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Summer Corn Salad – Perfectly Delicious

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As the weather gets warmer, our thoughts turn to fresh vegetables from the farmer’s market and garden. Last year I created an original recipe for summer corn salad.

Being that we celebrate Memorial Day this weekend, I know that a lot of us will be having picnics, potlucks and cookouts. Fresh tomatoes and basil are already plentiful in our area. In a few weeks fresh corn will be plentiful too. Until then, this summer corn salad is perfectly delicious with canned corn.

Summer Corn Salad

For quicker prep time, I used the microwave to cook bacon. All of the other prep was complete while the bacon was cooking.
Course Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes


2 15 ounce cans of whole kernel corn, drained very well.

2 ripe medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped.

6 medium fresh basil leaves, chopped

1/2 cup good mayonnaise

4 slices crispy bacon

1/4 cup diced green onion

1/8 tsp Chipotle pepper


Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl.

Add salt and pepper to your taste.

Make ahead earlier in the day for better flavor, but not necessary.

Recipe Notes

This is really delicious!

Oh, and bacon. Who doesn’t love bacon?! My favorite bacon is Wright Applewood Smoked Bacon. It’s more expensive than most brands, but it is thick and does not shrink when it is cooked. It has the very best flavor and it tastes so delicious when it is added to this summer corn salad.

The ripened tomatoes and fresh basil are just the crowning glory.

 For me the best part is that I can make this ahead of time. Actually the salad tastes best when it is made ahead at least a few hours. If you can make if the night before it is even better.

Hopefully you get a chance to make this corn salad Memorial weekend. If not, I certainly hope you make it this summer at least one or three times :). You won’t regret it!

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  1. This looks so good and perfect for summer picnics! I love corn so I can’t wait to try this recipe and all the boys in my family will thank you in advance for the bacon he he. Love and hugs, CoCo

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