Corn and Tomato Salad with Blue Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar is the perfect refreshing side dish to your next meal!
I’m so excited to bring you one of my favorite quick lunches! This simple Corn and Tomato Salad with Blue Cheese and Balsamic is a staple for me and I can’t believe I haven’t shared it before. Try serving it with BBQ Pulled Pork and Macaroni and Cheese!
Corn and Tomato Salad
Corn and Tomato Salad Ingredients
- Tomato – Small diced.
- Corn – Sweet corn, fresh is best but canned works too.
- Blue cheese – Crumbled.
- Green onion – Small diced.
- Balsamic reduction – To taste.
How Do You Make Corn and Tomato Salad
⭐ If you’re serving for guests and want to get fancy, add ingredients to a bowl in the order listed above and drizzle the vinegar reduction over top.
⭐ If you’re making this for lunch, dump it all in a bowl, stir, and enjoy!
More Corn Recipes
- Corn and Potato Chowder
- Sweet Cornbread
- Slow Cooker Corn Chowder
- Cornbread with Bacon
- Creamy Corn Soup
- Restaurant Style Cornbread
More Side Salads
- Brussel Sprout Salad
- Tuna Salad
- Broccoli Salad
- Broccoli Slaw
- Egg Salad
- Macaroni Salad
- Cucumber Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing
- Santuko knife – My favorite knife for cutting vegetables! This knife is the perfect size and shape, handles great, and is super reasonably priced. Also, I just love that it’s fun and colorful!
- Mandolin slicer – Make pickle slices, or scalloped potatoes. French fries, and shaved onion. You won’t get a better or quicker thin slice than with this mandolin. Just make sure to use the safety guard, no one *actually* wants a knuckle sandwich!
- End grain cutting board – This is my absolute favorite cutting board and the one that I get the most compliments on. And p.s. I have a lot of cutting boards. It really is absolutely stunning, and knows how to take a beating. We use it every single day!
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How to Make Corn and Tomato Salad
Corn and Tomato Salad
- 2 cups small diced tomato
- 2 cups sweet corn fresh is best, but canned or frozen/thawed will work fine as well
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1/8 cup finely chopped green onion
- balsamic reduction to taste
- If you're serving for guests and want to get fancy, add ingredients to a bowl in the order listed above and drizzle the vinegar reduction over top.
- If you're making this for lunch, dump it all in a bowl, stir, and enjoy!
I bet you’d also like our cold tuna macaroni salad!
Corn and Tomato Salad
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This post was originally inspired by my awesome adventure in Iowa with Iowa Corn! Thank you so much Iowa Corn for hosting me on this trip!
We started our Iowa Corn Quest in Des Moines, Iowa at the gorgeous and incredibly accommodating Des Lux Hotel in downtown Des Moines. If you follow me on Snapchat, Instagram Stories, or Facebook you saw how incredible the rooms were. I even had a fire place in mine!
I got in earlier than most of the attendees, so I was able to grab a leisurely shower and veg out on the giant bed in the hotel robe for a whole hour! For a mom of five, that is the definition of luxury!
For dinner the first evening, we were the first dinner and drink guests at the Iowa Distilling Company where we learned all about how corn from Iowa is made into spirits. We also tried what is arguably the best (besssst) cinnamon whiskey ever. Ev.er.
In the morning we visited Meredith Corporation (yes! the Meredith Corporation of Better Homes and Gardens) where we got to see the incredible studios and test kitchens (woah, test kitchen heaven!).
We learned that the Better Homes and Gardens publication actually began as a secondary publication so salesmen would have something to offer the wives when the brought farming magazines out. Now, it’s a cornerstone of the business. Girl power!
After drooling over all the amazing facilities at Meredith Corporation, we headed out to the Blair Farm in Dayton where we learned that 98% of farms in the United States are small family farms. The Blair Farm produces corn and soybean, and also houses a small number of pigs and cows.
The whole operation is run by three people! And it was so fascinating to learn how they’re using technology to become increasingly more sustainable, to grow better crops, and be gentler on the environment without sacrificing yield. Did you know the tractors and combines have GPS on them!
After a yummy barbecue lunch at the Blair farm we headed to the soybean fields at the Kenney Farm. Much like the first farm. The Kenneys are a husband and wife team who took over from the previous generation.
I was surprised to see soybeans rather than corn, but we learned corn and soybean are rotated and have a sort of symbiotic relationship. Growing soybeans is good for corn farmers! Watching the combine in the field was incredible. I couldn’t believe the volume of crops it could pick up in one sweep.
That evening we got dressed up and did something super awesome (holy moly, were my kids jealous!) – but I’m going to leave that for our next post!
In the meantime, I’ll tell you that this corn and tomato salad recipe is just the very best ever. Occasionally I’ll throw some shredded chicken on top or bacon crumbles and call it a whole meal. Oh, yes. You won’t regret trying this one!