Looking for a delicious salad packed with summer flavor? This Corn Salad recipe is just what you need!

Juicy corn kernels, crisp cucumbers, tangy cherry tomatoes, and a very simple dressing, this salad is a perfect blend of summer goodness.

Whether you’re hosting a barbecue, planning a picnic, or simply craving a refreshing side dish, this corn salad is a must-try!

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A Summer Favorite

Corn Salad is such a great summer salad and the perfect way to enjoy summer veggies from the garden or the farmer’s market.

  • It’s packed with fresh summer flavor and tastes incredibly fresh.
  • Simple and easy: With just a few fresh ingredients, this salad is easy to make for quick summer side.
  • It’s incredibly versatile and needs just a handful of ingredients. Add in fresh vegetables form your garden.

How to Make Corn Salad

CORN: This Corn Salad recipe starts with a base fresh sweet corn but frozen corn will work just fine in this recipe. If you have time grill the corn first and then cut it off the cob.

DRESSING: Skip the mayonnaise, this dressing is light and fresh. Add a generous sprinkle f coarse salt and some fresh pepper.

VEGGIES: We love to add tomatoes, English cucumber red onion, but try radishes or chopped green or red bell peppers if you’d like!

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Quick Tips

  • Measurements of the vegetables in this summer corn salad don’t have to be exact, if you have extra tomatoes add extra; a little short on cucumbers, this will turn out delicious!
  • Use thawed frozen corn in place of fresh corn if it’s all you have.
  • Add a kick of heat by tossing in some diced jalapeños or a sprinkle of chili flakes.
  • Replace the cider vinegar with lemon or lime juice if desired.
  • Try adding a sprinkle of feta or blue cheese.
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Fresh Corn Salad

Sweet summer corn, crisp cucumbers, and ripe, juicy garden tomatoes are all mixed together in a light and easy vinaigrette!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
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  • 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 coarse salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • fresh basil or dill chopped, optional


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the corn. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the kernels turn bright yellow (alternately, the corn can be grilled).
  • Drain the corn and cool completely. Use a sharp knife to remove the kernels from the corn cob.
  • In a large bowl, combine the corn kernels, cherry tomatoes, diced cucumbers, and red onion.
  • Drizzle the olive oil and apple cider vinegar over the salad.
  • Season generously with salt & pepper to taste and toss well to combine.
  • Just before serving, sprinkle with fresh herbs toss to combine.


If time allows, grill your corn for maximum flavor:
  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat. Remove silk and husk from corn. 
  2. Brush with olive oil and generously season. 
  3. Grill 2-3 minutes per side or until slightly charred. Cool before using.
Leftover salad can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
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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. Very fresh, crunchy and delicious! The apple cider vinegar balances the sweetness of the corn in a really yummy way. I don’t use ACV very often due to its strong flavour, but was pleasantly surprised – it’s really outstanding in this salad! I actually forgot to add fresh herbs before serving – ooops – but I didn’t miss them. I am sure they would bump up the flavours even more so will try to remember for next time!
    A five star salad for sure! Thanks for the inspiration!5 stars

  2. I tried this recipe exactly as written, using the apple cider vinegar. Feedback from my guests and myself – It lacked flavor and it felt as though the apple cider vinegar was the wrong vinegar to use. I won’t be “playing around” with the recipe to get it to work. I just don’t know how everyone gave this 5 stars.

    1. Sure it would work just fine! Canned corn usually has salt already so you may need to add a bit less. Enjoy!

  3. Made this salad last night. It was such a nice fresh side dish for our roasted chicken. I have a family of 7 and everyone loved it! Thanks for sharing❤️5 stars