If corn is less than sparkling and perfect, refresh it. Blanch it for 1 minute in boiling salted water, then transfer it to salted ice water to halt the cooking.
Start to Finish:35 mins
Fresh Corn Salad
For dressing, in a glass bowl whisk together vinegar, sugar, the 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and black pepper until sugar is dissolved. Let dressing stand while preparing salad.
For salad, cut corn kernels from cobs. In a large bowl toss corn and remaining ingredients except sea salt and arugula leaves.
To serve, transfer salad to large serving bowl. Season with the 1/2 tsp. sea salt. Add the dressing; gently thread in arugula leaves. Serve immediately. (Cucumbers and tomatoes will begin to break down.) Makes 8 servings
From the Test Kitchen
Wear kitchen gloves when handling hot peppers, such as jalapenos to avoid burning skin and eyes with volatile oils. When hands touch peppers, wash immediately in warm sudsy water.
Nutrition Facts (Fresh Corn Salad)
77 kcal cal.,
1 g fat
(0 g sat. fat,
0 g polyunsaturated fat,
0 g monounsatured fat),
0 mg chol.,
17 g carb.,
2 g fiber,
10 g sugar,
2 g pro.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet