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Zucchini and corn salad in white bowl with basil and lime on top

Basil Lime Zucchini Corn Salad

Basil Lime Zucchini Corn Salad is a fresh, flavorful side dish that's perfect for summer! It's gluten free, dairy free and vegan!

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  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 2 large ears corn husks and silks removed
  • 2 medium zucchini stemmed and sliced lengthwise into 4 long pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper sides cut from top to bottom, core discarded (or use 1/2 cup store bought roasted red bell pepper)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 red onion chopped (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and chopped (optional)
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 8 large basil leaves sliced into chiffonade (about 1/3 cup)


  • Preheat the grill to medium high. Toss the corn and zucchini with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Grill the corn for about 15 minutes, turning every 3 minutes or until well charred on each side. Grill the bell pepper skin side down for 6-10 minutes or until skin is blackened. Grill the zucchini for 3-4 minutes per side or until softened and well charred. Remove from heat.
  • When cool enough to handle, place the corn on a cutting board one ear at a time, and place on it’s side. Using a sharp knife, cut the kernels from the top down on one side, then turn and continue until all of the kernels have been removed. Place the corn in a large bowl.
  • Remove the blackened skin from the bell pepper and chop coarsely, then chop the zucchini and add to the bowl with the corn.
  • Add the cherry tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil, lime juice, basil leaves, salt and pepper, to taste. Stir until combined, taste, and adjust the seasoning as necessary.
  • Serve at room temperature or make in advance and serve cold. Enjoy!


  • The charred vegetables may be made in advance.
  • Salad keeps well for 2-3 days and makes great leftovers!
  • Substitute any of the vegetables I've used with your favorites.


Calories: 173kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Sodium: 129mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 11g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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