Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Summer Corn and Cucumber Salad

When I broke open our new CSA box to see ears of corn, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers, I knew what I'd be having for lunch.  Lately, I've been having a wrap or pita with a small veggie salad mid day.  This was perfect.

This salad would be great at a BBQ, because it's best eaten within 3 or 4 days.  It's light and summery, and you can add different veggies depending on what you find at the market.

Summer Corn and Cucumber Salad


  • 2 ears of corn
  • 1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bulb fennel
  • 5 small cucumbers
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 red onion
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs chopped fresh parsley
  1. Pre-soak corn in husk for 1 hour in water.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).
  3. Set corn on middle rack, in husk.  Cook for 30 minutes.
  4. Let corn cool down completely before shucking.
  5. Shuck corn and cut off cob.
  6. Cut cherry tomatoes in half.
  7. Cut the fennel into thin strips.
  8. Slice cucumber into thin rounds.
  9. Dice jalapeno and red onion.
  10. Squeeze juice from lemons into a bowl.
  11. In that bowl, mix in EVOO, spices, and vinegar.
  12. Toss salad with mix.
  13. Sprinkle on fresh parsley.

With this salad, I whipped up a batch of Bianca's eggless tofu salad.  If there's a block of tofu in the house, it usually gets turned into this awesome recipe.  It's perfect in a pita.  I add various veggies and spices to it depending on the day.

I crave tons of fresh food during the hot months, so this is the perfect lunch.

What's your favorite summer salad?  What's your typical lunch?  Leave me a comment!


  1. I will be making that salad this weekend! Looks refreshing and delicious! Your lunch makes me hungry!

  2. Aw, thanks for the shout out! That cucumber salad looks amazing. I'm definitely gonna have to try that. My front yard is full of cherry tomatoes!

    1. Tofu salad is my fav! Having too many cherry tomatoes isn't a bad thing, for sure.


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