Summer Corn Salad

Summer Corn Salad - a light, flavorful salad filled with corn, tomatoes, feta, basil and cucumber. It's perfect for BBQs and will be a hit at any party!

Have you ever been invited to a BBQ or get together and were asked to bring a side salad to share??

This has happened to me on countless occasions, and for some reason I always get stumped as to which recipe to bring. I love regular green salads but feel like they get soggy fast, so I recently went on the search for another recipe that could be my go-to side dish salad. I think I found that recipe in this Summer Corn Salad. Now, don’t let the name fool you – it doesn’t need to be summer to make it but it’s especially perfect for summer time. It’s light, flavorful and delicious!! It also takes less than 15 minutes to make. It’s full of corn, basil, cucumber, feta and tomatoes – all of which are some of my favorite ingredients. It was loved by the entire family and was gone as quick as it came out. It will definitely be a new favorite, especially if you love corn.

Summer Corn Salad - a light, flavorful salad filled with corn, tomatoes, feta, basil and cucumber. It's perfect for BBQs and will be a hit at any party!

So many of our favorite ingredients in this salad!

Corn Salad

If you are looking for a simple, quick and tasty salad to try – this is the one!! As I mentioned already, it’s light and full of flavor. I guarantee it will be a hit at your next family function, especially if you’re a fan of these ingredients, like we are. Here is what you’ll need to make it…

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Love the flavor of this salad!! And I love even more just how simple it is. As always, you can easily change this up by leaving out or adding any of your favorite ingredients. We loved it how it was but may add beans next time just because I know they’d be a great addition. 😉

Corn Salad recipe:

5.0 from 3 reviews
Summer Corn Salad
 
Summer Corn Salad is a light, flavorful salad filled with corn, tomatoes, feta, basil and cucumber. It's perfect for BBQs and will be a hit at any party!
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 1½ cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Italian dressing (optional)
Instructions
  1. Whisk together 2 tablespoons of oil, lime juice, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Cooking corn in a skillet with remaining oil until tender.
  3. Pour corn into a large bowl, cool slightly and add tomatoes, cucumber, and basil. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Right before serving, drizzle with dressing, feta cheese and Italian dressing (if desired). ENJOY!

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home

Here is another salad that is just as simple and just as delicious:

Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad

For more simple and delicious side salads, check these out:

ENJOY!

Summer Corn Salad - a light, flavorful salad filled with corn, tomatoes, feta, basil and cucumber. It's perfect for BBQs and will be a hit at any party!

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1

    Summer is almost here and to be honest I love summer salads. I never did a recipe like this but doesn’t look too hard.

  2. 3

    Any reason I couldn’t swap out the feta for goat cheese crumbles? We’re all trying to cut back on the salt, and we all like the goat cheese…

    Also, what kind of beans were you thinking of adding?

  3. 5

    Great corn salad recipe! Gotta try it!

  4. 7

    Thank you for the great recipes..
    But so very envious of you clean garage.. Anytime you want to come and do ours ..

  5. 9
    Renee Wyckoff :

    Can you please check the recipe amounts of oil? It says teaspoons in one place, and tablespoons (of oil) in another. HELP!

  6. 10

    I’m a little confused on oil and how much to use. There is two different measures.

    • 11

      It’s 3 tablespoons total & in the first step it says to add 2, then later you’d add the remaining, which is 1 tablespoon. Hope that helps!!

      • 12

        The other 2 commenters are saying they are confused because the ingredient list has 3 teaspoons of oil, divided but the instructions mentioned tablespoons. I know you explained but think it would be helpful to all if ingredients were corrected. Not everybody takes the time to read through the comments. The salad looks delicious, I’m looking forward to trying it soon.

        • 13

          I changed it. Thanks! I didn’t even catch that one said tablespoons & the other teaspoon. My mind read the same thing. Hope that clears it up for everyone.

  7. 14

    What is the purpose of cooking the corn if it is frozen? It would be partially cooked from the blanching, just checking to see if that step is necessary. The recipe sounds like it will be delicious and I’m looking forward to trying it. Thanks

    • 15

      It is delicious! Uncooked corn doesn’t taste the best, so cooking it will make it tender & just makes it better. Let me know what you think, if you give it a try 🙂

  8. 16

    I have made this/similar recipe from a magazine several times in the past but have been unable to find the recipe this spring. You are a lifesaver, and so right- best salad for bbq’s. The first time I made it, I forgot to cook the corn tasted ok, but second time what a difference to have if crisped up a bit. Thanks for sharing.

  9. 17

    I love love this salad. Thanks so much. Now one of my favorites.