as i alluded to the other day, i have a new and delicious way for us to enjoy late summer (how did we get here already?!) corn and tomatoes: sautéed corn and tomato salad! not to be confused with last summer’s grilled corn and tomato pasta, of course, which is *clearly* totally different.
just for starters, in the pasta, we grilled the corn and tomatoes and now we’re sautéing them. and the pasta has pasta, obviously, while this sautéed corn and tomato salad has arugula (i have an amazing grasp on the difference between pasta and salad; i can tell you’re impressed). and also, well, um,… ok, maybe they’re kind of similar. but if it ain’t broke…?
in fairness to this sautéed corn and tomato salad, it does have some ingredients that make it unique, such as ricotta salata (yuuuum). the cheese provides a nice sharp, salty contrast to the sweetness of the corn and tomatoes. the bite of the arugula plays a similar role, providing a nice counterbalance to the late summer sweetness of the fresh corn and tomatoes.
one thing that remains constant between the two dishes, though, is the basil. because basil is delicious, always and also especially with corn and tomatoes. basil is on the short list of things that allllmost make me want to have a garden. almost.
although, my husband is excited about using farmbot to plant a garden, so maybe i can sneak some basil seeds into the software code. (related question: do any of you have experience with farmbot or any sort of robotic/automated garden? do tell! i think he’s medium serious about doing this…)
anyway, whether or not we end up with a garden tended by a robot, in the meantime i have the good, old fashioned farmers’ market, which has plenty of basil, corn, and tomatoes. hooray for late august!