Grilled Garlic Herb Corn with Tomatoes
Grilled Corn, Tomato, and Feta Salad is an easy side dish that’s ready in minutes. Fresh corn off the cob, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, and walnuts give this dish a flavorful punch that’s perfect to pair alongside your favorite meal!
Fall is almost officially upon us, the mornings are crisp and cool, and I’ve made my fair share of pumpkin goodies already.
But, that’s not surprising though, right?
Even though I’m excited for fall, I’m still trying to hold onto what’s left of summer. After all, I live in the Midwest, and we all know what comes after fall and it’s not so pretty! I’m pointing fingers at you, winter (snow, negative temps, and more snow)! So, it’s bittersweet when fall arrives, at least for me.
That’s why I thought I would share this grilled corn salad with feta and tomatoes. It’s the perfect transition side dish for fall, but it can also be made year round and still give you the warm and fuzzies about summer.
This grilled corn, tomato, and feta salad is an easy side dish that’s ready in minutes. Fresh corn off the cob, herbs, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, and walnuts give this dish a flavorful punch that’s perfect to pair alongside your favorite meal!
Ingredients for Corn, Tomato & Feta Salad
This summer corn salad recipe comes together with minimal ingredients, but they pack in maximum flavor! Here’s what you’ll need to make this easy corn salad:
- Unsalted butter
- Olive oil
- Garlic powder
- Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper
- Fresh corn
- Cherry tomatoes
- Feta cheese
- Walnut halves
Can the Walnuts Be Omitted?
If you have a nut allergy or simply want to omit the walnuts, you’re welcome to leave them out.
Can Frozen Corn Be Used?
If sweet corn isn’t in season, you can certainly make this salad with frozen corn. Let the corn thaw on the counter, then drain any excess liquid before tossing it into the salad.
If you can get your hands on frozen fire roasted corn, that would be the best option!
How to Make Corn, Tomato, & Feta Salad
Did I mention how easy this sweet corn salad is to whip up? So easy, friends! You can have it prepped, cooked, and ready to go in less than 30 minutes.
- To start, you’ll remove the husks and silk from four ears of corn.
- Lightly brush each ear with a butter mixture of garlic and herbs.
- Place onto a grill or grill pan over medium heat until charred.
- Once corn is slightly cooled, cut it from the cob and place into a medium bowl.
- Add sliced cherry tomatoes and feta cheese.
- Spoon into a serving dish and top with California Walnuts.
One bite and your taste buds will be wowed. The tender corn, fresh tomatoes, creamy feta and crunchy walnuts make an incredible combination. Slightly sweet, a little savory, and full of flavor, this corn and tomato salad will be your new favorite side dish!
Tips for Making Corn and Tomato Salad
- Finely diced green onions would be a nice addition to this corn, tomato, and feta salad.
- I prefer serving this sweet corn salad immediately while it’s still warm, but you can also make it in advance and serve it cold.
- I love pairing this salad with grilled chicken, burgers, and kebabs.
Looking for more corn side dishes? I’ve got you covered!
- Garlic Parmesan Corn
- Parmesan Herb Corn on the Cob
- Quinoa Black Bean Corn Salad
- Classic Corn and Tomato Salad (no feta!)
- Corn, Edamame & Chickpeas Salad
Grilled Garlic Herb Corn with Tomatoes and Walnuts
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 ears of corn, husks and silk removed
- 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
- ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
- ½ cup walnuts
- Heat grill or grill pan over medium heat.
- In a small bowl, combine melted butter, olive oil, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
- Brush butter mixture onto each ear of corn and then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Grill corn for about 5-8 minutes, rotating so that all sides are cooked.
- Remove from grill and allow to cool slightly. Remove corn from cob and place into a medium bowl. Add cherry tomatoes and feta cheese.
- Pour into a serving dish and top with walnuts.
I absolutely love walnuts, so this is right up my alley. They add such a satisfying shot of protein. This is a great idea, Gayle!
