Roasted Corn and Zucchini Salad

Roasted Corn and Zucchini Salad

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Adjust Servings:
3 Corn on the Cobb
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 ablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 large Zucchini
1 head of Red Leaf Lettuce
small bunch of Fresh Basil
Red Onion Vinaigrette
1 Tablespoon, finely chopped Red Onion
0.25 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
0.25 cup Balsamic Vinegar
0.5 teaspoon Maldon Sea Salt
0.25 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper

Roasted Corn and Zucchini Salad

  • 30 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Easy


  • Red Onion Vinaigrette



Celebrate summer produce with this roasted corn and zucchini salad with a red onion vinaigrette.

Although I love eating fresh summer corn raw, roasting it truly takes it to another level.

This is my dream corn salad, juicy, sweet corn, with raw, shaved zucchini and a simple vinaigrette!

This salad makes a great side or a complete meal by adding roasted chicken, shrimp or beans!

After roasting the corn, you can toss it with the other salad ingredients warm or allow it to cool a bit.

To keep this salad fresh and crisp, shaving the zucchini into ribbons and keeping it raw is best.

Zucchini is a summer squash and though it looks like a vegetable, it is actually a fruit!

This green fruit is rich in minerals, vitamins and other beneficial plant compounds.

Corn is most definitely in my top 5 favorite vegetables list.

Since corn is one of the most genetically modified crops, I recommend buying organic if possible.

Corn has a good amount of fiber, protein, and other vitamins and minerals.

The best salad dressing for these ingredients is my simple red onion vinaigrette.

It is so easy to make, tastes much better than any store-bought option and only has 5 ingredients.

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Roast The Corn

Turn your oven to broil or heat up your outdoor grill to medium.

In a small bowl, mix together the softened butter and olive oil and set aside.

Pull back the corn husks and tie with twine strings.

Using a basting brush, brush the butter and olive oil mixture liberally all over the corn kernels, then sprinkle them with salt and black pepper.

If you are roasting in the oven, place them onto a parchment or aluminum lined baking sheet and broil the corn for 15 minutes.

If you are roasting on the grill, either pull down the husks again to cover the corn or cover tightly in aluminum foil then roast for 10-15 minutes turning the corn halfway through the cooking process.


Make The Red Onion Vinaigrette

In a bowl or measuring cup, mix together the finely chopped red onion, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.


Assemble The Salad

Wash, dry and chop up the red leaf lettuce and add to a salad bowl.

Next, wash the zucchini then using a vegetable peeler, peel the zucchini on all sides until you get to the center with the seeds.

Cut the shaved zucchini strips in half and add them to the salad bowl. Next, cut the corn kernels off the cobb and add them to the salad.

Wash your basil leaves and add them to the salad as well.

Right before you are ready to eat the salad, add then red onion vinaigrette, start with half of the dressing, toss and add more if desired.

I highly recommend eating the salad while the corn is still warm.


Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about easy, colorful and mostly healthy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states since 2002. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on social media via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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Oh this looks so good! There’s nothing better than summer produce and this salad is all summer bliss in a bowl.

Oh my, this looks completely delicious. I’ve been trying to tempt my boyfriend over to the veggie side. We’ll see how this sits with him!

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