BLT Corn Salad

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Sweet corn, crunchy bacon, juicy tomatoes, peppery arugula, and fresh basil are combined in this BLT Corn Salad to create an unforgettable combination of fresh flavors in each bite.

BLT Corn Salad

Fresh corn is one of my favorite summer foods. The first time I tried raw corn in a salad, my mind was blown. There is nothing better for adding sweet crunch and fresh summer flavor to a dish.

From classic Summer Corn Salad to Jalapeno Corn Coleslaw, Bacon Bleu Cheese and Shrimp Chopped Salad to Mexican Street Corn Potato Salad, Elote Corn Dip to Spicy Frito Salad with Chicken we all love fresh corn season.

This salad works beautifully as a potluck side dish, an addition to your next taco night, a light salsa with chips, or straight out of the bowl with a spoon.

I served this corn salad last weekend along with Grilled Chicken Thighs, Deviled Egg Potato Salad, and Creamy Fruit Salad.

BLT Corn Salad is a guaranteed win for your summer barbecues.

BLT Corn Salad

The BLT Corn Salad caught my eye when I first flipped through my friend Jessica‘s new cookbook, Everyday Dinners. The cookbook is filled with so much deliciousness, it was hard to choose a recipe to share with you today.

I have several more recipes flagged to try soon: Chili Lime Shrimp Taco Salad, Easy Breakfast Tacos, Crispy Orange Cauliflower (oh my GOSH, this looks so good!), and Burrata Baked Ziti are at the top of my list right now.

If you’re looking for more dinner inspiration, you can’t go wrong picking up a copy of Everyday Dinners!

BLT Corn Salad recipe from Everyday Dinners

The recipe below is written with directions for cooking the bacon on the stove, however, I typically just cook the bacon in the oven.

This is my preference whenever possible. It takes a few extra minutes, but requires zero hands-on effort and is far less messy too.

Just line up a few strips of bacon on a rimmed sheet pan and pop it in the oven. You can prep the rest of the ingredients while it’s cooking and you’ll have everything ready to toss together when the bacon is done cooking.

And speaking of BACON, I recommend doubling the bacon in this recipe, if you have a house full of bacon lovers. My guys went crazy over this corn salad with extra bacon.

BLT Corn Salad is loaded with fresh summer flavors!

BLT Corn Salad Recipe

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the bacon. Cook, tossing occasionally, until the bacon is crispy and the fat has rendered. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and place it on a paper towel to drain any excess grease.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the corn with the tomatoes, arugula, and basil. Add salt and pepper and stir.
  3. Add the bacon and toss once more to combine. Taste and adjust the salt, if needed. 

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BLT Corn Salad is loaded with fresh summer flavors!

BLT Corn Salad

Sweet corn, crunchy bacon, juicy tomatoes, peppery arugula, and fresh basil are combined in this BLT Corn Salad to create an unforgettable combination of fresh flavors in each bite.
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 servings

Ingredients 

  • 4-8 slices thick-cut bacon, cut unto 1-inch pieces
  • 6 ears of corn, kernels removed
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 cups fresh arugula
  • 10 large basil leaves
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, adjust as needed
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the bacon. Cook, tossing occasionally, until the bacon is crispy and the fat has rendered. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and place it on a paper towel to drain any excess grease.
  • In a large bowl, toss the corn with the tomatoes, arugula, and basil. Add salt and pepper and stir. Add the bacon and toss once more to combine. Taste and adjust the salt, if needed. Enjoy!

Notes

Alternatively, you can cook the bacon in the oven. This is my preference whenever possible. It takes a few extra minutes, but requires zero hands-on effort and is far less messy too.

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal · Carbohydrates: 22g · Protein: 8g · Fat: 13g · Saturated Fat: 4g · Trans Fat: 1g · Cholesterol: 19mg · Sodium: 212mg · Potassium: 444mg · Fiber: 3g · Sugar: 8g · Vitamin A: 549IU · Vitamin C: 15mg · Calcium: 20mg · Iron: 1mg
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Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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