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This Corn and Tomato Salad is a super easy recipe to whip up for all those summer gatherings, for a fresh side dish or just to have on hand for a light lunch!

Bowl of Corn and Tomato Salad

I love fresh vegetables. I really love when they are mixed together and tossed into a light dressing. Enter this Corn and Tomato Salad! One of our favorite summertime recipes.

Grilled corn on the cob mixed with ripe grape tomatoes tossed in a light fresh basil vinaigrette, you can serve it warm or cold but the longer it sits the better!

I personally like it better cold, so make sure you grill the corn ahead of time and make the salad a few hours in advance before serving it chilled!

This is a bright and fun salad that you can also use as a topping for salads, as a dip, and more. There really is no right or wrong with this. All I know is that it is absolutely delicious!

We are really on a grilling kick around here and I absolutely love grilling corn, it brings out a flavor like no other and the fun color contrast it gives is awesome.

Some of our other favorite salad recipes we have on our site include: Orzo Pasta Salad, Classic Potato Salad and Creamy Dill Cucumber Salad.

Side view of bowl of Corn and Tomato Salad showing charred corn

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  • Whipping up quickly it is the perfect salad to make in a pinch.
  • You can grill your corn indoors or outdoors.
  • This is the perfect salad to double to serve more people.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

Corn
Grape tomatoes
Red onion
Basil leaves
Olive oil
Red wine vinegar
Dijon mustard
Kosher salt
Black pepper

Ingredients needed to make Corn and Tomato Salad

HOW TO MAKE CORN AND TOMATO SALAD:

  1. Remove the husk and silks from corn. Preheat the grill to medium heat and oil the grates. Grill the corn, placing the cobs directly on the grill. You are looking to get the outside slightly charred, about 10 minutes rotating every few minutes. Take corn off the grill and set it aside.
  2. Slice the grape tomatoes in half lengthwise and add them to a large bowl along with the red onion.
  3. When the corn is cool enough to be handled, cut the kernels off the cob and place them in the bowl with the tomatoes.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the remaining ingredients for the vinaigrette. Pour the vinaigrette over the corn and tomato mixture and mix well.
  5. Cover and place in the fridge a few hours in advance until ready to serve or serve immediately if you prefer it warm. Garnish with more fresh basil if desired. 

Step by step photos on how to make Corn and Tomato Salad

Yum! Doesn’t this just look like summer in a bowl? This is one of those salads that you can’t resist just going back for more, it’s just that fresh and addictive!

WHAT IS THE BEST TOMATO FOR A SALAD?

For this salad I used grape tomatoes but cherry tomatoes would also work well! The smaller tomatoes work better as you don’t have to cut a large tomato into smaller pieces.

It is more convenient for the recipe, but if you want you can cut larger chunks from a Roma tomato or another larger tomato.

CAN I GRILL MY CORN INDOORS?

Yes! Some people do not have access to a grill so you can also use a grill pan on the stove and char your corn that way. 

If you do not have a grill pan you can also cut the corn off the cob and heat it up and char it in a skillet, or you can leave as is and just not grill it at all. 

It is really great grilled but if you don’t have a way to do it, then it will be perfectly fine just cooked and put in the salad itself.

Spoon im bowl of salad

HOW TO STORE CORN AND TOMATO SALAD:

This can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and should keep for up to 3-4 days. The longer it sits the better as the flavors will marry!

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • You can use canned corn if you want in place of the corn on the cob.
  • Cherry or grape tomatoes can be used.
  • This recipe is easy to be doubled!
  • Let this sit in the refrigerator for an hour for the flavors to marry, although you can eat it warm as well.
  • Add other vegetables that you enjoy, make sure that you have enough dressing to cover them all.

Spoon holding up some Corn and Tomato Salad

If you want that fresh and tasty salad for your next summer gathering then you have to make this Corn and Tomato Salad ASAP!

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Corn and Tomato Salad

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Refrigerate (optional) 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
This Corn and Tomato Salad is a supper easy recipe to whip up for all those summer gatherings, for a fresh side dish or just to have on hand for a light lunch!
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Remove the husk and silks from corn. Preheat the grill to medium heat and oil the grates. Grill the corn, placing the cobs directly on the grill. You are looking to get the outside slightly charred, about 10 minutes rotating every few minutes. Take corn off the grill and set it aside.
  • Slice the grape tomatoes in half lengthwise and add them to a large bowl along with the red onion.
  • When the corn is cool enough to be handled, cut the kernels off the cob and place them in the bowl with the tomatoes.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the remaining ingredients for the vinaigrette. Pour the vinaigrette over the corn and tomato mixture and mix well.
  • Cover and place in the fridge a few hours in advance until ready to serve or serve immediately if you prefer it warm. Garnish with more fresh basil if desired.

Notes

  1. You can use canned corn if you want in place of the corn on the cob.
  2. Cherry or grape tomatoes can be used.
  3. This recipe is easy to be doubled!
  4. Let this sit in the refrigerator for an hour for the flavors to marry, although you can eat it warm as well.
  5. Add other vegetables that you enjoy, make sure that you have enough dressing to cover them all.

Nutrition

Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 854IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American

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18 Comments

  1. This looks awesome but apartment living means I don’t have a grill. Is there another way to prepare the corn?

  2. Sure! Cut it off the cob first, then toss it in a tablespoon of olive oil. Turn on the broiler in your oven and cook until just golden, like the pictures on the grill, then continue the recipe as written!

  3. Very good to know!
    CSA season is almost here, and I get so much delicious corn and tomatoes.

  4. Sounds yummy…perfect for us in San Antonio!! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!!

  5. Can you say yummy?!?! And how simple! I love simple! 😉 Can’t wait to try this! Thanks for linking up with Wake Up Wednesday. Stopping by as a co-host!

  6. Oh my….this does look and sound amazing! What a wonderful dish to take to a family BBQ or Church Pot Luck Dinner. Thank you for sharing at Tasty Tuesdays.

  7. This looks delicious! I have made a similar side dish with feta in addition to the corn and tomatoes, but have not tried making my own basis vinaigrette. I can’t wait to try it!

  8. I am probably the only one in my family who will eat this since I am the only one who loves tomatoes so I am going to make this one all for myself. 🙂 It looks delicious and just in time for some great summer recipe ideas. I can see myself sitting by the pool with this already.

  9. Corn and tomato salad is one of my favorites! It takes me back home emotionally and my stomach really appreciates the effort, ha!

    Yours look amazing! I can’t wait for trying it next long weekend.

  10. Thank you for linking up last week on Tasty Tuesdays! I am featuring your recipe this week. Make sure you stop by and grab a featured button and link up again!

    Julia @ Mini Van Dreams

  11. Oh my, this looks wonderful! My husband is growing corn and I am growing cherry tomatoes, so I am pinning this to await our harvest! Thanks so much for sharing with the Let’s Get Real party. Also pinning this to our group board.

  12. Yum, that sounds amazing! And now that we have a grill, I can definitely try it! Pinning this for sure, and I just wanted to let you know that I featured this on my blog this morning; thanks for sharing at the Creativity Unleashed link party!

  13. JaneEllen says:

    I’m practically drooling this looks and sounds so blasted good. Can hardly wait to make this. We get pretty tired of same things time after time so finding a nice inexpensive, easy, quick recipe is heaven for us. I’ll most likely just eat the salad for my dinner. Sure glad you shared this. Happy weekend

  14. Stopping by to let you know I am featuring your yummy corn tomorrow! Thanks for joining the Perpetual Party Board!
    Kim

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