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Zucchini Corn Salad

This Zucchini Corn Salad is gluten-free, dairy-free, quick to make, refreshing and absolutely delicious. It’s truly a must-make if you’re looking for a colorful and easy salad to bring to a cook-out or to serve along some grilled meat.

If you’re need an affordable and fast salad to serve, this recipe is it.

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Zucchini Corn Salad

This Zucchini Corn Salad is quick and simple to make but packs a lot of nutrition. Featuring zucchini, corn, mustard, extra virgin olive oil, and lemon juice, it’s got a lot of fresh elements to compliment a heavy entree.

Corn is a gluten-free whole grain and is a great way to boost your whole grain intake on a gluten-free diet. Whole grains are linked to improved heart health, gut health, blood sugars and more.

Zucchini is an affordable but nourishing vegetable that brings a soft and mild flavor to this recipe, really letting the corn and dressing speak volumes.

Boosting the Flavor of This Zucchini Corn Salad

This Zucchini Corn Salad has few ingredients yet is super flavorful. But if you want to boost the flavor, you can easily do so by adding in fresh basil, parsley, or even cilantro.

Turn this recipe into a zucchini salsa by adding in some finely chopped tomatoes and adding more lemon juice for flavor. This would be the perfect time to add in fresh cilantro. You can add a creamier element by even adding in some cubed avocado. Yum!

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What to Serve With This Salad

Now that we’ve talked briefly about the ingredients of this Zucchini Corn Salad, let’s talk about how to serve it.

  • Serve it as a side dish. It would pair nicely with some grilled steak, a hamburger, or even a creamy carrot soup.
  • Serve it as a salsa. Finely chop the zucchini and serve it with a bowl of gluten-free corn chips to boost the whole grains in this dish.
  • Grill corn on the cob and use the kernels in this salad for added flavor and taste.
  • Serve with feta cheese. If you’re not lactose intolerant with celiac disease, then serving this with feta cheese will boost the satisfaction and add a welcomed savory element.

Now that you’ve got some inspiration on how to prepare this corn salad, let’s dive into the recipe.

Zucchini Corn Salad

This Zucchini Corn Salad is gluten-free and dairy-free! And it can easily be made low-nickel if you use fresh corn instead of canned corn.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad, Salads, side dish
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, low nickel, nightshade free, Vegan / Plantbased
Keyword: Zucchini Corn Salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 214kcal
Cost: $2.50

Ingredients

  • 2 cup cooked corn (can be canned but if making this recipe low-nickel then use fresh or frozen corn)
  • 2 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a bowl combine 1 cup cooked corn with 1 medium chopped zucchini.
  • In another small bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  • Combine the dressing with the vegetables and mix to coat the vegetables evenly
  • Serve and enjoy, or store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Looking for Other Things to Make With Corn?

Looking for more recipes to make with corn? Below are some fun recipes involving this gluten-free whole grain:

  • Add corn to the filling of your Casseroles. Like I did to help add color to my Gluten-Free Tater Tot Casserole.
  • Make pancakes. Seriously, make some corn pancakes and enjoy the corn whole grain flavor for breakfast!
  • Make EloteA classic street food in mexico, make some Elote with corn.
  • Make Elote Dip – What’s better than Mexican Street Corn on the Cob? Mexican Corn Dip!

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