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Zucchini Corn Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Are you looking for a fresh zucchini recipe to use up the delicious green vegetable [or fruit] from your garden? It doesn’t get more fresh than this Zucchini Corn Salad! It’s the perfect summer side dish to take to picnics or to enjoy at home!

Zucchini Corn Salad with vinaigrette dressing in bowl with wooden spoon

How many of you have a ton of zucchini in your kitchen right now that you’ve gathered from your own garden? Unfortunately I don’t have that issue this year, but I definitely have in years past.

Since we just moved in Spring, we didn’t get a chance to plant our organic garden, but next year I hope we have zucchini up to our ears!

Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables to grow – it’s relatively low maintenance, it’s a mild vegetable that I can usually get the girls to eat, and it’s so versatile as an ingredient – from muffins to baked and fried dishes, it’s easy to use that zucchini up!

Just because I don’t have organic zucchini from my own garden doesn’t mean I don’t have an abundance of this tasty green vegetable. Trips to our local Farmers Market tells me that lots of farmers have lots of zucchini to share, so I decided to come up with a recipe using some of my favorite fresh summer vegetables, instead of relying on our family favorite of Feta Zucchini Boats.

Zucchini Corn Salad Fwith tomatoes and herbs

While I usually only eat zucchini cooked, I decided to create a Zucchini Corn Salad using fresh corn, zucchini, tomatoes, and onions from the Farmers Market.

I tossed it with a delicious, homemade Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing and the adults in the house couldn’t get enough. The colors were a little too bright for my bland toddlers, but I’m still working at winning them over with this beautiful dish!

Fresh Zucchini Corn Salad with salmon on white plate with fork

Served beside stuffed salmon, this fresh Zucchini Corn Salad is definitely going to become a Summer favorite for our family. It even made delicious leftovers when I stuffed it with sauteed chicken breasts between two pieces of Naan for a delicious panini for lunch leftovers the next day!

Zucchini Corn Salad Panini

Zucchini Corn Salad Recipe

Zucchini Corn Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Zucchini Corn Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • Fresh Zucchini Corn Salad:
  • 2 Zucchinis - chopped
  • 3 ears of Fresh Corn cut off the cob
  • 1/2 Red Onion - chopped
  • Grape Tomatoes - halved
  • 2 Mild Cheddar Cheese Sticks - chopped into small pieces
  • Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup Canola Oil
  • 1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 3 tbsp fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp minced fresh Garlic
  • 1 tsp dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp dried Basil
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. For the salad, simply cut all your vegetables - zucchini chopped and corn cut off the cob.
  2. Mix all vegetables together.
  3. Meanwhile, combine all Vinaigrette ingredients in a jar and mix well.
  4. Pour over Zucchini Corn Salad and refrigerate the salad at least 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

The longer it sits in refrigerator marinating, the more time the salad has to soak of the fresh lemon vinaigrette flavor!

Zucchini Corn Salad with Salmon on white plate with fork

Would your family enjoy this fresh Zucchini Corn Salad?

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Rosie

Thursday 9th of June 2016

It won't be long before we have tons of zucchini - I never thought of using it in a salad like this - boy does it look good!

Sandra Watts

Thursday 3rd of March 2016

Delicious looking salad. Would be perfect for a summer dish to pass.

Dorothy Boucher

Friday 21st of August 2015

What a great summer salad recipe, I am loving the ingredients you used and how easy this was to put together :) yum!!

Sue M.

Sunday 16th of August 2015

This salad looks really good; I'll definitely have to try this recipe. Thanks for posting!

Keara B.

Wednesday 12th of August 2015

This looks delicious! Zucchini is one of my favorite veggies so I'm always excited to try new things this time of year. And the dressing sounds amazing too! Thanks for sharing!

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