Corn, Sweet Onion, and Tomato Salad Recipe -
Corn, Sweet Onion, and Tomato Salad Recipe

Corn, Sweet Onion, and Tomato Salad

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"An exciting, cool and refreshing side salad that goes great with grilled meat. Fantastic for get-togethers. You WILL be asked for the recipe! Reserve a piece of sliced tomato and a few cilantro sprigs for garnish."

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Original recipe makes 8 to 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. In a large bowl, combine the corn, tomatoes, sweet onion, green onion, and cilantro. Squeeze lime juice over mixture, and mix in. Stir in rice vinegar to taste; the amount you use will depend on the sweetness of the corn, and the acidity of the lime. Season with kosher salt.
  2. Cover, and chill for 45 minutes to an hour. Stir before serving.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • You can substitute fresh corn that has been cut off the cob. Just blanch the corn briefly in lightly sugared and salted water.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 10, 2008

Yes, rating my own recipe, but mostly to let people know they need to drain the canned corn well and squeeze the liquid from the tomatoes before they chop them. Otherwise, the mixture gets a little soupy as it sits. Also, use the plain, unsweetened and unflavored rice vinegar. The combination of the rice vinegar with the lime juice creates a cleaner, crisper taste. And for fun, taste and to make it even prettier, don't be afraid to add a little of the lime zest. I also have found that the "Niblets" type of canned corn seems to work best in this recipe. Either that or very lightly blanched fresh corn.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 04, 2006

This was very pretty but bland. I made it for Thanksgiving, because I thought it would make a good side and it pretty much sat untouched. If I make it again, I will skip the rice vinegar (too sweet) and use something else.

Jun 08, 2008

This is a great warm weather recipe! I'd only suggest that you be careful with the vinegar; I was preparing it in the middle of the night and not paying close attention. I added the full 1/3 cup, rather than adding it 'to taste' ... it was really too much (for my taste). I will be serving this salad again in the next few weeks and will be more careful.

Jul 07, 2014

Light, colorful salad with a zippy dressing perfect for a summer barbeque! I used tomatoes from my own garden and lightly grilled corn on the cob leftover from dinner the evening before. I found the amount of onions to be somewhat overwhelming on the taste buds, but if you are an onion lover this is the recipe for you. Personally, I will reduce the amount next time I make this recipe as it was quite good. Thank you for the submission Twila, my family enjoyed it.

May 25, 2007

Good tasting and very pretty/colorful salad. I put some romaine lettuce in mine, along with some cucumber. I subbed white vinegar for the rice, but to give it more zest next time, might try adding red wine vinegar too.

Oct 19, 2006

This turned out GREAT! I used fresh corn off-the-cob, subbed parsley for cilantro, and white vinegar for the rice vinegar. I made such a large quantity that I had leftovers for a few days, but it was the first thing everybody went for on kitchen raids!

Oct 04, 2004

Very good and very simple. Since I'm the only one in the house who likes cilantro, I just used the corn, tomatoes and sweet onions. I blended enough white vinegar with sugar and water, and it was delicious. Thank you for a recipe that takes less than 10 minutes and is so refreshing on a hot summer day!

Aug 24, 2009

This recipe was perfect for a summer bbq and everyone loved it. Very easy and tasty. I didn't have rice vinegar so i used apple cider vinegar and added some sugar to taste. I used purple onions and it was excellent.


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  • Calories
  • 118 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.3 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 472 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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