Corn and Tomato Salad with Basil and Feta

This colorful Corn and Tomato Salad features sweet corn, juicy ripe tomatoes, and cucumber tossed with basil, feta, and a tasty homemade dressing.

Corn and Tomato Salad with Cucumber, Basil, and Feta

This time of year I love to keep a fresh carton of cherry tomatoes and a bag of frozen organic sweet corn on hand at all times.

I pair this dynamic duo with refreshing cucumber, fresh basil from my backyard, creamy crumbled feta, and a speedy homemade dressing made from avocado oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.

The combination is so fresh and flavorful!

Corn and Tomato Salad Bowl

Corn Salad Ingredients and Swaps

You can steam up frozen corn like I do or snag some fresh corn on the cob and cook it up via your fav method.

As for the tomatoes, feel free to use whatever you have handy! Heirloom, vine-ripened, cherry, grape, and/or Roma tomatoes all work fantastic here!

The fresh basil here really makes this dish shine but in a pinch you could absolutely add a little bit of dried basil to the dressing.

For the Italian seasoning blend, I use my go to Mrs. Dash Italian Blend. The ratio of spices in this seasoning are my FAVORITE and it’s one of my go to spice blends for everything from pasta dishes to dressings to soups! LOVE IT!

As written this corn and tomato salad is gluten-free and vegetarian. If you’d like to make it vegan, feel free to skip the feta. You can add some creamy diced avocado in it’s place if you’d like!

Corn and Tomato Salad Bowl with Basil and Feta

Corn and Tomato Salad

I’m so excited for y’all to try this salad! It’s insanely easy to make and comes together quickly.

In about 13 minutes you can have a delicious side dish to serve with dinner or to bring along to a backyard Barbecue or picnic.

Serving Suggestions

This basil-kissed Corn and Tomato salad makes a fantastic side dish for veggie burgers and/or regular burgers, sandwiches of all shapes and sizes, and always tastes amazing nestled up to a creamy potato salad or pasta salad.

You can also pair it with your favorite protein, as it’s great with grilled chicken, steak, and shrimp. Its equally awesome paired with a plant-based serving of grilled vegetables.

Corn and Tomato Salad with Basil and Feta
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Corn and Tomato Salad with Basil and Feta

This colorful Corn and Tomato Salad features sweet corn and juicy ripe tomatoes tossed with cucumber, basil, feta, and a tasty homemade dressing.

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Corn and Tomato Salad
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 216 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 2 cups corn (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes or diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 English (hothouse) cucumber
  • 1-2 TBSP fresh chopped basil
  • 1//2 cup crumbled feta cheese

SPEEDY LEMON DRESSING

Instructions

  1. In bowl or measuring cup, whisk together dressing ingreidents and set aside.

  2. Steam corn if using frozen. If using fresh corn, cook via your favoite method and remove from cob.

  3. Halve cherry tomatoes (or dice larger tomatoes) and peel + dice cucumber. Chop or chiffonade fresh basil.

  4. Combine vegetales, basil, dressing, and feta in a large bowl. Cover and chill in the fridge for 10 minutes, or server at room temperature if preferred. I love it both ways!

  5. If making in advance, drizzle half the dressing over the salad and chill overnight. Add remaining dressing before servng and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts below are estimated for salad with dressing using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Corn and Tomato Salad with Basil and Feta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 155mg7%
Potassium 385mg11%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 689IU14%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you get a chance to try this speedy corn and tomato salad, let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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  • Nellie Tracy

    5 stars
    This is a great salad recipe! Pairs so well with so many dishes!

  • Renee Goerger

    5 stars
    The basil in this corn and tomato salad is sheer perfection! I love this recipe!!

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