Real Simple Corn Salad


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This Real Simple Corn Salad is a delicious and easy summer salad that is an amazing side dish to any barbecue! Use up leftover chicken or steak and add it in to make this a light and delicious meal.

If you’re looking for more simple salads that can be sides or main dishes, check out my Caprese Pasta Salad, Healthy Ranch Pasta Salad, or my Kale Apple Salad.

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

Use Leftover Corn: If you have leftover corn on the cob you can use that for the corn. You can also easily use canned corn if you want to make this recipe super simple, both will work just fine.

Easy Side Dish: This Simple Corn Salad recipe is a great side dish for any barbecue! It’s light, full of veggies, and it pairs well with chicken, steak, or burgers. You can easily use up leftovers in this easy summer salad which is one of the reasons I really love it!

Adaptable: You can also add in leftover chicken or steak into this Real Simple Corn Salad to make this a meal that uses up leftovers from a barbecue!

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Ingredients

Corn: Make sure you're buying organic corn, corn on the cobb or canned corn are fine, either will work!

Grape Tomatoes: I prefer Grape Tomatoes here over Cherry Tomatoes because they are meatier and don’t have as much moisture. Learn about The Difference Between Cherry and Grape Tomatoes. You can use Grape Tomatoes here if that’s all you have though!

Cucumber: Organic cucumbers give this salad a light and summery vibe and they contain magnesium, potassium and vitamins K, A and C.

Avocado: Organic avocados contain healthy fat.

Red Onion: I love organic red onion for it's distinct flavor. It's also loaded with health benefits like quercetin and sulfur compounds, red onion supports heart health and provides anti-inflammatory benefits.

Fresh Parsley: I use fresh organic parsley here for a lovely splash of fresh herbs. Parsley also has vitamin A, C, and K. It supports bone health, boosts the immune system, and provides antioxidant benefits.

EVOO: I love organic extra virgin olive oil for salads as it taste delicious and is an anti-inflammatory oil.

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

If using leftover corn on the cob, cut off the corn from the cob. You can also use canned corn. Chop cherry tomatoes in half or quarters, depending on size. 

Step 2

In a large bowl, add the corn, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, red onion, and parsley. 

Add olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine completely. Add in leftover meat like chicken or steak!

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Tips

  • I love using leftovers to make this Real Simple Corn Salad! Use up leftover corn or add in chicken or steak to make this a light and delicious summer meal.
  • If you’re making this Real Simple Corn Salad ahead of time, do not salt it. When you add salt to vegetables like cucumber and tomatoes that have a lot of moisture, the salt will draw out the moisture, leaving it in the salad. This salad is best when prepared and eaten right away. If you must make it ahead of time, leave the salt until the end!
  • This Real Simple Corn Salad isn’t great to store as leftovers because of the salt I mentioned above. You can half the recipe if you won’t eat it all and then make it again the following day with the rest and it will be more fresh!
  • Add in chicken or steak to make this Real Simple Corn Salad a delicious meal as opposed to just a side dish!
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FAQ's

Can I use canned corn?

Yes, you can use canned corn for this recipe if you prefer. Corn on the cob or canned corn will work the same!

Can I add protein?

Yes! Adding chicken or steak to this Simple Corn Salad will make it a meal. You can also serve this as a side dish to anything you are grilling this summer. Try it with my Easy BBQ Baby Back Ribs or Loaded Turkey Burgers.

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Real Simple Corn Salad

Mimi Council
This Real Simple Corn Salad is a summer recipe you must make! Use corn on the cob and fresh veggies for a light and delicious side salad to any barbecue!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Makes 4 servings
Calories 374 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups corn
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 large cucumber (diced)
  • 2 avocados (diced)
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped organic parsley
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • If using leftover corn on the cob, cut off the corn from the cob. You can also use canned corn.
  • Chop cherry tomatoes in half or quarters, depending on size.
  • In a large bowl, add the corn, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, red onion, and parsley.
  • Add olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine completely.
  • Add in leftover meat like chicken or steak!

Notes

High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 8gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gSodium: 600mgPotassium: 1178mgFiber: 12gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1809IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 2mg
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