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Corn, Tomato, Feta and Basil Salad

Corn, Tomato, Feta and Basil SaladMy wonderful neighbor Jack gave me a huge load of fresh corn on the cob from his garden. I was craving a salad and wanted to incorporate the fresh corn. I sauteed the corn, cherry tomatoes, sweet onion, and garlic for just a few minutes, in a little bit of butter, to sweeten them up. I topped them off with fresh chopped basil and feta cheese along with salt and pepper. It was full of wonderful flavors and textures. The corn was a bit crunchy, the feta was salty while the tomatoes were sweet and juicy. Simple ingredients, easy to make and it tasted delicious.

Corn, Tomato, Feta, and Basil Salad:


  • 4-5 ears of corn, peeled and cleaned
  • 1 large handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp feta cheese
  • 4-5 leaves of basil. chopped

Corn, Tomato, Feta and Basil Salad

How to Make a Corn, Tomato, Feta, and Basil Salad

After you clean the corn, cut the kernels off of the cobs. I put a coffee cup upside down in a large bowl and place the cob on top of the mug. It’s much easier to cut the kernels this way and you won’t make a huge mess.

Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the diced onion and stir. Cook for 2 minutes then add the corn, garlic, tomatoes, salt, and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring gently, for 3-4 minutes then remove from heat. Top with feta and basil. Enjoy.

Corn, Tomato, Feta and Basil Salad

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  1. Oh dear, not only do I covet this salad, but I also covet your neighbor, Jack! I want Jack the neighbor! Seriously, though, this salad looks so colorful, and I bet the textures are terrific. This salad would go great alongside many dishes, too. YUM!

  2. waw i love the corn and feta in this salad! mind you, i just did corn and uh-huh, bacon ehm ehm (talk about unhealthy)

  3. What a colorful salad! I am sad sweet corn is on its way out the door. I just love it! Maybe I can still find some at the market on Sat. I really want to make this!!

  4. Beautiful way to use up almost any vegetables you want, Pam. I love the colors, and sweet corn is such a nice treat 🙂

  5. What a great looking summer or pretty much anytime salad. In my world it is still over 100 degrees so this will be a great compliment to this weekends BBQ.

  6. Oh this looks so delightfully colorful…love the idea of corn salad…will give this a try for sure….there is a surprise waiting for you at my blog please check it out:)

  7. Did you see the cartoon today where the mother hands the kid an ear of corn and he says, “I thought corn comes in cans!” Sad. This is pretty and colorful. You must just love Jack!

  8. mmm this is one of my favorite flavor combinations! i love, love, love corn and feta! your potstickers look delicious, too! my husband loves them, i’ll have to make them soon!

  9. Hi, just found your blog. It’s excellent…especially your photos. I’d like to know what kind of camera you use?


  10. Wow, tried this tonight for the very first time. I have to say I save tons and tons of recipes but I find myself actually trying yours time and time again. Never disappointed. We loved this corn salad. What a lovely combination of great ingredients and flavors. Served with a nice rice pilaf and grilled pork chops. Delicious. My husband raved and I gave you all of the credit. Thank you for another great recipe.