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Summer Corn Salad Recipe

Summer Corn Salad Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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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."

SandyLojo User ID: 1680684 160019
Reviewed May. 2, 2014

"My family loves this salad and every time I make it for a party someone asks for the recipe! Delicious and easy to make!"

deannasnz User ID: 6542477 157975
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"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."

kleescraga User ID: 3865772 101330
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

"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."

scubacas User ID: 5298067 89028
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

"This is a super easy side to make and I don't even like tomatoes & I love this salad!!"

DawnLockhart User ID: 3466471 105291
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"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."

mizyah User ID: 7353656 157973
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013

"I Love this Summer Corn salad :)"

mizyah User ID: 7353656 106780
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013

"i love this recipe :)thank u so much.."

Hmechf User ID: 7353625 176210
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013

"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."

beverly1985 User ID: 5905996 93563
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"Great recipe...followed instructions perfectly and it came out amazing...definately a keeper, so flavorful and moist."

deets17 User ID: 6496035 209979
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2012

"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."

twindyann User ID: 4338296 105289
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

"Sooo easy ....soooo delish"

Bdub6 User ID: 5557600 105288
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2012

"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."

sfprincess User ID: 2695305 106778
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2012

"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. :)"

whit2kar User ID: 5420361 174796
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2012


lafleur User ID: 2115534 106552
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2012

"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!"

Halcyon02 User ID: 2999254 173076
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2012

"Incredibly fresh, crunchy and cool. Especially when it's so hot outside you don't want a warm salad. The basil makes it!"

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 89016
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"I can't agree more with the other reviewers. The dressing is just enough. Perfect."

brennemanrs User ID: 918569 174232
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010

"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."

Sandi*S User ID: 4500405 93559
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2010

"Made this tonight for Mom & me, the guys had regular boring corn. This was EXCELLENT and so easy!!"

laurenph31 User ID: 3890672 101327
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"This is absolutely my FAVORITE thing to's delicious, fresh, SIMPLE, and gets rave reviews from everyone. I always make a double batch and hope for leftovers!"

sheriatkins User ID: 5139218 162855
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2010

"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!!"

martinna User ID: 2142710 174795
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2010

"I diced the tomatoes and served this as salsa with chips. It was a hit!"

Pinstripes User ID: 3468767 157970
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"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."

Ladypetsitter User ID: 2794295 157969
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2008

"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!"

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