Fresh Corn Salad

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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

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.

corn salad in a 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!

close up of corn salad

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5 from 91 votes
Review Recipe

Fresh Corn Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
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 cucumbers diced
  • ¼ cup red onion diced
  • 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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  • Either boil or grill corn. Once cooked, remove kernels from corn.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and gently toss.
  • 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, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Sodium: 117mg, Potassium: 155mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 175IU, Vitamin C: 6.8mg, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 0.6mg

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

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


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    1. It should last a few days in the fridge Lesley, so you could definitely make it the night before.

  1. I was disappointed that it was too late in the season to buy corn on the cob. But I was committed to making this salad because I had company coming and was running out of time to find an alternate salad. I used frozen corn (the peaches and cream variety), and the salad was delicious. I look forward to making it next summer using fresh corn on the cob. Easy and yummy!5 stars

  2. Ok, this is an amazing salad. I didn’t buy enough fresh corn so I added a can and it was super good. I just boiled it rather than grill, it was so good. Perfect amount of oil and vinegar.5 stars

  3. I forgot to go outside and get the herbs to put in but this was great without. Will probably add herbs to the leftovers tomorrow though.

    Boiled the corn for 3 minutes and it was perfect. In the future, I may add spice with a jalapeño5 stars

  4. SO simple and SO GOOD! Made recipe exactly as written. This is also a recipe I keep referring back to and that I make on repeat!5 stars

    1. Frozen corn won’t have quite the same crunch to it Teresa, but if you try it please let us know how it turns out!

  5. I was searching for something to use corn I had languishing in the fridge and this hit the mark. Easy to make and I don’t think I can have boiled corn anymore, the flavor from the grill ❤️ Very fresh and super yummy! Thank you5 stars

  6. Second time making this and it’s delicious! In fact, every recipe I have made of yours has been amazing. You are my go-to site for any recipe.5 stars

  7. Oh my goodness. This is such an amazing salad. My hubby said to me he wanted to try corn salad. I had never heard of it. He googled it and showed me. He said tell me that doesn’t look delicious. This recipe did not disappoint. I did add fresh dill, parsley and the feta. Thank you so much. This is so easy to throw together I will be making it often.

  8. Easy to put together and affordable when purchasing in-season produce or growing your own.
    Fantastic and colorful and light! Perfect for a warm evening.5 stars

  9. This salad looks soooo good! It is not corn season here yet. But there are some very good canned corn products. Some are very crispy and juicy. Good thing is I don’t even have to cook it – just spill it into a strainer and drain!. I will follow up with how it tastes with canned corn! Thank you so much for your wonderful recipes!5 stars

  10. This salad was delicious! I received many compliments when I brought it to a bbq dinner! I will definitely make this my summer go-to when I want to grill or attend parties.5 stars

  11. Usually when refrigerated, tomatoes change in texture & taste & not for the better. Is this the case with your recipe? I guess I could leave them out but would prefer not to do so. It looks so attractive with the tomatoes adding great color. Thank you.