This summer corn salad recipe is a fresh, easy and healthy salad recipe for summertime. It’s made with crunchy corn, crisp tomatoes, lots of feta and a handful of basil. Mix it with an easy dressing and you’ve got yourself the best summer corn salad!
When we’re about to hit August I always start craving all things corn! My husband is from Iowa so he’s born and raised on the best corn there is. I’m dedicating this post to him!
When corn starts to be in season I like to bust out all my favorite corn recipes like this summer salad with corn. I also love to make grilled corn on the cob and put it over a bed of kale and veggies for another salad.
Because corn is the star of this summer corn salad recipe, let’s go over some corn fun facts!
When is corn in season?
Corn starts to really be in season starting in July and hits its peak in August and September and even into October. I love this ingredient because it lasts a solid 3 months, which means summer corn salad even into the fall months!
Do you have to cook corn on the cob?
No, you don’t have to cook corn on the cob. This recipe for summer corn salad with feta is a perfect example! You’ll want to use fresh ears of corn for this recipe and all you have to do is cut it off the cob and mix it with the rest of the salad ingredients. No cooking required!
How do you get corn off the cob?
To get corn off the cob, make sure you husk and clean the corn well. Once you do that, place the large end down so the corn is standing vertical. I recommend placing it in the middle of a low-sided bowl or plate with higher sides.
Starting form the top, use a sharp knife to cut down the cob, removing the corn. The corn will fall into the bowl or dish you’ve placed it in. Go all the way around the cob until all of the corn is removed.
One of the other reasons I love this summer corn salad recipe (besides all the fresh and crisp ingredients) is how easy it is to make! You only need 5 ingredients and a giant bowl to complete this recipe. If you’re having guests over this is the perfect, simple recipe!
How to Make Summer Corn Salad
To make summer corn salad, start by getting all of your corn off the cob. See instructions above! Once you have that, you’ll have the grape tomatoes, crumble the feta, chop the onion and toss it all into a bowl. Pour the dressing ingredients on top with the shredded basil and stir well! That’s it!
Customize this summer corn salad recipe:
- If you don’t like feta and want to replace it with mozzarella you totally can!
- You can also swap out the basil for cilantro.
- You can even add some fresh avocado too!
What to serve with a corn summer salad?
This salad is made for summertime cookouts! If you need to take a dish to a party this is perfect. Make it to eat with grilled hot dogs and burgers, eat alongside BBQ chicken or even top some tasty tacos. The options are endless!
I made this recipe last week and ate it with potato salad, a brat and grilled veggies!
If you make this recipe don’t forget to tag me on Instagram with #WhatMollyMade or @what_mollymade so I can see it and feature you!
Other corn recipes:
- 2 cups fresh corn 6 ears , cleaned and washed
- 6 oz cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/2 small red onion diced
- 6 ounces crumbled feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Shave the corn off the cob and place in a bowl. Add the cherry tomatoes, red onion and feta and mix well. Top with chopped basil, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and sea salt and mix well again. Top with a pinch more of salt and pepper.