10-Minute Fresh Corn Salad is easy to make, requiring just 1 bowl and 7 ingredients. Tender corn, juicy tomatoes and red onion combine with a tangy homemade vinaigrette to create Summer side-dish perfection.
Here's the deal...
Bring this simple fresh corn salad to your next church picnic, family bbq, or cookout with friends. Fantastic things will occur.
For starters, everyone will be dazzled by your stellar culinary skills. It's quite possible that the words "domestic diva" will get tossed around. Prepare yourself for autograph and selfie requests, it's gonna happen. You'll be the most popular person at the party... at least until the fresh corn salad runs out.
Ok, ok.. so that was dramatic (and possibly indicative of unresolved issues from my teenage years, lol), but you guys... this recipe really is All. The. Things. Simple, make-ahead friendly AND so so so tasty.
What Is Fresh Corn Salad?
It's an easy to throw together Summer side-dish made with sweet corn, red onions and juicy tomatoes that have been tossed in a tangy apple-cider vinaigrette. It’s the perfect option for BBQ’s, potlucks, backyard-get-togethers or even a quick weeknight recipe.
How Do You Make Fresh Corn Salad?
First, blanch the corn (specific directions below) and then slice it off the cob.
Next, combine corn, red onion, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper.
Then, add some fresh basil.
Finally, stir and enjoy.
FAQS ABOUT SIMPLE FRESH CORN SALAD:
Can you use frozen corn from the freezer aisle instead of fresh corn?
Yes. This is a great way to save time. It makes throwing the corn salad together really easy. That said, when a recipe only has a few ingredients, quality matters. There is no comparison between fresh corn and frozen corn. The fresh corn from the cob takes this salad to the next level.
How do I cut corn off the cob without making a mess?
Use 2 bowls, one large and one small (as shown in the video below). Place the smaller bowl upside down in the center of the larger bowl. Balance the corn cob vertically on the small bowl and slide a sharp knife down the cob, removing the kernels. The large bowl will catch the kernels as they fall from the cob.
How do you blanch corn on the cob?
Bring a pot of water to a low-boil. Add corn. Allow corn to cook in the pot for 3-4 minutes, or until kernels are tender-crisp. Remove corn from boiling water and plunge it straight into a large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
Can corn salad be made-ahead of time?
Yes. It actually tastes better after sitting overnight. To make-ahead, follow the recipe instructions but do not add the basil. Store the salad in a covered dish in the refrigerator overnight. Prior to serving, julienne the basil and stir it into the salad.
WATCH HOW TO MAKE FRESH CORN SALAD (VIDEO):Print
Simple Corn Salad with cherry tomatoes and fresh basil is simple to make, requiring just 1 bowl and 6 ingredients. Tender corn, juicy tomatoes and red onion dressed in a tangy homemade vinaigrette create Summer side dish perfection.
- 4 cobs of corn, shucked
- ½ red onion, diced
- 2 TBS olive oil
- 2 TBS apple cider vinegar
- ¼-½ teaspoon salt (start with less, you can always add more)
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ¼ cup basil, roughly chopped
- 10-12 cherry tomatoes, quartered (optional garnish)
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook corn, on the cob, for 3-5 minutes or until crispy/tender. Do not overcook. Remove corn from boiling water and immediately submerge in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Allow corn to cool and then remove kernels with a knife.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine corn, onion, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper. Stir until combined and then refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour. Mix in basil just prior to serving.
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