Tomato, Corn and Basil Summer Sauté

I make this recipe every summer in different variations. Sometimes I use cherry tomatoes; others, it's chopped beefsteak or even Marzano tomatoes. The corn might be freshly shucked and sliced off the cob or leftover from last night's dinner. Out of basil, I have used parsley, cilantro, and even tarragon. This recipe is a formula for using the best produce summer offers and also making the most of what you have on hand.

Course Salad, Side Dish
Keyword basil, cherry tomatoes, corn, dried tomatoes, summer salad


  • 2 pints of cherry tomatoes - or 3 large tomatoes diced
  • 2 ears corn shucked and sliced off the cob
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced - or onion of choice
  • 1/2 cup of sliced fresh basil leaves - or herb of choice
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Add a splash of oil to a large sautè pan. Heat and add sliced onions cooking till beginning to caramelize.
  2. Add corn and tomatoes and cook until corn cooks through and tomatoes begin to soften and open.
  3. Remove from heat and add fresh herbs, salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

It is a tasty side for any summer meal but is incredibly delicious with grilled fish.

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