Corn, Heirloom Tomato & Goat Cheese Salad
with Basil Lime Vinagrette

Written by chanie on July 16th, 2015

I don’t think we New Yorkers can complain about the summer this year, it’s been relatively mild (poo poo poo!). I mean, I don’t want to jinx anything (watch it be mind-numbingly hot next week), but I haven’t had to shower three times a day and jump into whatever sprinklers I can find…like last year.

You know how they say, “If you can’t handle the heat, get out of the kitchen!”, well what if you can’t handle the heat in your state? Do you just move to a colder climate, like Antarctica?

I am seriously not one for hot weather, which is why I would never move to Florida. My husband, on the other hand, wants to move to the Sunny State, and I always remind him that while he may get the sun, he’s not gonna have much sunshine in his life with his overheated wife! That kind of weather just turns me into some sort of heatwave-monster and you DON’T want to be around me when that happens. Which is why I’m going to stay right here, in perfectly mild Brooklyn, thank you very much. And when perfectly mild Brooklyn turns into overly humid Brooklyn, I’ll just stay inside with my air conditioning and a cup of iced coffee, all calm, cool and collected.

Now when perfectly mild Brooklyn turns into muggy and raining Brooklyn (like it did this week), I turn to my perfectly colorful summer salad so I can at least imagine green pastures and bright summer days. It just doesn’t get brighter than this salad! With fresh arugula, heirloom tomatoes, perfectly crisp-tender corn and creamy goat cheese, you just can’t go wrong. Even if it is muggy outside. Smother it all in a light and refreshing basil lime vinaigrette and you’ll be OK wherever you are…even the Sunny State.

What summer salad gives you an instant pick-me-up regardless of the weather? Share it with me in the comments below!

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14 Comments so far ↓

  1. Jane Gordon says:

    The basil and lime vingarette recipe defintely saving and trying that :)

  2. I luuuuv goat cheese. I do a similar summer salad with arugula, goat cheese, grapes and red wine vinaigrette…yum!

    • chanie says:

      Believe it or not I’m not a big fan of goat cheese, I just know that the flavors work so well in this salad so I used it (but I didn’t eat it, lol!)

  3. Rachel says:

    Looks delish!, ive been making lately spiralized cucumber,daikon radishes,red radishes,avacodo,some hemp seeds sometimes i throw in sliced grape tom. Dressing is sesame oil,soy sauce,ricevinegar,honey,misopaste,shake&pour&mix inspired from tapas26 crunchy salad& lets embrace the summer heat by the beach! rachel from REVISITED

  4. Planning to make this tonight for supper.

    When are you coming out with a cookbook. I’d rather that then print individual recipes.


  5. Leah says:

    I was so excited to make this salad and I have to say it was even better than I expected!! Thank you for posting a this- it was so fresh and delicious!

  6. Toby says:

    I stumbled upon you site looking for a recipe and I hit the mother lode. Made the salad last night along with the cheesy breadsticks. Both were awesome.

  7. Hello, I was so excited to make this salad along with the cheesy breadsticks. Finally last night I had tried it out. Both were awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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