Can’t-Miss Summer Corn Salad Recipe

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Summer corn, nature’s little golden treasure kernels, bursting with sunshine and sweetness! Ahh, brings back memories of those kernels jumping in the pan, popping with joy 😄

Nothing screams summer louder than a fresh, crisp corn salad. Sweet corn, juicy tomatoes, refreshing cucumbers, and aromatic herbs fuse together to create a taste of summer in every bite. 🌽🍅🥒

The Corn-erstone of Summer Salads

This corn salad is a melody of crunchy textures, vibrant colors and fresh flavors that harmonize like a beautiful summer symphony. It’s incredibly versatile, perfect for any summer gathering, or simply as a bright, refreshing side dish for a quiet dinner at home.

Tip: Remember to use fresh sweet corn for the best flavor.

It’s all in the “Kernel”

The joy of this salad lies in its simplicity. The ingredients are humble, yet when they come together, the flavors are absolutely “a-maize-ing”.

Tip: Adding a hint of lime zest will give the salad a nice tangy twist.

So why wait? Let’s husk those corns, chop those veggies, and dress it up for a salad that will be the “corn-erstone” of summer gatherings. It’s time to “stalk” up on some fun 🌽😉

Remember, the secret to a great corn salad is fresh ingredients and a light dressing that lets the natural flavors shine. So let’s shuck the worries away and dive into the “ears-resistible” world of corn salads!

Tip: Don’t forget to season with salt and pepper to taste!

Can’t-Miss Summer Corn Salad

Course: SaladCuisine: American


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A vibrant and refreshing corn salad perfect for summer gatherings.


  • 4 ears of fresh sweet corn, kernels removed

  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced

  • 1 cucumber, diced

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

  • Juice and zest of 1 lime

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl, combine the corn, tomatoes, cucumber and basil.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together lime juice and zest, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss gently until everything is well coated.
  • Let the salad sit for 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together, then serve.


  • You can also add diced avocado or feta cheese for extra flavor.
  • This salad is best served fresh but can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • Feel free to add or subtract ingredients based on your preference.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use canned corn instead of fresh?
A: Yes, you can, but fresh corn is usually sweeter and crisper.

Q: Can I add other vegetables to the salad?
A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with bell peppers, avocado, or even fruits like mango and peach.

Q: What other dressings can I use?
A: A light vinaigrette, a creamy yogurt dressing, or a tangy citrus dressing would all pair well with this salad.

Q: How long can I store the salad?
A: The salad is best enjoyed fresh, but can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson
Hey there! I'm Jamie Anderson. Born and raised in the heart of New York City, I've always had this crazy love for food and the stories behind it. I like to share everything from those "Aha!" cooking moments to deeper dives into what's really happening in the food world. Whether you're here for a trip down culinary memory lane, some kitchen hacks, or just curious about your favorite eateries, I hope you find something delightful!

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