Summer Corn Salad

I posted a picture of this salad on my stories a few weeks back and I received many requests for the recipe.  I discovered this one from Better Homes and Gardens a few years back and it is a family favorite in the summertime.  It's a great side to go along anything on the grill, like these Hot Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches I am serving it with tonight. 

You could also add some chicken or shrimp to it to make it a meal in itself.

What's interesting about this vinaigrette is that there isn't any oil in it!  It is straight vinegar, sugar,  and salt/pepper, but you really don't even miss the oil!



  • 1/2 cup apples cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher slt
  • 1/2 freshly cracked black pepper
  • 4 ears of fresh corn
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quatered
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1-2 cups arugula, baby romaine, or spring mix lettuce


For the dressing, whisk together the vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl until the sugar is dissolved.  Set aside.

For the salad, cut corn kernels from the cobs and toss with the remaining ingredients except the arugula/lettuce in a large serving bowl.

Add the dressing and arugula/lettuce.  Toss gently and serve immediately.