This recipe is a great side dish for any summer meal. It is light, fresh and has a great blend of flavors. The original recipe is from Barefoot Contessa…I only modified it slightly. Although I highly recommend you roast the corn in your smoker (the smoke flavor in the corn is so awesome!!) you can cook the corn however you’d like. Also you should plan to make this ahead so that the flavors have an opportunity to really come through.
I love summer cooking!!!
Smoked Corn Salad
(Adapted from Barefoot Contessa)
3 ears of corn
1 small onion, diced
1/2 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup fresh basil, cut into strips
2 tbsp. cider vinegar
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Place the corn in the preheated smoker (around 225 degrees) for 20 minutes. Remove and allow to cool. Once cool enough to handle cut the kernels off from the cob.
In a medium bowl add the corn, onion, tomato, vinegar, olive oil, basil, salt & pepper and mix well. Taste and adjust ingredients to your preference. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.