Simple Corn Salad Recipe

It’s so fun to see more and more produce popping up at our farmers’ market each week as summer nears. Last weekend we got some of the first (greenhouse grown) tomatoes and fresh asparagus – what a treat! And soon enough corn will be available as well, but in the meantime the cobs at the supermarket are starting to taste good again. So take advantage and throw together this simple corn salad for a light dinner (or lunch) side item!

But first, a quick video that shares our story (that we recently made with Subzero)!

And now for the recipe…I hope you enjoy it!

Simple Corn Salad on 100 Days of Real Food


Simple Corn Salad on 100 Days of Real Food

Simple Corn Salad

Take advantage of fresh corn available in summer months and throw together this simple corn salad for a light dinner (or lunch) side item!
4.6 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
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Servings: 4 people


  • 5 ears corn shucked
  • 2 slices bacon diced
  • 4 green onions white and green parts, diced
  • 6 ounces mushrooms fresh, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • In a pot of boiling water cook the corn until tender, about 5 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes then carefully cut the corn off the cob and transfer to a medium mixing bowl.
  • In a skillet over medium heat cook the bacon pieces while stirring until they begin to brown, about 2 or 3 minutes. Add in the green onions and mushrooms and cook while stirring occasionally until they begin to soften, another 2 or 3 minutes. Stir the mushroom mixture into the corn and set aside.
  • In a small jar combine the olive oil, lemon juice and honey and shake vigorously to emulsify. Pour over corn salad and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. It can be served cold, but we prefer it warm.


We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Simple Corn Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 77mg3%
Potassium 190mg5%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 4.6mg6%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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20 thoughts on “Simple Corn Salad Recipe”

  1. I’d like to make this for an upcoming party. When I changed the servings to 16 people, the amount of the dressing ingredients also quadrupled. Should I actually use those amounts? I plan to leave the dressing on the side.

  2. 5 stars
    Used Trader Joe’s frozen roasted corn (thawed) and forgot to add the dressing. Served it warm. It was delicious, definitely a repeater. We will add the dressing next time though.

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi. Lisa occasionally uses bacon in her cooking. She’s very picky about what she buys and doesn’t claim to live 100% by the rules 100% of the time. :)

      1. No judgement here as I cook bacon frequently for my husband but I know it’s not really the best choice if trying to stick to healthy whole food. I’m a picky vegetarian that could eat & drink my body weight in chocolate & white wine!! Hence my interest in this challenge to try to stick to real food x

  3. Jackie Gibbon

    I do not have easy access to corn on the cob where I live in the Marshall Islands, the produce selection is small. How much frozen corn would I use for this salad?

    1. Just a suggestion, I think one ear of corn yields about 1/2 cup corn, so 5 ears would yield about 2 1/2 cup corn. Wonder if you are on FB? Am really interested in your life in the Marshall Islands.

      1. Jackie Gibbon

        Thanks for your reply. I may try this recipe this week to go with hamburgers and grilled veggies.
        As for the Marshall Islands I live on an island called Kwajalein. You can do an internet search and find out all kinds of stuff about it.

    1. I personally substitute about 1 cup frozen corn for 1 ear fresh corn whenever I can’t find fresh easily, usually in the winter. (Just remember that the frozen corn is already cooked!)

  4. When do you add the vinegar? I do not see it mentioned in the directions….just in the ingredients.

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