Blueberry Corn Salad

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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.

blueberry corn salad

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!

blueberry corn salad ingredients

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.

fresh blueberry corn salad

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!

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easy blueberry corn salad recipe

Blueberry Corn Salad

Simple summer salad with blueberries, sweet corn, cucumbers, cilantro, jalapeño, red onion, and a honey lime dressing.
5 from 6 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

Feel free to add avocado and/or crumbled feta cheese or queso fresco. You can use frozen corn, but fresh is best for this salad. If you don’t like cilantro, use basil instead

Nutrition

Calories: 133kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Sodium: 13mg, Potassium: 305mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 262IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 1mg

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  1. looks delish – honey & cumin…yum!

    been seeing Caleb’s sweet face all over the BlogHer recap posts in the sphere. He’s such!! a cutie 🙂

  2. Wow, I would never have thought to pair these flavours together, but I love them both, so I should try this out!

  3. I love any excuse to eat more blueberries during the summer. This looks delicious!

  4. I’m not sure if this salad would be suited for everyone, but we’re adventurous eaters and love to try new things, so I would definitely make this. I’ve had blueberry salsa before and that was light and flavorful.

    1. I deleted it! No reason, just a typo:) I guess you could leave it out if you don’t like spicy!

  5. This is BEAUTIFUL!!

    I know what you mean about catching up…I had to do grocery shopping yesterday and spent the whole day running!!

    A big bowl of this might give me the burst of energy I need.

  6. wonderful idea! We are addicted to blueberries over here! Can’t wait to see you in a few more weeks!

  7. Looks like we’re on the same page with blueberries! I thought I was the only one who liked to sneak blueberries into different recipes. This looks scrumptious!

  8. Your salad recipe definitely makes me feel like I’m soaking up some rays at a picnic. Looks so refreshing and delicious! Can’t wait to see some photos from the convention!

  9. I did the same thing yesterday. We had NO food in the house which is funny since Pete was here with the boys. I think they must have gone out for every meal! This looks like it would be the perfect salad for laying on a blanket in the sun!

  10. What a wonderful and colorful salad. I would never thought of pairing corn and blueberries. Great idea!

  11. I just bought a huge 3 pound container of blueberries at costco. Perfect timing 🙂 {Also, I’m so glad I got to meet you, Josh & Caleb this last weekend! You are wonderful!}

  12. Wow! That is just bursting with summer produce! I can’t wait until both blueberries and corn are available in Southern California! Can’t wait to try it!

  13. This is beautiful Maria. I don’t think I would have thought to combine corn and blueberries but I can’t wait to try it!

  14. what a gorgeous combo! i love the subtle sweetness in both things – i bet it’s delicious!

  15. What a gorgeous salad! I never would have put blueberries with corn before, but it sounds wonderful!

  16. I don’t think I would have thought to add berries to a salad like this, but it looks really refreshing. Perfect for a picnic! Love it!

  17. Maria this sounds incredible! Not surprising because it reminds me of a strawberry corn salad I have on my blog from a couple summers ago. I will have to try it with blueberries!

  18. Ok, this is not a combo I would ever think of!! But, it looks so pretty and delicious!

  19. Just found your blog and can’t wait to browse around. I just so happen to have corn AND bluberries in the fridge, so I stumbled upon this recipe at the right time.
    Beautiful blog you have 🙂
    -Mini B.

  20. I love this! I never would have thought to combine blueberries with corn, but it looks great and I love extra fiber boost! Yum!

  21. YES! I just picked up a massive package of blueberries at Costco, and this is the perfect summer salad to fix. 🙂

  22. what a fun and different salad! i love the addition of the blueberries, in fact, i have a whole container in my fridge right now 🙂 must try this!

  23. Delish. I forgot how much I love the combo of blueberry and sweet corn!

  24. Wow, this looks like summer in a bowl! The local corn and blueberries haven’t started to arrive yet in my corner of the world, but when they do I’ll have this salad bookmarked to make. Thanks for the recipe!

  25. This salad looks so light and refreshing, any salad that has fruit and veggies is a winner to me.

    I made your coconut granola the other night and holy crap, I’m in love. I think it’ll be a new staple in my diet! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  26. This is such a creative way to use blueberries. I never would have thought about this combination before. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  27. This looks perfect! And how darn adorable is it that Caleb is taking the internet by storm this week in all of the bhf recaps?! 😉

  28. What an interesting combo! I am definitely going to try this recipe this summer! Thanks for the great idea.

  29. I never thought to combine blues and corn… but that’s dang brilliant!
    Thanks for including a link to my salad too!

  30. This corn salad and a blanket in the sunshine are both calling my name! This looks fantastic…light and bright and perfect for summer 🙂

  31. Wow, I would never have thought about mixing blueberries and corn except in a muffin or some cornbread. It sounds like a side for my next BBQ..
    Cheers.

  32. This looks great! So colorful and flavorful – I love your use of fresh fruits and veggies! Great way to keep it healthy!

  33. What a yummy looking salad, I want to make this for a BBQ tomorrow I’m wondering if I should mix it all together tonight or just keep it separate from dressing and mix it all when ready to serve. What do you think? And thanks for the wonderful recipe!

    1. I’ve made it the day before, with everything mixed together. It tasted great the next day! Enjoy!

  34. Yummmm. I love corn in salads, especially if it’s grilled corn. 🙂 Nice and cheap too for college summer days!

    1. 5 stars
      We LOVE this salad! We also added a little bit of chili powder for some extra kick. Delicious!

  35. I tried this recipe from BHG a couple years ago, too, and fell in love with it. I’m always looking for new things to do with blueberries since I’m blessed with 10 great bushes! I like your tweaks — and since this is blueberry season here, I’m ready!

  36. My friend made this salad and it was scrumptious! I would like to make it tonight but am out of fresh corn. Could I somehow use frozen corn instead?

  37. I made this last night and it was delicious. I just used raw corn because it was too hot in my kitchen to boil water. 🙂 Thanks!

  38. After seeing your “20 summer salad” recipes, I picked this one for a weekend BBQ/potluck. It was very tasty- thanks! The blueberries sort of looked like olives, so I think that fooled some people. I will make it again.

  39. LOVE this salad! Was a huge hit at a pot luck with the office staff. Will definitely be making this again…will probably have to double the recipe next time!

  40. This was great!! I used four ears of corn and grilled them – soaked in water first and then grilled for about 20 minutes on medium. Was super yummy. Perfect flavor combinations.

  41. 5 stars
    This is my favorite summer salad for 2018! I would never think to put these ingredients together but they are perfect. It gets rave reviews and lots of recipe requests. Thanks for the fabulous recipes!

  42. Just wondering if you could make this without cooking the corn? I make a few different corn salads and don’t cook the corn. 

  43. Is there any way to make this into a canned product? It seems like if we can make pickles or succotash, then there ought to be a way to can this up, right?

  44. 5 stars
    Perfect summer side dish!  Super easy to make and full of flavor.  I thought it taste even better the second day.  And as a bonus it was a great way to use up much of my garden produce.

  45. I make this with a bag of Trader Joe’s “Roasted Corn” – and it’s so yummy. Always one of my most requested summer salads! It’s really perfect for outdoor picnics/music in the park.

  46. 5 stars
    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!