Corn and Tomato Salad with Fresh Oregano

  • 15 ears of fresh corn
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 10 Italian Roma tomatoes, cored and diced
  • 2 yellow peppers, diced
  • 2 medium red onions, minced fine
  • 2 jalapeno or Serrano chiles, stemmed, deveined, seeded if desired and minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced or pureed
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 bunches fresh oregano, washed and picked over to yield 1/4 cup leaves
  • Bring large pot of water to the a boil and add salt, When it returns to the boil, add 5 ears of corn and cook 3 minutes. Remove from pot and set aside to cool. Drop another five cobs, and repeat process until all corn is cooked. When cool, cut corn from cobs with a sharp knife. Combine cut corn, tomatoes, yellow peppers and red onion in a large bowl. Place chiles, garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Drizzle in oil while whisking so as to form an emulsion. Pour over vegetables and stir gently to combine. Can be held in refrigerator 2 days or at room temperature 1 hour. Stir in oregano right before serving.

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