Fresh Corn Salad

summer corn salad with tomatoes and cucumbers

Corn Salad is one of our favorite easy sides!  This easy Corn Salad features sweet fresh corn off the cob, crisp cucumbers and ripe juicy garden tomatoes all combined in a light and easy vinaigrette.

It’s great to enjoy fresh summer produce in recipes like Summer Pasta Salad or Garden Fresh Bruschetta!

Summer corn salad with tomatoes and cucumbers in a bowl.

A Summer Favorite

Corn Salad is such a great summer salad; it’s easy to make and tastes incredibly fresh without a lot of ingredients or fuss (and no cooking required)!

Summer is the best time of year to serve up fresh salads and vegetables from the garden. While I have a very small garden, I also stop by the farmer’s markets to enjoy their harvests.

I don’t grow a ton of varieties of veggies in my itty bitty garden space; usually carrots, zucchini (for the best ever Easy Baked Zucchini), radishes, and green onions (and this year I have some beets). While my garden is small,  I always grow cherry tomatoes and regular tomatoes and loads of fresh herbs.

Single serving of corn salad in a wooden bowl.

How to Make Corn Salad

CORN: This Corn Salad recipe starts with a base of delicious sweet corn (of course), if you have time it’s worth making grilled corn to use in this recipe it before you cut it off the cob.

DRESSING: I then add in some fresh veggies and toss it all with a simple homemade vinaigrette (and once in a while I add in a sprinkle of crumbled feta or blue cheese).

While I don’t eat a ton of salt, corn is one of those things that pretty much screams for a sprinkling of coarse salt so be generous when adding salt to this recipe!

VEGGIES: Keep in mind that the measurements of the vegetables in this summer corn salad don’t have to be exact, if you have extra tomatoes or just happen to love them, add extra…  a little short on cucumbers, this will turn out delicious!

fresh corn salad with onion, cucumber and tomatoes

More Summer Salads You’ll Love

Easy Corn Salad

Sweet summer corn, crisp cucumbers and ripe juicy garden tomatoes all combined in a light and easy vinaigrette.

  • 3 cups corn kernels (about 4 cobs of corn)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (quartered)
  • 1 cup diced cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar
  • a generous sprinkle of course salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • fresh basil or dill (optional)
  1. Either boil or grill corn. Once cooked, remove kernels from corn.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and gently toss.
  3. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

If time allows, grill your corn for maximum flavor.

Preheat grill to medium high heat. Remove silk and husk from corn.  Brush with olive oil and generously season.  Grill 2-3 minutes per side or until slightly charred. Cool before using.

 

More Corn Recipes You’ll Love

Mexican Corn Dip

Mexican corn dip with tortilla chip

Crock Pot Corn on the Cobhalf of a Corn on the Cob with melted butter

Ham and Corn Chowder

Ham and Corn Chowder in white bowls

Summer Corn Salad features fresh corn on the cob, juicy garden tomatoes and crisp cucumbers in a simple dressing! This recipe is delicious and quick!
Summer Corn Salad features fresh corn on the cob, juicy garden tomatoes and crisp cucumbers in a simple dressing! This recipe is delicious and quick!
Summer Corn Salad features fresh corn on the cob, juicy garden tomatoes and crisp cucumbers in a simple dressing! This recipe is delicious and quick!
Summer Corn Salad features fresh corn on the cob, juicy garden tomatoes and crisp cucumbers in a simple dressing! This recipe is delicious and quick!