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Roasted corn zucchini salad with onions in a white bowl, garnished with basil, with a spoon in it
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5 from 7 votes

Roasted Corn Zucchini Salad

Roasted Corn Zucchini Salad is an easy but so flavorful vegetable side dish made with fresh corn, zucchini, and onions. A delicious summer salad that will dress up every meal. Read the tips and tricks above before making this recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 146kcal


  • 2 - 3 ears of corn shucked (or 1 1/2 cups frozen corn)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 cup finely diced sweet onion
  • 4 cups small-diced zucchini (2 medium zucchini)
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves roughly chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Heat a large grill pan or use a grill. Brush the corn with 1 tbsp olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over moderately high heat, turning, until crisp-tender, about 12 minutes. Let cool.
  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic to the skillet, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add onion and cook until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add zucchini, dried oregano, and thyme. Cook, stirring occasionally until zucchini is tender and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Take the pan off the heat and stir in the juice of one lime. Let sit for a minute.
  • Working in a large bowl with an inverted ramekin, use a sharp knife to cut the kernels off the cobs in sections. Remove ramekin and transfer everything from the pan into the bowl. Toss to combine, add basil, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature garnished with a few basil leaves.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 24.1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.9mg