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Summer Corn and Tomato Sauté


Enjoy summer's bounty with this simply delicious medley of fresh corn, tomatoes and basil.

  • Recipe
  • My Notes
  • Nutrition Facts
  • Ratings & Comments (17)


2 cups fresh raw corn kernels
1/4 cup chopped red onion
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Heat 2 tablespoons water in a skillet and saute corn and onion, stirring occasionally until corn is tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and basil. Season with black pepper.

My Notes: (Click Edit to enter your notes about this recipe)

Serves 4

Per Serving:

Calories 74
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrates 16 g
Sugars 3 g
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 13 mg
Fiber 2.5 g
Beta-Carotene 131 ug
Vitamin C 8 mg
Calcium 9 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Folate 41 ug
Magnesium 33 mg
Potassium 265 mg
Zinc 0.4 mg
Selenium 0.5 ug

My Rating: 
(click on a star to select your rating)


07/08/2011 01:39 PM

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I dropped by the store and grabbed a couple ears of corn, but forgot to buy the basil... ooops. The corn on the cob was called "sugar and cream" (I guess they changed the name from butter and sugar corn :o) was it good! I cut the recipe in half, this recipe was simple, fresh tasting and wonderful!


07/19/2011 04:54 PM

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This has become my favorite summer recipe! Growing my own basil so I never run out. Sometimes for variation I add avocado and some black beans with a tsp of lemon. Yummy!


07/29/2011 03:22 PM

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so simple yet so flavourful! I also grow basil and this is a great way to use it, also lots of room to modify this recipe to your hearts desire!


07/17/2012 06:25 PM

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absolutely fabulous ! I too added some lemon juice as well as some other stuff "hanging out" in my refrigerator. Many additions possible with this basic recipe

Island Nana

07/25/2012 11:40 PM

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This was super easy and really delicious. I had never cut corn off the cob before but it was super easy. My husband and I loved this recipe. Perfect for a warm day. I will make this again!!!


08/20/2013 03:25 PM

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I wish your recipes did not give some ingredients in cup measurements and some in pounds. Makes it more complicated jumping back and forth.


07/20/2014 03:01 PM

Rated this recipe:

It was easy to make and exactly what I expected


07/20/2014 09:11 PM

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Love this recipe!
This comment was last edited on 07/20/2014 09:12 PM


08/11/2014 12:48 PM

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This recipe is FABULOUS!! I have made it numerous times and will surely make it until I can't get fresh tomatoes anymore. Absolutely love it!


09/17/2014 02:52 PM

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This is a good base to build on. Tasty as is, but as someone else said can easily add beans, jalapeno, cilantro, green apple, etc.


12/24/2016 07:57 AM

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I've made this recipe many times, with variations such as adding avocado, black olives, pinto or black beans, and a splash of wine vinegar. I do not use the basil, and I usually sub cayenne for the black pepper. Absolutely delicious!


09/08/2017 05:47 PM

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I just tried this as a side dish and it was very good. I did add a few mushrooms and used fresh frozen organic corn. That took some time off the preperation. 

Patricia Carroll

10/20/2017 06:56 PM

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This is simply delicious - as is!  Add a can of black beans for more of a complete meal, especially if you put it over a spoon of rice or grain of your choice.  Sometimes I like to add more spice, like Ms Dash.  Another version is to use a broth, vegetable or chicken (low sodium) and saute some asparagus sliced at an angle in little bits size pieces. More broth makes it soup like, less makes a side dish with less juice.  Enjoy!

This comment was last edited on 10/20/2017 06:56 PM


04/21/2018 08:50 PM

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Delicious sauté. Always loved corn on the cob—and this recipe gives us a great reason to chop off the corn kernels and enhance their flavor with a few well-selected, fresh ingredients.

This comment was last edited on 04/21/2018 09:36 PM


09/21/2021 06:17 PM

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Delicious!  I used Thai Basil because that is what I had. It add a little more 'spicy' with the very sweet corn. 


08/11/2022 06:44 PM

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I made this for dinner tonight and it was great. There's a small window in the northeast US when all the ingredients are in season at the same time and this is it. Excellent way to use up some of my basil I planted too! 


06/24/2023 03:55 PM

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I really wish I could have this! I hate having a corn and tomato allergy.