Sweetcorn Salad
Sweetcorn Salad
5 from 1 vote
If you're looking for a bowlful of sunshine, look no further than this sweetcorn salad. Quick to prepare and big on taste, this dish is your perfect summertime companion. From BBQs to picnics, it's the versatile salad that never gets old.
Sweetcorn Salad

If you’re craving something fresh, vibrant, and bursting with flavors, my Sweetcorn Salad recipe is here to tantalize your taste buds.

Originating from the heart of summer gatherings, this salad brings together the sweetness of corn, the crunch of vegetables, and the zing of citrus for a delightful culinary experience. Don’t let its simplicity fool you; this salad packs a punch of taste and nutrition.

Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or just starting your culinary journey, this recipe is a breeze to whip up. So, grab your apron and let’s dive into the world of flavorsome salads!

Expert Tip: To make the salad more filling, toss in cooked quinoa, chickpeas, or black beans for added protein and fiber.


Sweetcorn: Sweetcorn adds a natural sweetness and a satisfying crunch. It’s packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals, making it a nutritious addition to any meal.

Olive Oil: This healthy fat not only adds richness to the salad but also helps to coat the ingredients evenly, enhancing their flavors and textures.

Lemon Juice: The tangy citrus punch from lemon juice brightens up the salad, balancing the sweetness of the corn and adding a refreshing zing.

Red Onion: Finely chopped red onion lends a mild sharpness and a pop of color to the salad, while its subtle sweetness complements the other ingredients.

Bell Pepper: Diced bell pepper brings a burst of color and crunch to the salad, along with a subtle sweetness and a hint of earthiness.

Cucumber: Refreshing and hydrating, diced cucumber adds a cool and crisp texture to the salad, elevating its freshness.

Salt and Black Pepper: These pantry staples are essential for seasoning the salad, enhancing its flavors and bringing everything together harmoniously.

Expert Tip: For an extra flavor boost, try grilling the sweetcorn kernels before adding them to the salad. It adds a smoky charred flavor that takes the salad to the next level.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve the Sweetcorn Salad as a refreshing side dish alongside grilled chicken, fish, or tofu for a balanced meal.
  • Pair it with crusty bread or crackers for a light and satisfying lunch.
  • Spoon it over a bed of mixed greens for an extra boost of freshness and nutrients.
  • Enjoy it as a standalone snack or appetizer at picnics, barbecues, or potlucks.

Expert Tip: Customize the salad by adding ingredients like cherry tomatoes, avocado, or fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley for added freshness and flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen sweetcorn instead of canned?

Yes, you can substitute frozen sweetcorn for canned sweetcorn. Just thaw it before using and adjust the seasoning accordingly.

How long can I store the Sweetcorn Salad?

The salad can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. However, for the best taste and texture, it’s recommended to consume it within 24 hours.

Can I customize the ingredients to suit my preferences?

Absolutely! Feel free to add or omit ingredients based on your taste preferences or dietary restrictions. You can also experiment with different herbs or spices to create your unique flavor profile.

Is this recipe suitable for vegetarians and vegans?

Yes, this Sweetcorn Salad recipe is vegetarian and vegan-friendly as it contains only plant-based ingredients.

Can I make this salad ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the salad a few hours in advance and let it chill in the refrigerator until serving time. Just give it a quick toss before serving to redistribute the flavors.

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Sweetcorn Salad

Sweetcorn Salad

by Nabeela Kauser
If you're looking for a bowlful of sunshine, look no further than this sweetcorn salad. Quick to prepare and big on taste, this dish is your perfect summertime companion.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad, Sides
Cuisine Western
Servings 4
Calories 216 kcal


  • 400 g Sweetcorn drained
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Red Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Bell Pepper diced
  • 1 Cucumber diced
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients then adjust the seasoning according to your taste
  • Let the sweetcorn salad sit for about 10 minutes before serving to allow the flavours to meld together.
  • Give the salad a final toss before serving and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  • Serve the sweetcorn salad as a refreshing side dish or a light snack.


This sweetcorn salad is best enjoyed fresh, but you can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Feel free to customize the salad by adding ingredients like chopped tomatoes, avocado, or feta cheese.
If you prefer a spicier kick, you can add a finely chopped jalapeño pepper to the salad.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 216kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 131mgPotassium: 393mgFibre: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 408IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Food, Healthy, Recipe, Sides, Simple, Sweetcorn, Vegan, Vegetarian
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