Tomato-Corn Salad: A Cool Summer Recipe

On Friday night Frit and I went to a dinner party set up by the Activity Committee at Church. Every couple months we sign up to be part of “Dinner Groups” and then we’re randomly paired with two other families in our congregation. Sometimes we hostess (yippee!), other times we’re guests, and we’ve so enjoyed getting to know some of the other families better.

This month we were paired with two semi-retired couples with lots of grandkids. It was such a fun night with story after story and plenty of laughter. Brother Rigby even gave us the inside scoop on some of his favorite fishing holes. “It’s a dandy,” he said, referring to a particular spot near Deer Creek.

Dandy. Now that is a word I’m going to be using more frequently. I’d say we all ought to try and get its use back in regular rotation.

So for the dinner, we were assigned a side dish and dessert. I’d seen a picture of a this salad on my old writing group leader’s site and knew I’d love it. I added a couple ingredients to her recipe, and it was so fast, easy, light and fresh. I thought you might like to try it too. It’s a dandy.

Tomato-Corn Salad

(serves 8)

10 minutes prep, 60 minutes chill (optional)

  • 5 ears of corn
  • 5 Roma tomatoes
  • 4 bunches green onions
  • 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
  • feta cheese to taste
  • avocado to taste

1. Boil corn for about 5 minutes and cut from ears.

2. While corn is boiling dice tomatoes (not too small) and slice onions (I just cut mine with kitchen shears).

3. Combine corn, tomatoes, and onions in serving bowl.

4. Drizzle ingredients in bowl with olive oil.

5. Add feta cheese and toss.

6. Chill for at least one hour. (This is ideal but it’s no biggie if you don’t have time.)

7. Slice avocado just before serving and arrange on top.


You can easily change the proportion of ingredients. It’s all really just to taste. I was also thinking next time, I’d like to try adding a bit of fresh basil. And of course you could add some black beans and either still serve it as a side salad or with chips as a salsa option.


Tell me: Do you have a go-to easy summer recipe? If so, please email it to me or put the link to it in the comments below. I’m always looking for good recipes!


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  1. Oh Krista, that looks so yummy! Unfortunately my hubby hates tomatoes. Would it be as good without them? (I wish that recipes didn’t change if you took them out! haha!)

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