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Corn and Tomato Salad with Feta

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Easy 15-Minute Corn and Cherry Tomato Salad with simple lime dressing and feta cheese – this cold side salad can be made with canned, fresh, or frozen corn!

Corn and tomato salads are a perfect homemade fresh spring side dish. They are versatile in flavor and a true 15-minute recipe.

corn and tomato salad recipe


  • canned corn
  • cherry tomatoes
  • red onion
  • fresh basil
  • olive oil
  • lime juice
  • salt and pepper
  • feta cheese

NOTE: If you need to substitute dried basil in a pinch, you can, but nothing really takes the place of a FRESH basil for this recipe so try to use it if possible.

simple easy cold side salad recipe perfect for picnics with this corn and tomato salad with purple onions, fresh basil and little tomatoes

Alternative Cheese Options for Corn Salad

The sharp delicious taste of feta is perfect in cold salad side dishes like this. That being said, cheese can be a very personal taste to so many and I wanted to offer a few alternatives if you do not like feta crumbles.

  • Queso Fresca
  • Goat Cheese
  • Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • Small bits of Fresh Mozzarella
  • Cojita

Watch me Make Cold Corn Tomato Salad

How to make Corn & Tomato Salad

  1. Add corn, cherry tomatoes, onion, and basil to a mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. In a smaller bowl, combine oil and lime juice and mix well.
  3. Pour on top of corn and tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Mix in feta cheese and refrigerate covered until cold and ready to serve.
  5. Stir well before serving.
Mix up cherry tomatoes and drained corn with seasonings and herbs for the perfect cold side salad recipe

Is Corn Salad Keto or Low Carb? 

Typically, tomatoes and corn are not widely used in Keto, but in small increments, they can be eaten in most low-carb diets. It really depends on how strict you choose to be with your dieting. Here is the nutritional information for this corn salad- broken down into six servings.

This site uses Carb Manager, which automatically inputs the ingredients into the system and gives out an estimated nutritional value.

Please always be careful to double-check with your own apps. Carb Manager gave this recipe an “A”. 

corn and tomato salad keto and nutritional values

Ultimate Summer Corn Salad Additions

This simple and easy corn salad is delicious but you can dial up this recipe by adding other amazing ingredients.


  • Bits of Avocado
  • Drained Black Beans
  • Chick Peas
  • Diced Cucumbers
  • Seeded and Diced Jalapenos
  • Crunchy Bacon Pieces

Can I use Frozen Corn? Canned Corn? Grilled Corn? 

YES, on ALL of those.

  • If you use canned corn, ensure it’s drained of excess liquid. Canned corn has many flavors, and roasted canned corn is great for this type of salad. 
  • Frozen corn needs to be thawed (leave it in the fridge overnight or on the counter the day of) and then drained of excess liquid.
  • Fresh corn – make sure it’s boiled or grilled and use a kernel remover to remove the corn, which I demonstrated in this pressure cooker corn on the cob recipe

As always, thank you for visiting my little spot on the web. If you enjoyed this recipe or made tweaks that worked well, please leave me a comment and let me know.

summer corn salad recipe - Corn and Tomato Salad Side Dish Recipe

More Corn Side Dishes

Corn is one of the best, sweet side dishes for just about any meal. Here are some of my very favorite corn recipes: 

  • Sweet Corn CasseroleSweet corn casserole combines creamed corn into a southern homemade side dish easily done from scratch. Typically served on a Thanksgiving table, this jiffy corn casserole recipe is so good that your plate will be empty before the dinner is done! 
  • Mexican Grilled Corn on the Cob – The best part of this corn on the cob is simply the really easy topping – Parmesan cheese and mayo make a surprisingly delicious combination that just heats up the corn and provides a saturated, flavorful crunch in every bite. 
  • Homemade Cream Corn –  Indulgent and delicious, you cannot go wrong with this mouthwatering and tasty corn dish as your next favorite way to enjoy this buttery veggie smothered in cheese.
  • Mexican Street Corn Salad – Under 15 minutes for a tangy simple salad that is perfect for potluck, this Mexican Street corn salad combines the tangy flavors of corn, lime, and delicious cheeses – goes great alongside grilled chicken too!
4.66 from 23 votes

Corn and Tomato Salad with Feta

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Delicious corn and tomato salad with fresh feta cheese coated in a simple lime dressing, is an easy 15 minute homemade side salad that compliments most recipes and is perfect for bbqs, picnics, and parties.


  • 2 cans 15 oz each, corn, drained well
  • 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil OR 1/2 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese


  • Add fully drained corn, tomatoes, onion and basil to a mixing bowl and mix well.
  • In a smaller bowl, combine oil and lime juice and mix well.
  • Pour lime dressing on top of corn and tomatoes and season well with salt and pepper.
  • Mix in feta cheese and refrigerate covered (usually 1-2 hours) until cold.
  • Stir corn and tomato salad well before serving.



Great Additions for Corn Salad Recipes

  1. Bits of Avocado
  2. Drained Black Beans
  3. Chick Peas
  4. Diced Cucumbers
  5. Seeded and Diced Jalapenos
  6. Crunchy Bacon Pieces


Serving: 1 | Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

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