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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Fresh Corn Salad

Sweet summer corn, crisp cucumbers, and ripe juicy garden tomatoes are all combined in a light and easy vinaigrette!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients  

  • 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 chopped, optional

Instructions 

  • Either boil or grill corn. Once cooked & cooled, remove kernels from corn.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and gently toss.
  • Season with salt & pepper to taste.

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.
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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 Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American

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  1. This recipe is perfect for a hot summer night. Our family enjoyed this Corn Salad so much, I was asked to make it again in the same week. It is fresh and delicious. Only change I made was adding a jalapeño pepper for a little kick. This salad is a new family favorite.5 stars

  2. This Corn Salad is fresh and Delicious! It’s the perfect salad for a hot summer day. I added a jalapeño to give this salad a kick. My family has made this there new favorite summer salad.5 stars

  3. This corn salad is delicious and fresh. I added a jalapeño to give it a kick. It’s my new go to family favorite summer salad.5 stars

  4. How many days in advance can I make this? And would I leave off the dressing until ready to serve?

    1. You can make it the day before, I might cut the tomatoes on the day of serving so they’re nice and fresh. The dressing should be fine added to the salad the day before.