Corn and Tomato Salad

Simple corn salad made with sautéed corn, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and feta cheese. This easy summer corn salad recipe is the perfect side dish ready in less than 15 minutes.

large bowl of corn salad

If you’re looking for the perfect side dish, then this easy summer corn salad with fresh basil and feta cheese is just for you. Serve this vibrant side dish with fresh grilled fish, chicken or vegetable skewers. As a quick and easy recipe, this dish is ready in less than 15 minutes!

Saute corn in a pan and sliced tomatoes

Corn and Tomato Salad Recipe

Simply combine sautéed corn, halved cherry tomatoes, crumbled feta cheese, sliced fresh basil, lemon juice and pepper. Serve the salad immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve cold.

You can use frozen corn kernels that are thawed or fresh corn kernels, depending on what is available. You can also omit the cheese if you prefer to enjoy this recipe dairy free.

Sautéed Corn

Sauté the corn in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook the corn, without stirring, until it begins to brown on the bottom. Stir and continue to cook until the corn is spotty brown all over. Combine the sautéed corn with the other ingredients to create an easy corn salad.

sautéed corn with tomatoes, basil and feta cheese on a plate

What to serve with corn salad

Corn salad tastes great with a variety of other dishes. We love serving it with a simple protein like chicken or fish and another vegetable or salad.

What do you eat with this summer corn salad?

sauteed corn with tomatoes on a plate

As the perfect summer side dish, this recipe includes sweet corn, salty feta cheese and ripe organic cherry tomatoes fresh from the garden. A few simple ingredients combine to create a perfectly sweet and savory side dish.

Try it and let us know what you think!

Corn and Tomato Salad with Basil and Feta

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
 
This easy summer corn salad recipe is the perfect side dish ready in less than 15 minutes.
sautéed corn with tomatoes, basil and feta cheese on a plate
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 ears of corn kernels cut from cobs (about 4 cups) or frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil sliced into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat oil until it starts to shimmer. Add corn and salt. Cook, without stirring, until corn begins to brown on bottom, about 3 minutes. Stir and continue to cook, stirring once or twice until corn is slightly spotty brown all over, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Transfer corn to a large bowl. Stir in tomatoes, feta, basil, lemon juice and pepper. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve cold.

Notes

  • You can use frozen corn kernels instead of fresh corn.
  • Omit the cheese to make this dairy free.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 145, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 242mg, Potassium: 268mg, Carbohydrates: 15g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 405%, Vitamin C: 14%, Calcium: 55%, Iron: 0.7%

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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4 comments on “Corn and Tomato Salad”

  1. 5 stars
    I just bought fresh corn and made this it was the best salad I have had in years thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    What a perfect, healthy side dish for summer BBQs! Perfect flavors for pairing with pretty much any protein!

  3. I made this tonight and it was delicious! Very easy and light, perfect w/grilled chicken. I cheated and used Trader Joe’s Roasted Corn (frozen) and it still came out great!

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