Light Summer Corn Salad: Garden Fresh or Otherwise!

Corn is a perfect staple during the summer but once it gets too hot, no one wants to deal.  This recipes is fantastic and helps us cool down!

Looking for a fabulous salad with minimum calories? Check out this wonderful Garden Fresh Corn Salad!

Are you growing a garden this year?  Or maybe checking out the local Farmer’s Market?  I don’t think there is any flavor in the world like that which comes from garden fresh veggies.

Even if you don’t have them fresh though, this recipe is super yummy and great for picnics, brunches and pot lucks!  I’m definitely going to be making it for next year’s July 4th bash!

I love that this is so yummy, and especially that it’s a col addition to a hot dinner!  The fresh flavors from the garden truly shine in this dish!

This recipe certainly cannot be any more simple and it’s perfect after a day or so of sitting in the fridge!  Even if you don’t have time or the inclination to make it ahead, it’s perfect when made as your making dinner as well!

Garden Fresh Corn Salad


4 Ears of Corn, cooked with kernals removed

-or- 3 cups corn kernals

1/2 sweet onion, chopped

1 medium tomato, chopped

1/3 c of your favorite mayo

2 Tbsp lime juice

3 Tbsp finely chopped Basil leaves

-or- 6 Tbsp dried basil


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir.  You can serve immediately or make it a day or two in advance.

As is typical, the flavors meld wonderfully after it’s been sitting a while.  Just remember to keep it cool if you use an egg based mayo.

I personally love having it cool with dinner!  It’s beyond delicious on a hot summer day!  It’s especially great for a BBQ or picnic, I’ll be honest and say I had a couple of servings as lunch one day!  haha

What is your favorite way to prepare fresh summer veggies?

Originally posted 2016-07-25 07:45:30.

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