Best of Summer Corn Salad! (GF, DF)

Did I mention it’s summer here?! Well, technically it’s autumn now, but since I’m in Australia, I’m still classifying it as a New England summer! Like many backpackers or those on a working holiday visa, I’ve moved around quite a bit and am currently settled on the Sunshine Coast. It’s just a short bus ride or run from Noosa!

Noosa National Park Ocean Summer
Noosa National Park (Queensland, Australia)

I love it here! So, in honor of all my summertime happiness, I’m sharing a dish filled with the best flavors of summer. In fact, the lobster is a favorite flavor from my home in New England. I must admit that I don’t always keep up with new recipes while traveling, so I’m sending all my gratitude to my mom for making up this dish!

best summer corn salad tomatoes lobster
Best of Summer Corn Salad!

It’s delicious and simple. The best dishes can be when you have fresh ingredients! So whether you’re looking forward to summertime or enjoying it right now, let’s give the recipe a quick look. 🙂

DIY Microwave Popcorn

 Allergens: Contains Corn. Always be sure that your ingredients meet your food allergy needs!


  • 1 tbsp. Earth Balance Vegany Butter (Soy free version if you need that!)
  • 2 ears of corn
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 lb. lobster
  • 2 tbsp. basil


  1. Sauté 1 tablespoon of butter or Earth Balance in a sauté pan over medium balance vegan butter
  2. Cut the kernels off of 2 ears of freshly picked corn.  Sauté in butter for 2 minutes until tender.
  3. Cut 10 cherry tomatoes in half.  Add to corn. Sauté 1 minute.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add 1/2 pound fresh cooked lobster cut in to bite sized pieces.  Sauté 1 minute until just heated through.Turn off heat.  Add 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil.

    best of summer corn salad basil
    Can’t forget the herbs. 🙂
  5. Enjoy! Serves 1 for a large meal or 2 for a small meal.

    best summer flavors corn salad

So if you need a dash of summertime in your life, this dish is for you! I’m of course sharing this with all my friends over at Fiesta Friday. And, thank you so much to this week’s co-hosts,  Josette @ thebrookcook and Lily @ little sweet baker.

Happy Cooking!

7 thoughts on “Best of Summer Corn Salad! (GF, DF)

  1. You have me drooling! It is snowing outside my window right now. 😦 How I long for fresh sweet corn, basil, and tomatoes! This is truly a beautiful main course salad with the lobster. Happy FF & Enjoy your lovely weather! 🙂

    1. Thanks for co-hosting! I’m excited to be skipping winter this year by traveling to Australia. Hopefully I’ll appreciate it when I return to the States next year. Happy FF! 🙂

  2. Kaila, the salad looks so good and reminiscent of summer. I love the simple combination and maybe I’ll make it (without the lobster) when we have summer here!

  3. What a lovely and summery salad. The weather make me jealous, it is still cold here with a threat of snow every now and the still! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Petra! Ah, I know, next winter is going to be brutal after escaping to the sun this year. At least it’s almost time for better weather! 🙂

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