Fresh Corn Salad

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Corn Salad is one of our favorite easy summer recipes!

I love to make sides that feature fresh summer produce like Summer Pasta Salad or Garden Fresh Bruschetta! 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.

This is the perfect side dish to any meal.

Summer corn salad with tomatoes and cucumbers in a bowl.

This Corn Salad is my favorite summer salad, it’s so good that I’ve made it 3 times this week!  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. I have a very small garden but I also love to 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.

We get such beautiful corn in our area that I love to buy it and support our local farmers!

Single serving of corn salad in a wooden bowl.

How to Make Corn Salad

This Corn Salad recipe starts with a base of delicious sweet corn (of course), if you have time it’s worth grilling it before you cut it off the cob.

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!

More Summer Salads You’ll Love

Cucumber Avocado Salad features crisp cucumbers and creamy avocados tossed with dill and lemon for the perfect summer side!

Green Bean, Tomato, Onion, and Basil Summer Salad Naturally low carb and delicious, the name pretty much says it all.

Chickpea Salad is loaded with all of the best flavors in a protein packed summer salad and best of all, it lasts days in the fridge!

Watermelon Avocado Spinach Salad is loaded with juicy watermelon and creamy avocado in a delicious poppy seed dressing.

Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad is a simple recipe featuring all of my fresh garden herbs, juicy tomatoes and of course crisp cucumbers.

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!

A close up of the ingredients in an easy corn salad recipe.

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Review Recipe

Easy Corn Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
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

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  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.

Recipe Notes

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.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 103, Fat: 5g, Sodium: 117mg, Potassium: 155mg, Carbohydrates: 12g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 3.5%, Vitamin C: 8.2%, Calcium: 0.7%, Iron: 3.1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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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!

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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