Six Seasons: Corn and Tomato Salad with Torn Croutons

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I mentioned recently that we bought Aaron a bbq for Father’s Day and that we’re planning to not-so-regularly try out different side dishes that will go alongside a nice piece of steak. Well we didn’t manage to get the bbq set up yet, but we’d already bought everything to try this Corn and Tomato Salad with Torn Croutons from Six Seasons so we cooked the steak old style on our flat grill. This salad has been super popular with the Facebook group and oh wow do I know why!

It’s a very simple mixture of raw corn, sliced small tomatoes, mint, basil,  green onions, cheese, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. The croutons we made from a ciabatta we purchased and tore into chunks and baked in the oven in some seasoning and olive oil until they were nicely toasted. Once those were made the salad came together in the amount of time it took to cook the steaks. I forgot how quick meals like this can be!

It was such a delicious meal and I can definitely see us eating like this more frequently over summer. If I had any criticism about the salad it would be the amount of dressing – I reckon a half recipe would have been enough. I have noticed though that I’m a bit fussy about over dressing salads and have this problem quite frequently.

We ended up eating 2/3 of the salad and so when the boys were looking for something to have for lunch I pulled it out along with a cucumber and a baby cos lettuce and the rest of the croutons (I used the whole ciabatta which made 3x the amount I needed) and added them to the salad to bulk it back up. If anything they enjoyed it more and it made for a nice healthy lunch for my growing teenage boys.

There’s another salad I’m eyeing off at the moment that I think will be the next side we try. For sure the steak will be cooked on the bbq next time!

This week I’m adding this post to the I Blog on Tuesday linkup hosted by Kylie Purtell. Be sure to check out her blog and the other linkup contributions.