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This simple summer corn salad with basil is light, refreshing, and healthy. A great side for summer grilling, a perfect Paleo lunch, or an easy healthy snack on a hot summer day.

This light and tasty side dish is the perfect combination of summer flavors.

This summer corn salad is literally the perfect accompaniment to any grilled dinner or just a nice treat to sit outside and enjoy eating.

And since this corn salad with basil is made using tasty and fresh vegetables, you can rest easy knowing that you’re fueling your body with healthy food as well.

overflowing white bowl of summer corn salad and fresh ingredients with text "Simple Summer Corn & Basil Side Salad" by The Moments At Home

Simple Summer Side Dish

When it comes to eating something light and delicious during the hot summer months, vegetables are almost always the answer. And if you’re lucky enough to have your own garden, you might be able to use some of your own homegrown veggies as well.

Since you can whip up this delicious Paleo corn salad in less than 5 minutes of time, there’s literally no reason why you shouldn’t make this over and over again.

Make certain to give it time to chill and let the flavors mesh together and then enjoy eating it without the guilt!

summer corn salad ingredients

Ingredients Needed For This Summer Corn Salad

All you need are these ripened and fresh ingredients to create the best summer side dish, ever.

  • Corn
  • Campari tomatoes
  • Cucumber 
  • Yellow bell pepper 
  • Red onion
  • Fresh basil
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar 
  • Salt and pepper
easy paleo corn salad dressing ingredients

How to make summer corn salad

Clean the veggies, chop them up and then put them and the basil into a large bowl.

Next, take a small bowl and using a whisk, combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to make the dressing.

Once the dressing is made, take and pour the dressing over the top and gently toss all the veggies to coat.

Put it in the fridge, covered, until ready to enjoy.

simple side salad prep - fresh summer vegetables on cutting board

Tips for making this the best summer veggie salad recipe ever!

How much dressing you use on your veggies is totally up to you. Some people like to use all of it while others prefer their veggies to be a little less covered.

Do a simple taste test and see what method you like best. You can always add in more if you want more at a later point in time.

summer corn salad in a white bowl ready to enjoy

What are some other vegetables that you can add to this summer salad recipe?

It’s really up to you. You can never have too many veggies, right? Fresh jalapeƱos is always a good option, as are any and all onions, too. If you have fresh veggies to use up, toss them in and see how good it tastes!

Can you prep this simple summer corn salad in advance?

You can! This is such a simple recipe to make ahead of time. And once you let it set in the fridge for a while, the flavors really do enhance!

Ingredient Prep

Due to the ease of this summer recipe, the only real prepping that you have to worry about is the cleaning of the veggies and cutting them into the bite-sized pieces that you want.

Once you do that, you’re literally almost done with the whole recipe!

Now that you know how to prep for this super simple recipe, grab the full list of ingredients and directions below!

Make certain to pair this yummy side dish with these Gluten Free Chicken Tenders!

Summer Corn Salad

Summer Corn Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Summer Corn Salad Recipe is so simple and easy to make. Paleo, healthy, and quick!

Ingredients

  • Salad:
  • 1 can of corn
  • 8 quartered Campari tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 1 cup diced yellow bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 6 leaves of chopped fresh basil
  • Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

    Clean the veggies, chop them up and then put them and the basil into a large bowl.


    Next, take a small bowl and using a whisk, combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to make the dressing.


    Once the dressing is made, take and pour the dressing over the top and gently toss all the veggies to coat.


    Put it in the fridge, covered, until ready to enjoy.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g

Please note: I am not a medical or nutritional/diet professional. This information is not to be considered medical advice. You should independently calculate your own values. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

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