Summer Corn Salad Recipe -
Summer Corn Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Summer Corn Salad

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"This fresh and flavorful salad features buttery yellow corn tossed with chunks of tomato and onion with a fresh basil vinaigrette."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    45 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook corn in boiling water for 7 to 10 minutes, or until desired tenderness. Drain, cool, and cut kernels off the cob with a sharp knife.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the corn, tomatoes, onion, basil, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Chill until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 16, 2003

A very summery flavor! We use less onion, and use a sweet variety - and the longer it refrigerates, the better it tastes. I use this trick for cutting the corn: set a bundt or angel food pan on the counter (open side up, as if to pour batter in), then rest one end of the cob in the middle hole. No slipping around as you cut, and the kernels fall right into the pan!!... and you feel ever so clever.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 14, 2004

Looks very pretty, smells good, however it doesn't have any flavor. If you are used to eating lots of fresh vegis plain than this would be good. Maybe a hint of lime and some more salt or garlic would be good. I am not sure. But I had a few bites, my husband tried it and said the same. There is ALOT left over. I am going to add some mexican diced tomatoes and make it into a salsa. BUT IT LOOKS AWESOME. However looks don't count alone in this family.

May 02, 2005

This salad is a winner -- it's refreshing, attractive, and infinitely adaptable. For example, I use more vinegar because my husband and I prefer tangy dressings. Or you can use Good Seasons Italian dressing packets, prepared the way you like it, instead of the oil, vinegar, and salt called for in the recipe. Canned corn works fine instead of fresh -- you lose a bit of flavor, but it's easier and faster. I use cherry tomatoes sliced in half instead of dicing large tomatoes -- it's easier, looks nicer, and usually tastes better, too. I prefer to use either a chopped red onion or sliced green onions instead of a white onion. Fresh basil is essential. Chopped bell peppers make a healthy, crunchy addition; I use an orange one for the color contrast. Other good additions are sliced olives, small pinto beans, sliced radishes, or diced hot peppers. I even add diced ham or salami and diced provolone sometimes. Make this at least a few hours early, cover, and place in the frig so the veggies have time to absorb all the great flavors.

Jun 14, 2008

This salad is very easy and very colorful. It's good and actually pretty refreshing. I microwaved the corn still in the husks for 2 minutes per ear (or out of the husk and wrapped in plastic wrap for 2 minutes per ear) then followed the directions from there. It's been awhile since I made it, but I think I used a white onion (or maybe a yellow one). It makes a pretty good amount of salad. If you're looking for quick and easy, this is it. It'll definitely serve a lot of people. UPDATE: I made this for a Labor Day bbq, and instead of chopping tomatoes (they all looked terrible at the grocery) I halved a container of grape tomatoes. They were perfect, delicious and very pretty. I'll only do this in the future. I also chopped a large Vidalia onion. Yummy. I make this all the time, and everyone always loves it.

May 24, 2004

This is a delicious side dish and so so summery! I used a sweet red onion and chopped grape tomatoes. I also used slightly less olive oil and lots of black pepper. Great, healthy, colorful, and yummy! For a mexican flair, cilantro can be substituted for basil and black beans can be added. Or for an asian pacific side dish with seafood, I ause rice wine vinegar and add diced pineapple.

Aug 18, 2005

I made this recipie for the first time and took it to a 4th of July party. Everyone loved it and I gave the recipie to quite a few. I used frozen corn (white and yellow) to save time. Had a little left to enjoy the next day and it was just as good if not better!

Sep 21, 2007

we loved this.any other vegetables can be will be more delicous.i used lemon juice instead of vinegar

Jun 30, 2007

This salad is excellent!! I would recommend it to anyone. I served it along side wraps for 6 ladies for a beach side lunch. The salad keeps really well and I liked that it was so light and refreshing without the standard mayo dressing. I am making this again for a church picnic this weekend. Because sweet corn is not quite in season here I had to do canned corn. I have to tell you it worked just fine. I used three cans of corn and the ratio for dressing was great. I too used red wine vinegar and will use that again and changed the basil to cilantro. I also cooked the onion for a short time and thought it was better than raw. I think next time I will add a little feta cheese when I serve it. Do not hesitate to serve this it is so colorful and just feels like summer!!


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  • Calories
  • 305 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.8 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 6.1 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

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

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