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Tomato Cucumber Corn Salad with Feta

Tomato cucumber corn salad is one of the most refreshing starts to any meal. Or you can serve it as a side with meat, soup, or a sandwich.

Tomato cucumber corn salad with feta cheese

We enjoy having this salad as a side with any fish dish, such as this Parmesan pesto tilapia. However you choose to have it, you’ll love the mix of flavors.

These are all summer vegetables, but you can serve it any time of year. Since produce now comes from all over the world, you can purchase fresh tomatoes and cucumbers any time.

Perfect Buffet or Potluck Dish

Whether you’re having a backyard bash or attending a potluck, this colorful fresh vegetable salad will be a hit. Not only is it stunning and attention getting, it is flavorful and packed with nutrition.

When my family used to get together for reunions, someone always brought this or a variation of it. If they were able to get feta, they used it.

Otherwise, they sprinkled whatever cheese they could find. Another one that’s good on this salad is bleu cheese.

Typically, at family reunions, the salads went basically untouched, but this is one that often disappeared. Even the kids enjoyed it. It was too pretty to ignore.

You’ll be a hero at the next potluck if you bring this salad, a delicious cheesy zucchini ham bake, and a batch of peanut butter Cocoa Krispie treats.

Benefits of Tomatoes

Tomatoes are extremely good for you. Not only are they an excellent source of numerous vitamins C, A, and K, but they also have potassium, which is important for circulation and your heart.

The antioxidant lycopene is another element that tomatoes have, helping to protect against various forms of cancer. There are quite a few varieties of tomatoes, so you can choose the ones you prefer to add to your meals.

Benefits of Cucumbers

Cucumbers are basically one of the most refreshing vegetables you can add to anything. They provide lots of hydration, quite a few nutrients, and fiber. Mix them with tomatoes for a startlingly gorgeous contrast of color in any dish.

Ingredients for a Tomato Cucumber Corn Salad

Obviously, you’ll need tomatoes, cucumbers, and corn. In addition, you need some sort of dressing and seasonings to give it the flavor that will keep everyone coming back.

You can add a simple bottled dressing or make your own. Another thing I like to add is feta cheese, but it’s still good if you leave it off.

Tomatoes, cucumber, and corn are great in a salad.

How to Make a Tomato Cucumber Corn Salad

After you wash the fresh vegetables, cut the tomatoes and cucumbers into bite-size pieces and put them in a medium-size bowl.

Drain the corn and add it to the vegetables.

Put tomatoes, cucumbers, and corn in a bowl.

In a separate bowl, mix the lemon juice, olive oil, honey, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.

You may also add apple cider vinegar or substitute it for the lemon juice if you prefer. Pour that over the vegetables. Mix well.

Olive oil, honey, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper make a delicious salad dressing.

Chop the basil and sprinkle it in.

Chopped fresh basil adds the perfect finishing touch to this tomato cucumber corn salad.

If you know that everyone will like feta, go ahead and add it now. However, if you’re not sure, put it in a side bowl so people can add it later.

I have one daughter who doesn’t care for any type of cheese. So I got in the habit of doing this when she was growing up.

Add feta cheese for extra flavor.

Be Creative

Don’t be afraid to substitute different ingredients in any recipe. You can certainly be creative and try a variety of things.

And what’s the worst thing that can happen? You’ll have something different that isn’t as good as what you expect, right?

But you might discover something wonderful that becomes your favorite food. I think it’s worth the slight risk and trying.

What to Serve This Salad With

This salad is delicious with almost any type of meal, including pizza, hamburgers, or even chicken casserole. The bright colors of the tomatoes, cucumbers, and corn add such a nice touch to the table. And once people try it, they’ll probably go back for seconds.

Fresh Basil

Every now and then, I purchase basil in a pot with soil. I used to buy bunches of it already cut, until I realized it was the same price to get the whole potted basil plant.

It lasts a month or two as long as I water it periodically and keep it near a sunny window.

A fresh basil plant provides extra flavor to the tomato cucumber corn salad.

A basil plant requires very little care. It’s an anti-inflammatory herb that contains quite a few antioxidants as well.

Plus there are so many different dishes that taste better with fresh basil. I also enjoy the fragrance as I walk by it.

Other Items to Add to the Tomato Cucumber Corn Salad

You never have to limit what you put into salads. For example, this salad is delicious with black olives, fresh or canned mushrooms, and peppers.

If you prefer a different type of cheese, go ahead and swap out the feta. Or you can even add all of those.

Try making it different ways to find out how your family prefers it.

You can easily make a tomato cucumber corn salad to serve with any meal.

Another thing you can do is to add chopped chicken, tuna, or salmon to serve it as a main course. Serve it with some crusty bread, and you’ll have a delicious, light meal.

More Great Stuff

As someone who enjoys learning new recipes, I follow several food blogs. One is my older daughter Alison’s—Make It to Friday. Another one is my close friend Julie’s—Back to My Southern Roots.

As birthdays, weddings, graduations, holidays, and other special events come up, it’s always nice to give personalized gifts. So check out Flowertown Weddings and The Mad Olive, my younger daughter Lauren and her husband Ryan’s personalized gift shops.

For even more great recipes, check out Full Plate Thursday, Weekend Potluck, and Meal Plan Monday.

Yield: 4 servings

Tomato Cucumber Corn Salad

Tomato cucumber corn salad goes with anything you serve.

This is a delicious salad that goes with any meal you serve.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of bite-size sliced cucumber
  • 1 cup of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup of canned corn, drained
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup of crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Combine cucumber, tomatoes, and corn in a medium-size bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the lemon, olive oil, honey, and Italian seasoning. If you want to add the apple cider vinegar, do it now. Add salt and pepper. Whisk until it is well blended.
  3. Pour the lemon and oil mixture over the vegetables. Mix well.
  4. Sprinkle the feta cheese over the salad or serve it on the side.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 279Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 17mgSodium 335mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 2gSugar 22gProtein 4g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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Miz Helen

Tuesday 25th of June 2019

I love the combination for this recipe, awesome salad! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Miz Helen

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