This Summer Corn Salad is a light, flavorful salad filled with corn, tomatoes, feta, basil and cucumber. It’s so simple and quick that it’s perfect for get togethers and BBQs.
Corn Tomato Salad
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!!
One of the main reasons we love this salad is because it 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.
Perfect for BBQ’s and get togethers
Putting it together is as simple as you’d think. You start by cooking the corn until it’s slightly tender. Let the corn cool completely (you can chill it in the fridge) and then add the tomatoes, cucumber and basil. Right before serving, add the oil mixture, feta cheese, and Italian dressing and toss!
This recipe is perfect for making ahead if you’re planning a BBQ or gathering and don’t want to worry about having to make a fresh salad right beforehand. You can combine all the veggies ahead of time, and then just add the dressing when you’re ready to serve at your party!
Grill the corn. You can definitely grill the corn to use in the salad. Place the cobs directly on the grill over medium-hot heat. Rotate every 2-3 minutes until the corn in cooked evenly all around. Cut the kernels off the cob and follow the salad recipe as written.
Grilling will give it a little more of a charred flavor. Super yummy! But if you’d rather not have the the charcoal spots, you can wrap the corn in tin foil first.
Love the flavor of this corn salad recipe!! 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. 😉
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Corn Salad Recipe
This Summer Corn Salad is a light, flavorful salad filled with corn, tomatoes, feta, basil and cucumber. It's so simple and quick that it's perfect for get togethers and BBQs.
- 3 tbsp olive oil divided
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups corn fresh or thawed frozen corn
- 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/2 cup cucumber finely chopped
- 2 tbsp fresh basil minced
- 1/3 cups crumbled feta cheese
- 2 tbsp Italian dressing (optional)
Whisk together 2 tablespoons of oil, lime juice, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
Cooking corn in a skillet with remaining oil until tender.
Pour corn into a large bowl, cool slightly and add tomatoes, cucumber, and basil. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Right before serving, drizzle with dressing, feta cheese and Italian dressing (if desired). ENJOY!
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.