewers! A quick and easy recipe, this dish is ready in less than 15 minutes!

Yields about 5 servings

Sauteed Corn with Tomatoes, Feta and Basil
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 ears corn, kernels cut from cobs (about 4 cups)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, sliced into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat oil until it starts to shimmer. Add corn and salt. Cook, without stirring, until corn begins to brown on bottom, about 3 minutes. Stir and continue to cook, stirring once or twice until corn is slightly spotty brown all over, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Transfer corn to a large bowl. Stir in tomatoes, feta, basil, lemon juice and pepper. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve cold.
http://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/2014/08/15/sauteed-corn-tomatoes-feta-basil/

Source: adapted from Cooks Illustrated, September/October 2014

Sauteed Corn with Basil and Tomatoes - the perfect side dish with plenty of savory flavors!

20 Comments

  1. Jessica | Saucy Pear

    My 2 year old is madly in love with feta AND cherry tomatoes – I smell some mom-points coming my direction 🙂

    This looks so deliciously summery!

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    This corn dish looks amazing, Ashley! I’m all about buying fresh corn in the summer, and love using it in salads and side dishes. This flavor combination sounds perfect! Pinned!

  3. Sarah@RunningOnBrie

    This looks like the perfect side dish for the BBQ chicken I’m making tonight! Yum! What a nice, fresh idea for using those sweet summer veggies. Nothing better than corn and tomatoes in August! Really pretty pics, too…

  4. Marcie

    I can’t get enough summer corn, and this looks like such a fresh delicious summer side dish!

  5. Alice // Hip Foodie Mom

    Glad to hear that you guys were able to grow an abundance of sweet little cherry tomatoes this year! This dish is gorgeous . . love the freshness and the colors! We can grow tomatoes no problem but are never lucky with cucumbers, bell peppers, zucchini and squash. What is your secret?! 🙂

  6. Ashley

    Yeahhhhhh fresh corn!!! haha I love this! So right up my alley – I’ll eat all of it right now! 🙂

  7. Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong

    That is a beautiful and colourful plate of salad.. Looks absolutely delicious.. Love all the flavours.. 😀 Have a great weekend!! 🙂

  8. Kelly

    Yay, so glad your cherry tomatoes are doing so well 🙂 Love how sweet and juicy they are this time of year and they sound perfect with all that sweet fresh corn! This is exactly the kind of side dish I would love to see at our table every day – it looks so amazing! 🙂

  9. Stephanie @ Long Distance Baking

    This looks so fresh and perfect for summer! Funny, our gardens are doing very similarly. I have tons and tons of tomatoes, yet my zucchini and pumpkins failed miserably! Usually it’s the other way around! This sounds like just the recipe to put some of those cherry tomatoes to use 🙂

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  12. Kathy

    I made this tonight and it was delicious! Very easy and light, perfect w/grilled chicken. I cheated and used Trader Joe’s Roasted Corn (frozen) and it still came out great!

    • Ashley

      Hi, Kathy! I am so glad to hear that loved it.

  13. Kendra

    This recipe looks so yummy!! My tomatoes are just starting to ripen so I will definitely be making this!

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