I went to the movies with my dear friend Maggie and was talking to her about this corn salad and how I wanted to make something like it. I told her I wanted to roast the corn and add the tomatoes, but I wanted to toss in fresh basil, feta, and a balsamic vinaigrette. I wrote the recipe in my brain as the lights went down and Divergent came up. Oh Four!A few more days went by and I finally had an opportunity to make this corn dish. My grandparents have been in town to celebrate my daughter’s 4th birthday. I shared the concept with them before I made it. My grandmother was skeptical at first of the feta, but was on board when I gave her the first bite.
I was a bit nervous to make this because I really do not like store-bought tomatoes. Nothing ruins a dish faster for me than raw tomatoes that aren’t home grown. But it had to be done. I can’t love the concept and not love it in reality. I grabbed a spoon, assembled a bite with all the components, and went for it.
WOW! I was in love. Those little cherry tomatoes were almost sweet. Not as slimy on the inside as the larger tomato varieties. The combination of balsamic, feta, roasted corn, and fresh basil, well, it was just heavenly. I was very pleased.
After I made my dish, I decided I was going to actually click on the pin and see how similar my dish was to the picture that inspired it. It took me to a wonderful blog, This Silly Girl’s Life. Definite similarities, but some definite differences. Check out the recipe here. I just love how a picture can inspire.
Roasted Corn Confetti