Foster’s Roasted Corn, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

As you have probably already picked up, I’m making my way through Sarah Foster’s Fresh Every Day cookbook. The salad section is incredibly diverse with a number of recipes that fit this season.

As the tomatoes begin to ripen in our alleyway garden, you’ll begin to see much more of them in my posts. Picking the grape tomatoes one-by-one every night barefoot feels very rewarding (although Lu, my neighbor, deserves all the credit). This salad is perfect for along side a grilled piece of meat or fish – or as a main entree – or lunch the next day. While combination of ingredients was surprising to me at first, they came together naturally!

Foster’s Roasted Corn, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad


  • 4 ears corn in the husk
  • 1/2 pound bocconcini, halved
  • 1 avocado, cut into large pieces
  • 1/2 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
  • 2 handfuls fresh greens

Soak corn in water for about 10 minutes. Put them on a cookie sheet and roast for 20 or 25 minutes. Cool to room temperature, pull off husks and cut kernels off into a large bowl. Add bocconcini, avocado, grape tomatoes, basil and greens. Add Summer Herb Vinaigrette.

Foster’s Summer Herb Vinaigrette


  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dijion mustard
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 3 basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  1. I’ve been wanting that cookbook forever, but I live right down the street from Foster’s Market so I rationalize purchasing sandwiches and salads instead of the cookbook. This salad looks delicious – it may be the thing that finally sends me out to the bookstore!

    • You should! It is GREAT in the summer when the corn and tomatoes are fresh! ahh…missing summer just thinking about it!

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