Recipe: Corn with Basil

Corn with Basil, Courtesy:
Corn with Basil, Courtesy:

Ah, there is nothing like fresh corn in the summertime! This salad really showcases the sweetness of the corn. It is also a great way to dress up a pretty routine vegetable like corn, and also add some color and crunch at the same time.

6 ears fresh corn (or 2 – 10 ounces each. packages frozen corn)
1 medium onion, chopped (about ½ cup)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. margarine or butter
1 tsp. snipped basil (or ¼ tsp. dried basil leaves)
½ tsp. salt
1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimentos, drained


  1. If using fresh ears of corn, cut enough kernels from corn to measure three cups.
  2. Cook and stir corn, onion, celery and garlic in margarine (or butter) in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat until onion is tender, about ten minutes.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients, reduce heart.
  4. Cover and cook until corn is tender, about 3-5 minutes.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • I have substituted frozen corn in this recipe with no problem – it is much easier and is always available.
  • Use less pimentos (or none at all) if the taste is not pleasing to you
  • This dish can be served hot or cold.

Yield:  8 servings (95 calories per serving)

Adapted From: Betty Crocker’s Cookbook, seventh printing, 1989 (Golden Press/NY, Western Publishing Company, Inc., Racing, WI).



2 thoughts on “Recipe: Corn with Basil

  1. Meg January 28, 2014 / 4:10 pm

    This looks delicious! Basil makes everything better.


    • njsantacesaria January 28, 2014 / 8:51 pm

      Hi Meg – Thanks for your comment. I agree that Basil does make everything better!


Please Share a Comment!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s