Fresh Corn and Cherry Salad

Fresh Corn and Cherry Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Cherry week continues as I take the 10 lb cherry challenge!

I wish there were more savory recipes that feature the cherry. It's sweetness and texture provide the perfect contrast for so many flavors. I love making a pan sauce with cherries and pouring it over pork tenderloin, it's delicious that way. 

But this weekend I was inspired to use cherries in a salad. I happened to serve this Fresh Corn and Cherry Salad alongside my favorite preparation of rib eye steak. Everyone loved it. Not to mention it was just so beautiful and colorful on the table. 

This recipe serves 8-10 people easily, so it is perfect for a large gathering of friends or family. You'll want to toss it right before serving as the arugula is a delicate green.

Fresh Corn and Cherry Salad the perfect summer side dish
The perfect summer salad, I hope you can enjoy it soon!

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Fresh Corn and Cherry Salad

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for | Serves: 8-10


For the Vinaigrette:

  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 teapsoon white pepper

For the Salad:

  • 4 ears of corn cooked and kernels cut off cob (cooled)
  • 5 oz baby arugula
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 lb cherries, pitted and sliced in half


  • Add all ingredients for the vinaigrette to a mason jar and shake until mixed. Can be made 1-2 days ahead but you will have to bring it to room temperature before using.
  • Add corn, arugula and red onion to a large bowl and toss together gently with vinaigrette. Transfer to a large platter and sprinkle with feta cheese and place cherries all over the top.

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6 Comments and 3 Replies

  1. Nothing beats fresh corn cut straight off the cob! Love this recipe. Thanks for the idea!

  2. I’ve never tried corn and cherry together. What an interesting idea! Looks really good!

  3. Fresh cherries and corn! YUM. This looks and sounds absolutely heavenly <3

  4. Loving the fresh corn and cherry combo idea for a fresh summer salad, Cathy!

  5. I love savory cherries! I just posted a stuffed poblano pepper the other day with roasted cherries. SO good! I love this fresh summer salad. It is gorgeous!

  6. I love a good salad… and Cathy, this looks AMAZING!


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