Blueberry Corn Salad – this light and refreshing summer salad is made with juicy blueberries, fresh sweet corn, cucumbers, cilantro, jalapeño, red onion, and a simple honey lime dressing. It is a great side dish to any summer meal.
The summer produce is so good right now, I can’t get enough. I have been making lots and lots of salads: cucumber salad, tomato salad, easy orzo salad, watermelon salad…just to name a few!
At the market, I picked up blueberries and sweet corn because they looked so good. I made one of my favorite simple summer salads for dinner – Blueberry Corn Salad. You guys have to try this fresh corn salad recipe. It is a summer favorite FOR SURE!
You might think adding blueberries to a corn salad is a little odd, but I promise you the blueberries make such a lovely addition. They are sweet, juicy, and I love the pop of blue! Plus, my kids gobble up this salad. They love blueberries!
Fresh Blueberry Corn Salad
This salad is light and refreshing. I love the pop of color and juiciness the blueberries add to the corn salad. The cucumbers also add a nice crunch. This fresh corn salad is full of flavor thanks to the cilantro, jalapeño, red onion, and honey lime dressing.
Pro tip, you don’t need to cook the sweet corn. Remove the corn kernels from the cob with a sharp knife and add the corn to the salad raw. It is juicy, sweet, and SO good!
If you can’t find fresh corn, you can use frozen or drained canned corn, but fresh really is best for this corn salad recipe. When corn is in season, I make this salad all of the time! I can’t get enough!
If you want to add avocado, go for it. Avocado is always a good idea:) You can also add crumbled feta cheese, goat cheese, or queso fresco. And if you don’t care for cilantro, you can use chives or fresh basil.
Celebrate summer by making this Blueberry Corn Salad. It is simple to make and it can be made in advance which makes it perfect for summer bbq’s, picnics, and pool parties.
It is the perfect side dish to any summer meal. I guarantee it will become a favorite summer salad with your family, just like it is with ours!
More Summer Salad Recipes
- Easy Pasta Salad
- Fresh Corn Salad
- Green Bean Salad
- Black Bean Salad
- Watermelon Feta Salad
- Tomato Peach and Corn Salad
Blueberry Corn Salad
- 4 cups fresh sweet corn (4 large ears sweet corn, kernels removed)
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 1 seedless cucumber, diced
- 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
- In a large serving bowl, combine corn, blueberries, cucumber, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeno.
- To make the dressing, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, honey, cumin, salt, and pepper. Pour dressing over salad and stir until combined.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Have you tried this recipe?
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Wow! I was skeptical at first when I read this recipe – Corn , blueberries jalapeños ???? I’m glad that I gave this a try! It was so good! Made just as the recipe says and boy oh boy it is a mouthful of summer!!!! I’m having a baby shower this weekend and I’m definitely working this salad into the line up! My husband even said he thought it was going to be one of those ladies “foo foo salads” but he was pleasantly surprised! He loved it! I had this salad put together so quickly too! Thank you Maria!
I am so glad you tried it and loved it!
I made this salad as a side to my fish tacos and it was perfect. This salad is so tasty! I added feta which I highly recommend.
This was fantastic!
I wasn’t quite sure about the combination of corn & blueberries at first but I am so glad I gave it a try they really do compliment each other. Not only does it have so much flavor but it is so pretty and colorful! As I was eating it I was already planning on who I had to make it for next!
Thank you for such a great recipe!
Do you think this would work with frozen blueberries or are they too squishy?
Honestly, I think they would be too squishy. Fresh are best!
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