Arugula, Corn and Tomato Salad

by Anjali @ The Picky Eater on December 1, 2011

This salad is bright, light, and peppery – the perfect summer salad…

Even though it’s winter.

Yes, I was having summer nostalgia and made this salad on a rainy day. When I pared it with an iced green tea, it almost felt like summer! My winter denial is not a new thing; I’m definitely one of those people who gets sad when it’s gloomy. I often find myself trying to recreate summer experiences in the winter, which, in the Bay Area you can often get away with.

Of course, you can recreate just about any experience with food! And this salad does the trick. It literally takes 5 minutes to make, and has 5 ingredients. Pretty perfect!

The Ingredients

1) Organic Canned Corn (rinsed)

2) Cherry tomatoes, quartered

3) Fresh arugula

4) Goat Cheese Crumbles

5) Sliced almonds (toasted) – which I added at the very end and forgot to take a picture of! These are optional, though. They give the salad a great crunch, but it also tastes good sans-almonds.

The Directions – one step only:Ā Toss all the ingredients together with a simple dressing made of extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper.

It’s summer on a plate!

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Arugula, Corn and Tomato Salad

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • Organic Canned Corn (rinsed)
  • Cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • Fresh arugula
  • Goat Cheese Crumbles
  • Sliced almonds (toasted) - which I added at the very end and forgot to take a picture of! These are optional, though. They give the salad a great crunch, but it also tastes good sans-almonds.

Directions

  1. Toss all the ingredients together with a simple dressing made of extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper.
http://pickyeaterblog.com/arugula-corn-and-tomato-salad/

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Ilana Freddye December 1, 2011 at 11:41 am

arugula and corn is one of my favorite combinations! I also like to add cucumbers for added crispness. yum!

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anjalim December 1, 2011 at 12:28 pm

oh great idea to add cucumber! english cucumbers are my fav – ill have to add that next time!

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Happy When Not Hungry December 1, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Wow this salad looks so fresh and delicious!

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Kimberly (unrivaledkitch) December 1, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Easy and delicious, I make a salad like this all the time. Yum thanks for sharing

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Shawn December 2, 2011 at 12:15 am

1st of all this is a nice post, i am gonna try what you did, it is great advice thank you!!

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Kelly December 2, 2011 at 9:25 am

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anjalim December 3, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Thanks so much! And great giveaway btw – I just entered on your blog! šŸ™‚

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lynn @ the actor's diet December 4, 2011 at 4:49 pm

i forget how much i love canned corn on salads!

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Michelle@healthylifetoolkit.com December 6, 2011 at 6:53 am

I love the idea of the simplicity of this salad: 5 ingredients and 5 minutes. So many people wrongly believe that healthy eating is time consuming. This post helps dispel that belief. Visually appealing, healthy and delicious! How can you go wrong?

Thanks for sharing,

Michelle

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater December 6, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Thanks so much! And yes – totally agree – healthy eating doesn’t have to be time consuming, boring, or tasteless. It can be as delicious and easy as making something less healthy if you know the right ingredients to put together. Thanks again, so glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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LC December 7, 2011 at 10:11 am

This looks so tasty, i’m going to have to give this ago for a light lunch.

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Sue Kauffman February 6, 2012 at 7:03 pm

I made this for our Super Bowl party as a healthy alternative (it was a pretty high carb menu). I couldn’t find straight arugula at the grocery store so I used spring mix. They didn’t have goat cheese either so I substituted feta. I made a homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing. It was great and I had enough left for lunch today. Thanks šŸ™‚

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater February 7, 2012 at 12:16 am

Yaaay!! Substituting feta is perfect for this salad šŸ™‚ And a homemade balsamic dressing is my go-to in almost every salad I make! So glad it turned out well and that you enjoyed it! Thanks for letting me know!

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