Salads | August 7, 2018

Sweet Corn Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

Corn on the cob screams summer to me.  I have such fond memories of buttery fingers and corn stuck between my teeth as a kid.  We would eat corn on the cob all.the.time during the summer months.  It is still one of my favorite side dishes and I adore all of the variations on this simple summer food.  


Easy corn salad on an oval platter with a halved avocado and cherry tomatoes beside.

A Versatile Salad

This could really be transformed to meet your personal tastes – you could add onion, bell pepper, a tasty soft cheese…the dressing is mild and would pair perfectly with whatever you wanted to toss into this versatile salad.

 Easy corn salad ingredients diced on a cutting board.

Methods of Cooking Corn on the Cob


Add husked corn to a large pot, fill with water, cover and bring to a boil.  Once water is boiling, remove from heat.


Wrap husked corn in a damp paper towel and place on a dinner plate.  Microwave for 5 minutes. Remove paper towel.

Prep Your Veggies

Pro Tip: You want to dice all of your remaining ingredients. When using the word “dice” it refers to cutting a vegetable into cubes of a specific size  – usually about a half an inch.  Chopping is less precise and refers to a larger size.  So, in this recipe we want all ingredients to be diced to about a half an inch.

Next you want to cut your cooked corn from the cob and toss all ingredients together in a large bowl.

Easy corn salad dressing in a blender with seasoned salts beside.

Cilantro Vinaigrette Made With Real Salt

For the dressing I juiced a lime – about 1/4 cup of liquid.  Then I added about 1/2 cup of olive oil, some salt and lemon pepper, a clove of garlic, some onion powder, and about 1/4 of a bunch of cilantro.

When it comes to seasoning – I always choose Redmond Real Salt.  It is simply the best.  Their new flavor grinders are amazing and paired perfectly with this dressing.

Pro Tip: Making dressings in the blender is a cinch.  Throw all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.  On the Blendtec I used the dressing mode.

Easy corn salad on an oval platter with a halved avocado and cherry tomatoes, and a serving spoon beside.

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5 from 2 votes
Easy corn salad on a platter with a halved avocado beside.
Sweet Corn Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Chill Time
1 hr
Total Time
35 mins

This easy corn salad is a summer beach party for your mouth!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cilantro vinaigrette, easy corn salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 336 kcal
Author: Kadee
Salad Ingredients
  • 4 ears of corn
  • 1 large cucumber diced
  • 2 avocados diced
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes halved
Dressing Ingredients
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
Salad Directions
  1. Prepare 4 ears of corn by removing husks and placing in a large pot.  Fill with water, cover, and bring to a boil. Once boiling turn off heat.
  2. If desired, transfer corn to a grill and char the outside.
  3. Cut corn from the cob using a sharp knife and transfer to a large bowl.

  4. Add cucumber, tomato, and avodado.

  5. Toss with dressing (recipe below.)
Dressing Directions
  1. In a blender combinelime juice, olive oil, salt, lemon pepper pepper, garlic, onion powder, and cilantro.

  2. Blend until smooth.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Corn Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 407mg18%
Potassium 652mg19%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 450IU9%
Vitamin C 24.6mg30%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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