I can’t grow tomatoes at my house. Stupid squirrels. Thankfully, though, between my CSA and my sister, I’m currently well stocked in the juicy red fruit department.

My last two CSA shares have also contained corn, which is a wonderful thing because every summer I look forward to making one recipe in particular, this Corn and Cherry Tomato Salad.

While it might be simple, with a short list of fairly basic ingredients, it’s absolutely, positively delicious. In fact, I make this dish multiple times during July and August and never, ever tire of it. It’s hard for me to believe that I’ve never shared it with you before now!



Corn and Cherry Tomato Salad

Serves 4-6. From the Williams-Sonoma Complete Outdoor Living cookbook


3 cups fresh white or yellow corn kernels (cut from about 6 ears of cooked corn)
20 cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp red wine vinegar
salt and ground black pepper


In a large serving bowl, combine the corn, tomatoes, basil and parsley. Add the olive oil, vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine. Cover until ready to serve.

10 Responses to “Corn and Cherry Tomato Salad”

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    Amanda Hardin — July 30, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    One of my very favorites, too!!!!! http://highheelstohotwheels.com/2012/06/i-feel-so-corn-y-corn-tomato-salad/

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    ErinsFoodFiles — July 31, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    99% of the time I eat the corn in the CSA straight from the cob. This looks delicious, if I hadn’t used up all those tomatoes I’d give it a shot! haha!

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    Lindsay — July 31, 2012 @ 10:41 pm

    This looks amazing! I’ve been out of the blog world lately, but I am finally getting caught up on my favorite blogs :) Just made and shared on Facebook your tomato, peach, pecan, and goat cheese salad… EVERYONE was dying to know the recipe, so I just linked them all back to your blog! Hope you and baby are doing well!

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    Corn and Cherry Tomato Salad | The Luxury Spot — August 2, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    […] This beautiful, colorful, and healthy salad makes me want to host an al fresco dining get-together. It’s the ideal side dish for grilled meats, or simply a wholesome summer snack! Recipe and image via Eat. Drink. Smile. […]

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    Cheryl Sachan — August 2, 2012 @ 6:49 pm

    I just made this……it’s so good!!
    Thanks for another fabulous favorite.

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    Alexa — August 10, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    Wow… That corn and cherry tomato salad looks delicious! I can’t wait to make that!!! What a great side for summer!

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    Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} — August 21, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    Love your site! And I love simple, healthy recipes like this one! So good ;)

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    Kjfred — October 15, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

    Added a little bit finely diced red onion……YUMMY!

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    15 Fresh Tomato Salad Recipes — September 30, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

    […] Recipe and Photos credit to eat-drink-smile.com […]

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    Victoria Landry — May 8, 2016 @ 6:41 pm

    Amazing summer salad! Added both a bit of red onion and diced fresh jalapeño for my husband, great with grilled shrimp and/or grilled chicken.
    Thank you!

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