A super easy and refreshing creamy corn salad that's a perfect side dish for summer or any time of the year. Shoepeg corn, cucumber, tomato, and red onion tossed with a homemade, tangy mayonnaise and vinegar based dressing.
This no-cook side dish is great for cookouts and goes great with grilled chicken, fried chicken, and hamburgers. Try it as a dip, too!
Thank you for visiting my blog; I really appreciate you! This light and refreshing creamy corn salad is super easy to make. Goes great with my Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings!
Make this salad a day in advance, if you wish, and keep it covered in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. I hope you love it as much as we do! Let's talk about this corn salad!
Why You'll Love This
People always say, "this is a great summer corn salad" and I agree!! However, I would eat this salad any time of the year. If you can find a tomato and a cucumber, which are available just about year-round in the south, then you can make this salad any time of the year.
The colors of the yellow corn, red tomato, green cucumber, and purple onion combine for a beautiful salad that's delicious, too.
Shoepeg Corn vs Whole Kernel Corn
You may be wondering, what is the difference between whole kernel corn and shoe peg corn. Great question! There's not much difference between the two other than shoepeg corn has slightly smaller kernels and is a little sweeter than whole kernel yellow corn. However, if you only have regular yellow corn or white corn, it's fine to use it as a substitute. No worries!
Like I mentioned earlier, this easy, cold side dish goes great with many kinds of main entrees like chicken and hamburgers or any kind of BBQ. But it also can be served as a dip! Yes, a corn dip! The most popular chip to pair with this corn salad is fritos corn chips or scoops.
People will devour this corn salad either way. I think people love this recipe because of the combination of the tangy mayo dressing with the sweetness of the corn is just so pleasant on the taste buds!
Are you a fan of grilled corn on the cob? Try my Southern Grilled Corn on the Cob! Fresh corn on the cob is basted with a tangy, lemon & lime mayonnaise based sauce, a touch of Cajun seasoning, and grilled to perfection.
Cucumber, unpeeled & diced (not a fan of cucumber? Use diced avocado instead.
Red Onion, chopped
Tomato, seeded & diced
Green Onion, for garnish
How to Make It
Drain the corn, then mix with chopped cucumber, minced onion, and diced tomato in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients, toss well, and refrigerate. Top with chopped green onion before serving, if desired. If you have the time, let it sit in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Serve as a side dish or a dip.
This recipe makes about 6 servings. For a larger crowd, double the recipe!
Serving Suggestions and Uses
Corn salad goes great so many main entrees! It even makes a great dip! Corn salad pairs well with these main dishes:
Store any leftovers in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. I prefer to use BPA-free glass containers with locking lids. Check out this 18-piece set of glass food storage containers with locking lids from Bayco, available now on Amazon.
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- 2 11 oz cans shoepeg corn, drained
- 1 cucumber, diced, unpeeled
- 1 tomato, seeded and diced
- ½ cup purple (red) onion, minced
- ½ cup sour cream
- 4 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoon white vinegar
- ½ teaspoon dry mustard
- ½ teaspoon celery salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- salt to taste
- green onion, sliced (optional)
- Drain the corn, then mix with chopped cucumber, minced onion, and diced tomato in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients, toss well, and refrigerate. Top with chopped green onion before serving, if desired. If you have the time, let it sit in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Serve as a side dish or a dip.
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