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Fresh Corn Salad

People who prefer food with some tang find this corn salad particularly appealing. It's a pretty dish besides—and very economical. If you're like me and enjoy growing your own ingredients, you won't have to pick up much at the store.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 8 ears fresh corn, husked and cleaned
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 large tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped sweet red pepper


  • In a large saucepan, cook corn in enough boiling water to cover for 5-7 minutes or until tender. Drain, cool and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix the oil, vinegar, lemon juice, parsley, sugar, salt if desired, basil and cayenne pepper. Cut cooled corn off the cob (should measure 4 cups).
  • Add the corn, tomatoes, onion and peppers to the oil mixture. Mix well. Cover and chill for several hours or overnight.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 102 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • ptgipson
    May 17, 2019

    I’ve been making this recipe as written for years since it was first published in the 90’s. It’s my favorite way to eat fresh corn besides on the cob. It’s fresh tasting and the dressing is lovely as is. When I make this there are never any leftovers and if there is, I finish it off when no one is looking. I love this recipe.

  • juicyfruit007
    May 18, 2014

    Nice and fresh. I used real basil and less dressing.

  • MelodyToffee
    Jul 24, 2013

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  • clearbluefreedom
    Jul 15, 2012

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  • obxgoer
    Aug 23, 2011

    A favorite at home as well as at work pot lucks.

  • brennemanrs
    Nov 23, 2010

    I took this to a church gathering and I did not take any home. Everyone asked for the recipe.

  • debbiezalaznik
    Sep 2, 2009

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  • Springscook
    Jul 21, 2009

    Excellent! A couple people asked me for the recipe.

  • GailJay
    Apr 23, 2009

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  • cookbookmom
    Aug 30, 2008

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