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Serving plate loaded up with fresh summer corn salad garnished with lime wedges and fresh cilantro
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Summer Corn Salad Recipe

This deliciously fresh Summer Corn Salad is crunchy, sweet and savory with a light flavor of char running throughout. It is the perfect side to bring with you to any potluck or barbecue; it pairs well with steak, fish or chicken, but is completely vegan and gluten free!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz


Salad Dressing

  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons Lime Juice
  • ¾ teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper to taste


  • 4 Ears of Corn shucked and grilled or boiled
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes halved / quartered or chopped
  • 1 cup Radish diced
  • 1 cup Cucumber diced
  • cup Red Onion chopped
  • 1 Jalapeño deseeded and chopped
  • cup Cilantro chopped


  • In a small jar (or a small bowl) combine all the ingredients mentioned for dressing.
  • You can grill or boil it and even use fresh raw corn for this salad. Remove the kernels from the cob and add it into a large bowl,
  • Now, add tomatoes, radish, cucumber, red onion, jalapeno and cilantro along with prepared dressing.
  • Toss well and serve!


  • Best when served 2-3 hours after assembly. Store any leftovers in clean container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Do not freeze.
  • Options for roasting corn:
  1. Stove-top grilling method - Place corn directly on top of flame and roast, turning every few minutes, until the color is evenly distributed.
  2. Oven - Cover with foil and roast in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  3. BBQ grill - Place on the grates and cook for about 15 minutes, rotating to grill evenly.


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 331mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg