In the summer, use fresh sweet corn off the cob. Saute the corn for 5 minutes in a skillet before adding it to the salad.

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Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the basil, oil, lime juice, sugar, salt and pepper; shake well. In a large bowl, combine the corn, tomatoes and cucumber. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.



Nutritional Analysis: 2/3 cup equals 125 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 302 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Nutrition Facts

125 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 15.4g; fat 7.4g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 200.6mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (156)

Rating: 5 stars
This was yummy and Oh So EASY which makes it even more yummy. I made it the afternoon before dinner and let it sit in the fridge about 2-3 hours before serving. I thought the mix of lime, basil and sugar was just perfect. I could see throwing some black beans or even maybe brown rice and cooked chicken in here next time to make it more of a one dish meal. Thanks for the great treat! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I altered this a bit by adding black beans and subbing cilantro in for the basil, and it turned out great! I'll probably be making this again soon, since it is a healthy, easy, and fast dish for a busy college student. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very easy and goes great with BBQ chicken. I addeed some chopped red onion and used cherry tomatoes cut in half. I kept the basil, cilantro would work in this dressing too but my husband was getting tired of cilantro. The basil was actually a nice change. I doubled the amount of lime juice and sugar - then doubled the dressing altogether. Overall, very good. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I never heard of corn salad before and I like it! I came across this through an ingredient search and while it wasn't exactly what I had in mind, I thought I'd give it a shot. It's colorful, that's for sure, so it looks really nice on the dinner plate. The dressing is light and refreshing, a nice departure from the heavy, super tangy, vinegar-based dressing you'd expect to see here, and the fresh basil is an important and necessary addition. I used Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped, and omitted the sugar (never a fan of sugar in any salad!). I didn't see the need to peel the cucumber, tho' I did seed it. In fact, the green peel contributed even more color! Great, light summer cook-out side dish, and comes together in mere minutes. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is a great recipe to give a taste of "summer" when there really aren's many summer veggies in season. I used frozen white sweet corn, which worked really well. I love that you can make it well ahead of time, and it keeps well until time to serve. Like some of the other reviewers, I too decided that it needed something to give it more pep and perhaps improve the appearance. I added about 1/2 cup of diced red onion after tasting it, then and about 1/4 pound of baby spinach (the bagged kind) just before serving. This got RAVE reviews at my first dinner party in a very long time. I'll definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Ok, I have tried many different salad ideas from this website, and this one takes the cake! I think because I used homegrown corn, tomatoes, and cucumbers, it had such a wonderfully sweet intensity. I stuck to the exact recipe and there really is no reason to change a thing! My only recommendation is to go to a farmers market if you don't have your own garden and buy fresh local produce instead of buying the tasteless tomatoes and corn at the grocery store. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I believe in reviewing the recipe as written and as written, I believe the dressing is oily and without enough punch. Could definately be improved by increasing the lime juice to equal the oil, add honey and garlic. Also changing basil to cilantro is an excellent idea but as written it's just a little ho hum. Wonderful fresh summer ingredients though and wonderful potential!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
It was a refreshing salad. I used frozen corn that was thawed first. It was ok like that but I prefer corn cooked. I am using this as an idea for roasted tomatoe and corn salad, which is also delicious. I roast the corn and cherry tomatoes with olive oil and dried basil in the oven at 400F for 9 minutes and then toss it with this recipe's vinaigrette. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this exactly as the recipe was written and it was delicious. Used fresh basil from my garden and frozen corn. Went perfectly with a summer menu featuring grilled hamburgers. Read More