Thank you, Mir!
Walnuts are a perfect addition to just about any salad. I love the idea of using them for some delicious buttery crunch in a sweet corn salad. YUM!
Thanks, Blair! The walnuts give this salad the perfect crunch!
We are actually going to go corn picking next week and this looks like a great way to use what we pick. I love the addition of the walnuts. Walnuts don’t get enough love!
Corn picking sounds like so much fun! Hope you have a great time, Dannii!
I can’t even think about negative temps and snow! On my! Why can’t It be September weather year round??
What a unique salad, Gayle! Love the pairing of the charred corn with walnuts and feta. And when you can get the veggies at a local farmer’s market, it tastes all the better, doesn’t it?? I could just eat an entire bowl of that myself. Pinned, of course 🙂
Have a great weekend!!
I wish it could be September weather year round, that would be perfect! Thanks for the kind words and pin, friend!
Oooh I love that you added walnuts to this- I never would have thought to do that, but bet it adds a super nice crunch! Such a beautiful salad!!
Thanks for the kind words, Sues!
I can honestly say I’ve never added walnuts to a corn salad and now I’m wondering why!!! This looks so fresh and flavorful! Great salad for the season!! Pinned!
Thank you, Annie! Walnuts are a fun addition that gives this the perfect amount of crunch!
It just so happens we have so much corn and tomatoes so this salad is on! I love a good grilled harvest salad so I can’t wait to try this, pinning now. Thanks Gayle!
Thanks for the kind words and pin, Pamela!
Walnuts are a favorite snack around here and I think I’ve already professed my love of fresh corn, so this side dish is looking mighty stellar to me!! Such great flavors and textures going on here, Gayle! This is a perfect transition dish, and one I have to make while corn on the cob is still at the market! Pinned of course! Cheers, friend!
Thank you, Cheyanne! I’m eating ALL the fresh corn that I can get my hands on!
Walnuts add such a nice texture, this sounds lovely!
Walnuts definitely give this a nice crunch!
Love the unusual addition of walnuts here- they’re one of my favorite nuts, and I welcome them in literally ANYTHING! Delicious 🙂
Thanks, Medha! Walnuts go perfectly with the fresh veggies!
Love walnuts and this sounds like a great combination! Very excited to try it 🙂
Thank you, Mira!
What a great idea! I have a hard time thinking of new and exciting side dishes and this is perfect!
Thank you, Annie!
I’m still hanging on to summer as long as possible too! This corn walnut combo is a perfect dish for all that end of summer corn and I’m always down with feta!
Thanks, Rachelle! Isn’t feta the best?!
Corn + tomatoes is one of the BEST combos for summer! I am loving the sound of this dish!! With the crunchy walnuts and the feta… pass me a spoon (fork?) haha
Definitely the best! Thanks for the kind words, Ashley!
Thank you Gayle, for helping us hold onto summer one moment longer. 🙂 And what a delicious moment it’ll be! Grilled corn and walnuts sound absolutely phenomenal together. You know I just love all of your simple, but super impressive recipes. How do you do it?? 😉 I honestly can’t wait to see what you whip up next–be it for summer or fall. Pinning and sharing, of course!
Thanks for the kind words, friend!
Summer corn is the best and I’ll be sad to see it go too. This gorgeous grilled corn is the perfect dish to soak in all the flavors! I love that you added the crunchy walnuts! I’ll take a big bowl, please! 🙂
Thank you, Kelly! I’m hooked on grilled corn!
yummy , i’ve never thought about this recipe before. such a great combination of flavors. i’ll try it out for my kids, they’re big fan of corn and walnuts. 😀 this would be good for women who are pregnant, too. thanks for sharing this, Gayle.
Thanks for the sweet comment, Pat! I think your kids will love this combination!
Love all your posting, Gayle. The way you write your post sounds lovely as you are. Enjoy reading this, and have a nice weekend.
Thank you so much for the sweet comment, Sabrina! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, too!