Corn on the Cob and potato salad are the staples of many summer barbecues. Lisa Skye, author of the charitable cookbook I Love Corn, has the perfect way to enjoy those amazing summer flavors while keeping the meal healthy and hearty.

Warm Jersey Corn Salad

    6 small Yukon gold potatoes, diced (about 5 cups diced)
    1 pound thin asparagus, trimmed, cut crosswise into 1 1/2-inch pieces
    5 ripe plum tomatoes, de-seeded and diced
    1 tablespoon chopped thyme
    1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    Freshly ground black pepper


Fill a large pot halfway with cold water. Season with salt and bring to a boil. Add the potatoes and boil until tender to a knifepoint, about 5 minutes. Drain through a fine-mesh strainer set over another pot. Transfer the potatoes to a large mixing bowl and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the asparagus and boil until al dente, approximately 2 minutes. Drain and add to the bowl with the potatoes.

Heat a wide, deep-sided, heavy-bottomed sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the corn in batches, to avoid crowding, and toast until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. As each batch is done, add it to the bowl with the potatoes and asparagus. Add the tomatoes, thyme, and oil, and season with salt and pepper. Toss, divide among individual plates, and serve warm.


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