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Super easy corn salad that will surprise you!

Simple Corn Salad from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Sometimes you come across a recipe that is so simple, or the ingredients are so odd, that you simply dismiss it with no intention of ever making it. Well, this would be one of those recipes had I not tasted it before ever laying eyes on the recipe.

Last summer, I was at a friend’s for a barbecue and this salad was there. I loved it and so did my husband. I asked the lady who brought it for the recipe and when I looked at it, my reaction was – “Really?” Yep. Really!

How to Make Corn Salad

To begin, drain three 15 ounce cans of whole kernel corn.


Finely dice half of a red bell pepper.


Finely dice half a cup of red onion.


And you’ll need 1 cup of mayonnaise.


Combine those and a teaspoon of pepper and half teaspoon of salt in a bowl.


Shred a cup of sharp cheddar cheese.


Add it to the bowl.


Add in your drained corn and stir it all together until combined.


Cover and refrigerate overnight. When you are ready to serve it, you can optionally top it with some crushed corn chips (like Fritos). That is how the lady made it, but I’m not a fan of corn chips in my food.


That’s it!

Simple Corn Salad from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Have you ever seen anything so simple?

Simple Corn Salad from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Super Simple Corn Salad

Constance Smith - Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Super easy corn salad that will surprise you!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 334 kcal


  • 3 cans whole kernel corn, 15 ounce each, drained
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 c red onion, finely diced
  • 1 c mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 c sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 c crushed corn chips, (Optional) like Fritos


  • Combine everything except the chips in a serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Before serving, top with the crushed corn chips if you like.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1cCalories: 334kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 7gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 432mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2g

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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3 thoughts on “Super Simple Corn Salad”

  1. I asked Wegmans grocery store here in our area if Organic means GMO free and they said no. I get violently ill from GMO food and so does my husband. Almost all corn now is GMO even if it says Organic. I was so disappointed for we love, love corn and chips…..and fresh corn in summer.


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