Summer Sauté of Corn, Tomatoes and Basil

Sara's Tiny Kitchen
by Sara's Tiny Kitchen
2 servings
15 min

All of your favorite summer flavors combined into one easy to prepare side dish that’s good hot or cold.

One of the things I’ve always struggled with when it comes to meal prep and menu planning is what the heck to serve on the side. While I like to think of myself as a foodie, the actual truth is that 8 days out of 10, I’d actually be perfectly happy having a bowl of cereal for dinner.

My husband on the other hand, is a guy who wants a side. His first question after I tell him what dinner is, is always “what are we having with it?”

I’ve built up a pretty decent arsenal of sides over the years, but this recipe is a fairly new one for me. It’s super simple and uses fresh, seasonal ingredients. It’s perfect as a summer cookout side, and even though it does require turning the stovetop on, it’s ready in less than 10 minutes which sounds pretty perfect to me.

It’s also incredibly customizable, and this recipe, while pretty great on it’s own, is really more of a jumping off point to further experimentation.

And while it wont be as fresh tasting, you could totally make this during the off-season as well using frozen corn.

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Summer Sauté of Corn, Tomatoes and Basil
Recipe details
  • 2  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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Summer Sauté of Corn, Tomatoes and Basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium shallot, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh corn (from about 3 ears)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese
To Make Summer Sauté of Corn, Tomatoes and Basil
Heat olive oil in a medium pan over medium heat until lightly shimmering.
Add the shallots, and let them cook for about 2 minutes, or until softened.
Add the corn, and cook for 2-3 minutes until heated through.
Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through - about 2 minutes.
Stir in the basil, salt and pepper.
Remove the mixture to a serving dish, and drizzle the lemon juice over the top, then sprinkle with the parmesan cheese.
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  • Linda Grey Linda Grey on Jul 26, 2021

    We love the fresh corn from the nearby farmer. If my tomatoes ever ripen this summer I will be sure to make this! Basil is ready we just need the tomatoes.