Heirloom Tomato Salad with Charred Corn & Pepper Salsa


The roasted pepper and corn salsa that tops this gorgeous tomato salad has a kick from the tart sherry vinegar and moderately spicy and fruity Aleppo pepper. Red-wine vinegar and ground ancho chile are good alternatives. Grill some chicken, fish or other protein along with the corn for an easy summer dinner.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
10 cups


  • 4 ears corn, husked

  • 1 cup chopped jarred roasted red peppers, liquid in the jar reserved

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar plus 2 teaspoons, divided

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons Aleppo pepper, divided

  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh summer savory or oregano

  • 2 ¼ pounds heirloom tomatoes

  • ¾ teaspoon flaky sea salt

  • ½ cup crumbled queso fresco


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  2. Grill corn, turning occasionally, until lightly charred and tender, 8 to 12 minutes total.

  3. Cut the kernels from the cobs. Combine in a medium bowl with roasted red peppers, 2 teaspoons of the liquid from the jar, oil, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper and savory (or oregano).

  4. Slice tomatoes. Toss with salt and the remaining 2 teaspoons vinegar in a large bowl. Arrange the tomatoes on a platter and top with the corn salsa, queso fresco and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon Aleppo pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

104 Calories
5g Fat
13g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 104
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 3g 7%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Vitamin A 2312IU 46%
Vitamin C 36mg 40%
Folate 33mcg 8%
Sodium 348mg 15%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 28mg 7%
Potassium 364mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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