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If summer was a flavour, this salad would be it! This summer salad is made with corn, strawberries, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta, and basil. Easy, healthy, and SO refreshing!

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This post was originally published on 08.09.2019. It’s been updated with helpful content + fresh images on 07.20.2020.

This summer salad is LOADED with fresh fruits and veggies like corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, and strawberries! Since most of the ingredients are seasonal (and ideally locally-grown), everything just bursts with so much flavour and nutritious goodness.

It’s not only tasty and healthy, but it’s so easy to make. This summer salad is perfect for your next summer BBQ, picnic, or any day you need something delicious and refreshing! I hope you love this one as much as I do.

Want more summer salad recipe inspiration? Check out my roundup of 20+ easy, healthy summer salad recipes for more ideas!

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Salad Ingredients + Health Benefits

The whole food ingredients in this summer salad all provide a ton of nutrition. Check out some of their health benefits below!

Corn Nutrition:

  • Micronutrients like folate, B6, niacin + potassium
  • Antioxidants, like lutein + zeaxanthin
  • Dietary fibre – 1 cup provides almost 5 grams

Strawberry Nutrition:

  • Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant + plays a key role in skin health. 1 cup provides 140% of your daily needs!
  • Potassium, vitamin B6, folate, phosphorus + magnesium
  • Dietary fibre – 1 cup provides 3 grams

Tomato Nutrition:

  • Vitamin C, potassium, folate + vitamin K
  • Dietary fibre – 1 cup provides 2 grams
  • Antioxidants, like lycopene + beta-carotene

Avocado Nutrition:

  • Heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids + dietary fibre. Half an avocado contains 6.5 grams or 26% of your daily fibre needs!
  • Vitamin C, B6, K, E, folate, magnesium + potassium

Cucumber Nutrition:

  • Micronutrients, like vitamin K, C, potassium, manganese + magnesium
  • 96% water – super hydrating!
  • Dietary fibre + antioxidants

Feta Nutrition:

  • Micronutrients, like calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, and vitamins B12, B6 + A
  • Complete protein
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How To Make This Summer Salad

This summer salad is BEYOND easy to make! The only cooking involved is steaming the corn – the rest is simply chopping up ingredients.

To steam the corn, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, you can either add the ear of corn straight into the water or place it in a steamer basket. Cover with a lid and let steam for 5 minutes.

While the corn steams, chop up all the other ingredients! This includes strawberries, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado. Crumble some feta and chop up fresh basil. Set everything aside.

Once the corn is done, remove from water and allow to cool for a few minutes (until it’s comfortable to touch). Using a large knife, place the corn upright and slice the kernels off into a bowl.

In a large salad bowl, add the kernels of corn, sliced strawberries, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado chunks. Sprinkle with crumbled feta, chopped basil, olive oil, freshly-squeezed lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Toss everything to combine.

You can enjoy this salad immediately, or place it in the fridge to allow it to cool!

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Summer Salad Storage Notes

While best enjoyed the day of, leftovers of this salad will stay fresh for about 1 day. Store in an airtight container in the fridge!

If making in advance, add the avocado, lemon juice, and olive oil immediately before serving (to prevent any sogginess)

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What To Pair This Salad With

This summer salad is the perfect accompaniment to your favourite protein! Some ideas:

It would also pair so well with a yummy pasta, such as:

Or, perhaps you’d prefer it with this Canned Salmon Burger or this Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich!

The pairing opportunities are endless 🙂

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More Healthy Summer Salad Recipes

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Get the Recipe: Summer Salad with Corn, Strawberries & Avocado

If summer was a flavour, it would taste like this! This salad is loaded with fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies. It's super refreshing and perfect for your next summer BBQ or picnic.
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Ingredients

  • 1 ear of corn, husks removed
  • 1 long English cucumber, chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes (vine-ripened if possible!)
  • 1/2 an avocado, cubed
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/2 a lemon, juice only
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt + pepper to taste

Instructions

  • To steam the corn, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, you can either add the ear of corn straight into the water or place it in a steamer basket. Cover with a lid and let steam for 5 minutes.
  • While the corn steams, chop up all other ingredients! This includes the strawberries, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado. Crumble the feta, chop the fresh basil, and set aside.
  • Once the corn is done, remove from water and allow to cool for a few minutes (until it's comfortable to touch). Using a large knife, place the corn upright and slice the kernels off into a bowl.
  • In a large salad bowl, add the kernels of corn, sliced strawberries, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado chunks. Sprinkle with crumbled feta, chopped basil, olive oil, freshly-squeezed lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Toss everything to combine.
  • You can enjoy this salad immediately, or place it in the fridge for 30 mins to allow it to cool!

Notes

*While best enjoyed immediately, this salad will keep for about 1 day. Store it in an airtight container in the fridge!
*If making in advance, add the avocado, lemon juice, and olive oil immediately before serving (to prevent any sogginess).

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