Summer Corn Salad Recipe
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Summer Corn Salad Recipe

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This beautiful salad truly captures the summer season. It's chock full of fresh veggies and basil, and feta cheese gives it a rich, tangy flavor the whole family will love. —Priscilla Yee, Concord, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 136 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 231mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.


  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.
Originally published as Summer Corn Salad in Healthy Cooking August/September 2008, p37

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nyackel User ID: 8230257 253986
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2016 Edited Sep. 15, 2016

"Made 9/11/16 - I liked a great deal. I think the lime juice made a huge addition to the flavor."

PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 249430
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2016

"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."

kredhead User ID: 710648 232322
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2015

"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."

kmpatch User ID: 149103 231315
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2015

"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."

ceceannfre User ID: 8191978 231043
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2015

"Very good"

imanimykel User ID: 2547796 229759
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

"Made this for supper two nights ago. We loved it. Definitely making this one again."

EMooore User ID: 5718963 157979
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2014

"I have made this salad several times over the past couple of weeks. It's fresh, it's healthy, it's delicious! I took it to a birthday cookout and had numerous compliments! I was hoping for leftovers, but there weren't any-oh well, time to make a new batch!"

zia09 User ID: 4214936 105294
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2014

"This is a great cold salad to serve along a grilled meat entree!"

ConnieK User ID: 282614 157977
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2014

"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."

tamarapage36 User ID: 7681613 101335
Reviewed May. 12, 2014

"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."

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