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Corn and Tomato Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Posted By 3FC On October 13, 2006 @ 9:00 pm In Salads | 1 Comment

recipe ingredients
3 ears fresh corn
3 large tomatoes
1/3 cup unsweetened apple juice
3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp. arrowroot or cornstarch
8 large basil leaves, sliced into thin strips
fresh cracked black pepper

recipe directions
Cook corn in boiling salted water for 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl of ice water to chill. Drain corn and pat ears dry with paper towels. Cut kernels from the cobs. You should have about 1 1/2 cups kernels.

Cut the stems from the tomatoes with a sharp knife, leaving the core intact. Cut each tomato in half lengthwise. Place each tomato half, cut side down, on a clean cutting surface. Cut into very thin slices.

Combine apple juice, vinegar, and arrowroot or cornstarch in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium high heat till thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more, then set aside to cool slightly.

Divide corn among 6 salad plates. Spread tomato slices over each serving, then drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle each serving with the basil strips and fresh black pepper.

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