butter lettuce and corn salad with a lemon vinaigrette

Summer time lends itself to lighter fare with more salad menu options. We love salads over here, and this butter lettuce and corn salad with a lemon vinaigrette does not disappoint.

butter lettuce and corn salad

This salad has crunch and tenderness plus sweetness with acidity. All the flavor and textures makes for a complex dish with just a few ingredients. For more salad selections you cans see the post I recently shared here {12 salad ideas}.

butter lettuce and corn salad

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butter lettuce and corn salad recipe

Like I stress in all recipes, the fresher your ingredients are, the better the end result of any dish. I use the butter lettuce from our vegetable garden for this recipe which yields a super tender and tasty leaf.

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 Head of Butter Lettuce
  • 2 Ears of Corn
  • 2 Scallions

Salad Instructions

  • Wash, spin and trim butter lettuce leaves
  • Shuck and cook corn by boiling for 20 minutes
  • Once ears of corn are cool enough to handle, cut kernels off the cobb
  • Slice scallions
  • Assemble lettuce, corn kernels and scallions in a bowl

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Mix all salad dressing ingredients in bowl and whisk to emulsify dressing. Toss salad ingredients with dressing and enjoy! Bon Appetite.

butter lettuce and corn salad tips

You could take the extra step and grill your corn after you parboil it, adding an extra layer of flavor. The grill flavor is fabulous, but keep in mind it’s a stronger flavor rather than the tender flavor profile in the original recipe.

This is a great way to use any left over corn. If you use already cooked corn you have on hand, this recipe is a super fast and easy recipe to put together. Perfect for a fast week night dinner.

Since the corn can be considered a starch plus you have the leafy greens all you have to do is pair it with a protein of your choice to complete a main dish. Again this is a fabulous healthy meal you can whip up quickly. It’s super fresh and fairly easy to put together.

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  1. Caroline ap Rees says:

    That sounds so delicious and refreshing!

    1. Thank you! It is. Give it a try. You’ll love it. XO- MJ

  2. EsmeSalon says:

    Always looking for a good salad to use, Pinning this.
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    1. I’m glad you liked it and thanks for the pin. I’ll swing by and link up. Thanks for the reminder. XO- MJ

      1. EsmeSalon says:

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  3. Mmm that looks and sounds fabulous! My husband loves corn – I may surprise him with this on a warm day soon! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

    1. Oh I’m so glad you liked it Barbara! I hope the hubby likes it too. XO- MJ

  4. Kristin says:

    This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing on Whimsy Home Wednesday this week! https://fifthsparrownomore.com/whimsy-home-wednesday-blog-link-party-no-34/

    1. Thank you! I’m so glad you like it and also thank you so much for hosting every week. XO- MJ

  5. This sounds so interesting! I love lemon, and it sounds like such a nice dressing. Pinning. 🙂 Visiting from Grace at Home.

    1. I’m so glad you like it Jennifer. We love lemon too- enjoy! XO- MJ

  6. So refreshing, especially for this crazy weather! I absolutely adore corn and can see me making this over the summer! Sim x #FiestaFriday

    1. I’m so glad you liked it! Enjoy. XO- MJ

  7. Cara says:

    Love those plates MaryJo! This salad recipe sounds delicious, I am always in search of new recipe ideas. YUM!

  8. Beverly says:

    Mary Jo,
    I love this salad. So easy and looks so festive. Yummy! Congratulations, you are being featured on TFT. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2023/06/veggies-on-thursday-favorite-things.html

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