Summer Salad with Grilled Corn and Cherry Tomatoes


Light, refreshing, and delicious! Fresh ingredients make all the difference! This is a summertime favorite that your family will love!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 50 mins
10 servings


  • 8 ears corn in the husk

  • 2 cups quartered cherry tomatoes

  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 small red onion, chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil


  • ½ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon grated lime zest

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Trim corn husks of any long hanging parts and excess silk. Place in a large bowl with water and soak for 1 hour.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Place corn on the grill and turn every 6 minutes 1/4 turn until all 4 sides have been grilled, about 24 minutes. Allow corn to cool until cold enough to handle easily.

  4. Remove husks from cooled corn and cut corn off into a serving bowl. Add cherry tomatoes, red pepper, onion, and basil.

  5. Whisk together olive oil, rice vinegar, lime juice, salt, garlic, lime zest, and pepper in a small bowl until well blended. Pour dressing over corn salad and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour.

Cook's Notes:

Grilling the corn in the husk makes it sweeter. The silk breaks down and gives it a great taste that needs no seasoning.

You can substitute fresh garlic with 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. If you like, use canola oil instead of olive oil.

The longer the salad is refrigerated, the better it tastes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

173 Calories
12g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 173
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 306mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 33mg 167%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 314mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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