Summer Corn Salad Recipe
- 5 teaspoons olive oil, divided
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn, thawed
- 1-1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1. In a small bowl, whisk 4 teaspoons oil, lime juice, salt and pepper sauce; set aside.
- 2. In a large skillet, cook and stir corn in remaining oil over medium-high heat until tender. Transfer to a salad bowl; cool slightly. Add the tomatoes, cucumber, onion and basil. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat.
- 3. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving or refrigerate until chilled. Sprinkle with cheese just before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
3/4 cup: 136 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 231mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
Reviews for Summer Corn Salad
"I made a few changes to this but I don't think it really affected the taste that much. My husband and I both agreed this tasted absolutely delicious. I used frozen corn, thawed it, and skipped the skillet step. I also hate cucumber so I used zucchini instead. I didn't have red onion so I used yellow onion. I omitted the hot sauce because I can't have anything spicy. Lastly, I used goat cheese instead of feta. SO SO SO good! I used this as a side to a crab cake and it was perfect. I think that if you don't like the natural, fresh taste of JUST vegetables, you probably won't like this. The lemon and basil just enhance the natural flavor of the vegetables. It's not a DRESSING."
"Followed recipe as is. Just okay. Couldn't taste the lime or hot sauce at all, too much oil. Not terribly appealing the next day, was very watery with the cukes & tomatoes giving up their juice. Next time I would maybe try cilantro instead of basil. Fresh tasting, but blah even with the feta & fresh basil."
"This salad is like summer in a bowl. I have made this many times and never have any leftovers. Use fresh corn and basil, if possible - it makes all the difference. I have made it without the onion and it is still delicious."
"Made this for supper two nights ago. We loved it. Definitely making this one again."
"This is a great cold salad to serve along a grilled meat entree!"
"Tasty, simple and inexpensive salad to make during the spring/summer when all the seasonal veggies are cheap. Nice side to have on a hot day. Thanks for sharing the recipe."
"Even more amazing the next day.I used fresh corn on the cob & microwaved them 4 min. a piece & cut off the ends & shook them right out clean.Now you can skip the cooking in olive oil step."
"My family loves this salad and every time I make it for a party someone asks for the recipe! Delicious and easy to make!"
"I used fresh corn and it's a very good summer salad, but next time I will make extra dressing as I found it a little bland."
"Love this recipe which I first made for a family on our church's "care calendar." It looked and tasted so good that I was hard pressed to give it away. I came home and made another batch, substituting cumin for the basil and adding a touch of garlic powder. Both ways, it's an excellent change from greens based salads. Though titled "Summer Corn Salad," it will be an all year salad for us."
"This is a super easy side to make and I don't even like tomatoes & I love this salad!!"
"This was absolutely fabulous! Definitely use fresh corn and basil as it makes this salad incredibly fresh tasting. I will be making this salad over and over again during corn season - by far the best corn salad I have ever tried."
"I Love this Summer Corn Salad :)"
"i love this recipe :)thank u so much.."
"Great recipe. I changed it up with some cilantro instead of basil and added some chili powder and cumin to give it a Hispanic twist. I left the feta out. Super delicious with fish Tacos. Loads of flavor."
"Great recipe...followed instructions perfectly and it came out amazing...definately a keeper, so flavorful and moist."
"This is really good and a quick salad to go with chicken, port chops, etc. I think the red onion is a bit too strong (although my husband disagreed), so next time I'll make it with green onions. The leftovers held up well and tasted good 1-2 days later."
"Sooo easy ....soooo delish"
"Was going to make just as written but the little scamps that reside under our roof ate my last cuke. Fortunately, there was ONE zucchini in the garden. I sauteed it before the corn and felt pretty swanky about how it turned out. Good use of zuke too! Tastes wonderful."
"Excellent and easy to make! My stove was broken, so I microwaved the corn and it was fine. I also used white onion and dried basil. It's refreshing and makes for a great part of lunch. :)"
"Wonderful! Such a nice change from the usual salads. My mother asked me if I was sprinkling bleu cheese on it. May try that next time, see how it compares. Great recipe!"
"Incredibly fresh, crunchy and cool. Especially when it's so hot outside you don't want a warm salad. The basil makes it!"
"I can't agree more with the other reviewers. The dressing is just enough. Perfect."
"This was a great recipe. I took it to a church gathering and everyone loved it. It was very fresh and a great addition to the meal."
"Made this tonight for Mom & me, the guys had regular boring corn. This was EXCELLENT and so easy!!"
"This is absolutely my FAVORITE thing to make...it's delicious, fresh, SIMPLE, and gets rave reviews from everyone. I always make a double batch and hope for leftovers!"
"I was looking for a quick, easy side dish for a summer cook-out. This was amazing! I can't seem to get enough of it. The kids even loved it! It is so fresh and delicious. Definitely a favorite!!"
"I diced the tomatoes and served this as salsa with chips. It was a hit!"
"Yum! I brought this to a barbecue and it was a great, fresh addition. So good for you, and it smells incredible when you saute it."
"What a delicious way to use leftover corn! I also used cukes and cherry tomatoes from my own garden. The dressing compliments rather than overpowers the fresh flavors. Five stars!"