Roasted red onion adds a wonderful depth of flavor to this refreshing salad.
2 red onions, peeled and sliced into ½-inch-thick rings
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
2 small ears of corn, shucked, blanched and kernels removed
1 summer squash, diced
1 scallion, diced
5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
10 basil leaves, thinly sliced
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400°. Arrange sliced red onion rings on a baking sheet and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and sprinkle generously with sea salt, tossing to coat onions on both sides. Roast for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through until onions are brown and soft. Remove from onion, allow to cool, then roughly chop.
2. In a large bowl, add cherry tomatoes, corn kernels, diced summer squash and scallion. Add roasted onions and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together honey with sherry vinegar, then add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, and salt and pepper then whisk well to combine. Drizzle dressing over the salad to taste and top with basil.