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Overhead zucchini corn salad

Zucchini Corn Salad

  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Chop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Creamy zucchini corn salad with cilantro, feta cheese, and creamy zesty dressing. It’s like the Mexican street corn salad but with more veggies and healthier dressing!


  • 4 ears sweet fresh corn, cooked + kernels cut from cob
  • 1 large red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cups finely chopped zucchini, about 1 medium
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese


  • 2 Tbsp. sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 lime juiced (about 1 Tbsp.)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper
  • Optional: 2 tsp. honey


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the corn, bell pepper, zucchini, red onion, cilantro, and feta cheese.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, olive oil, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. I also love to add few teaspoons of honey to bring out the sweetness of corn but it is totally optional.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and throughly toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 15-30 minutes. Before serving, stir the salad and taste. Does it need more salt? More lime juice? Or maybe even more feta or cilantro.


  • Cooking Corn: You can cook the corn any way you like: boil, roast, grill. I personally love to use grilled corn as it adds smoky flavor to the salad. Slightly cool the corn before tossing with the dressing.
  • Frozen Corn: Don’t have fresh corn? Substitute with 2 1/2 – 3 cups of frozen corn. Thawed completely and drained really well. I would not use canned corn as it tastes completely different.
  • Make Ahead: To make ahead, simply add chopped salad ingredients into a bowl and salad dressing into another bowl. Refrigerate separately until ready to serve. Mix together before serving.

Keywords: street corn, healthy, summer