Corn, Radish, Tomato And Tortilla Chip Salad

  • This couldn't-get-more-summery salad is hefty enough to be a main course.

    This couldn't-get-more-summery salad is hefty enough to be a main course. Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post

 
Updated 7/9/2019 1:22 PM

4 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced

1 pound large ripe heirloom tomatoes, stemmed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

½ teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste

4 ears fresh corn, still in their husks

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste

2 small radish bunches (about 16 very small radishes), cleaned and coarsely grated or julienne (about 1½ cups)

About 20 salted tortilla chips (1 ounce), crushed

Soak the scallions in cold water for at least 20 minutes to crisp them up. Drain and pat dry with a clean dish towel.

While the scallions are soaking, prep the tomatoes and corn: First, slice the tomatoes into medium wedges. Sprinkle them with ¼ teaspoon of the salt and let them sit for at least 10 minutes to bring out their flavor.

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Run cold water all over the corn. Microwave on HIGH until the corn is steaming hot, 6 to 8 minutes. When they are cool enough to handle, use a sharp knife to cut crosswise through the husk and cob an inch or two from the wide/stem end (opposite from the end with the tassel of silk). Hold the silk end, then push the corn cob out the other end. Discard any stray silks. Cut each cob in half, then stand each half upright and cut off the kernels. (You should have 2 to 3 cups.)

In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, remaining ¼ teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Add the tomatoes and their juices, corn kernels, radishes and half the scallions, and gently toss. Taste, and add more salt and pepper if needed (keeping in mind that the tortilla chips are also salty).

Arrange the vegetables on a large platter. Sprinkle the tortilla chips and remaining scallions on the salad, and serve.

Serves 4

Nutrition | Calories: 200; Total Fat: 10 g; Saturated Fat: 2 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 320 mg; Carbohydrates: 28 g; Dietary Fiber: 5 g; Sugars: 7 g; Protein: 5 g.

(Adapted from "A New Way to Food" by Maggie Battista. Roost Books, 2019.)

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