It's that time of the year! Fresh corn is showing up in the grocery store, tomatoes are starting to get good again, and the basil is green instead of purple. Spring. I love seasonal produce.
This Fresh Corn Salad could single-handedly be the easiest side dish ever. There are literally 6 ingredients, but what an amazing combination they make. Fresh corn on the cob, juicy tomatoes, crisp basil, a drizzle of olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Try it, you'll wonder why you never did it before.
This salad just begs for some BBQ. Sometimes I make BBQ sauce, tonight I was just lazy and used my go-to sauce, Sweet Baby Ray's. I like to rub the chops with some seasoning, let them set for an hour, and then send the hubby out to the grill with instructions to baste. He's got a way with pork, he always cooks it perfectly.
It was a perfect spring meal and it was fast and easy. Doesn't get much better than that :)
(2) 6-8 oz thick pork chops
1/2 tsp each of salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
(4) ears of corn
2 cups tomato, diced
1/2 cup basil, roughly chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
1. Sprinkle each of the seasonings over the pork chops. Rub into the chops. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 1 hour.
2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Grill chops 12-14 minutes, basting occasionally. When done, remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes.
3. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Boil ears of corn for 8-9 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Cut corn off the ears of corn and put in a large mixing bowl. Mix in tomatoes, basil, and olive oil. Toss to combine. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve salad with pork chops.
|Salad adapted from Cooking Light|