Roasted Corn Tomato Salad

I learned, while sitting in town this morning, to put a few spoonfuls of Epsom salts in the soil, way beneath the tomato plants, to give magnesium to the tomatoes, woohoo! And to  let the plants be buried almost 1/3 deep, really! Because they need so much nutrients from the soil.

grilled corn basil tomato saladRecipe of the Day – Roasted Corn-Tomato Salad

Ingredients:
3 corn on th cobs, husked
3  tomatoes, seeded and diced
2 c. cooked black beans
2 T. fresh lime juice
2 tsp. minced jalapeno pepper
1/2 c. diced
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 T. Olive Oil
1 T.  Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 c. chopped cilantro

Directions:

  1. In a nonstick skillet add corn cobs and turn frequently until slightly browned, about 6 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and when cool, add tomatoes, black beans, lime juice, jalapeno pepper, onion, garlic, salt and cumin.
  3. Mix gently.
  4. Cut kernels off cob into the same bowl.
  5. Add olive oil & vinegar along with the cilantro.
  6. Mix gently.
  7. Cover and chill 1 hour before serving.

Word of the Day – Sal – salt

Tip of the Day – You can use frozen corn but dry it first and add to pan with 1 tsp. oil. Add avocado, but eat it quickly before it turns.

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3 thoughts on “Roasted Corn Tomato Salad

  1. Doing some online research last spring, I found that tomatoes also need Phosphorus (from bone meal, if you can find it there) and Nitrogen. Enough nitrogen is usually in any general plant food (the nitrogen is good for giving you lots of foliage, but not much fruit), but there’s rarely enough magnesium and phosphorus in them – those are more specific to the needs of tomatoes, to produce the fruit. So bury a couple spoonfuls of bonemeal as well as the epsom salts when planting, too, if you can!

  2. Oh – and here’s the specifics on the recommended ratios:

    Whereas “regular” vegetable plant food ratio is, say, 24-8-16 of nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium (Miracle Grow brand – way higher in nitrogen), tomatoes want more of a 5-10-5 ratio.

    http://www.wikihow.com/Prepare-the-Soil-for-Tomato-Plants

    I also found another great tip, along the lines of “planting them deep” – Plant the tomato plants SIDEWAYS, with only the top few leaves showing! The entire buried stem will turn into roots, and absorb more nutrients, more quickly. Cool, huh.

    http://www.green-talk.com/planting-tomato-plants-on-their-sides/

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