chilled summer vegetables

growing up in michigan this dish was known as 'corn relish' and traditionally served on thanksgiving.

however it's not really a relish, and it's definitely better suited for summer so i'm re-branding it as 'chilled summer vegtables' and my sisters will just have to deal.  

love aunt maggie chilled summer vegetables

ingredients

  • 4 - 5 ears of corn
  • 1 - 2 heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 4 - 5 green onions
  • 1/2 cup corn oil
  • 1/2 cider vinegar
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

instructions

shuck and lightly steam the corn, while it is cooling chop the tomato, bell pepper, and green onions then combine in a bowl.

love aunt maggie chilled summer vegetables
love aunt maggie chilled summer vegetables
love aunt maggie chilled summer vegetables
love aunt maggie chilled summer vegetables

chop the basil,

love aunt maggie chilled summer vegetables

and parsley,

love aunt maggie chilled summer vegetables

then combine them in a smaller bowl with the cayenne and sugar.

love aunt maggie chilled summer vegetables

squeeze in the lemon juice,

love aunt maggie chilled summer vegetables

and finish the dressing by adding in the oil and cider. 

love aunt maggie chilled summer vegetables

cut the corn from the cob and combine with the tomatoes, pepper, and onions. pour the dressing over give it a good stir.

chill for several hours (or overnight) and serve.

love aunt maggie chilled summer vegetables

this dish is great for parties because it can be made ahead of time and doesn't require any day of prep.

love aunt maggie chilled summer vegetables

love, 

aunt maggie