Charred Corn, Bacon and Berry Summer Salad

Sharing a favorite summer salad recipe today! My Corn, Bacon Berry Summer Salad is colorful and delicious. Perfect for summer entertaining!

Summer Salads

Loving summer salads these days! One of my newest favorite salads is this little beauty I call Corn, Bacon and Berry Summer Salad. It’s so simple to prepare and full of so many of my favorite ingredients.

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summer salad ingredients

What You’ll Need

  • arugula leaves
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • charred corn on the cob
  • feta cheese
  • candied pecans
  • olive oil
  • vinegar
  • mustard
  • honey
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

charred corn on grill pan

How To Make Charred Corn

For the charred corn, I placed my ears of corn right on the grill brushed with just a little olive oil. I used my indoor stovetop grill.

How To Make Summer Salads

  1. To char corn, place ears of corn, brushed with olive oil directly onto an indoor or outdoor grill/pan. Use tongs and turn until you get charred kernels. Remove and let cool. In a large salad bowl, layer the arugula leaves, strawberries, blueberries, charred corn, feta cheese and glazed pecans.
  2. To prepare dressing, place olive oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, salt and pepper into a mason jar. Close with lid and shake for a minute, or until emulsified.
  3. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad and serve.

Charred corn and Bacon

If you haven’t had charred corn before, you are in for a treat. It has the best smoky flavor….and paired with bacon, yum!

summer salads

I like to prepare my dressing in a mason jar. Start with olive oil and balsamic.

How To Make Honey Vinaigrette

  1. To prepare dressing, place olive oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, salt and pepper into a mason jar. Close with lid and shake for a minute, or until emulsified.
  2. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad and serve.

summer salad in serving bowl

I just love everything about this salad, you’ll love it!

pouring dressing over bowl of summer salad

How To Serve

Serve salad at any occasion where salad is being served. It’s refreshing in the summer, but also easy to switch out any topping ingredients to enjoy all year round.

Leftovers

Store any undressed salad into an airtight container in the refrigerator for a couple days. Dress as needed.

Corn Bacon Berry Summer Salad

This Summer Salad Recipe is colorful and so delicious! Just what you need for summer entertaining.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 365kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $15
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Equipment

  • cutting board
  • chef knife
  • indoor or outdoor grill/pan
  • salad serving bowls
  • Mason jar to prepare salad dressing

Ingredients

  • 8 cups fresh arugula leaves
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 ears corn grilled/charred then kernels removed
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup glazed pecans

Honey Vinaigrette

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • To char corn, place ears of corn, brushed with olive oil directly onto an indoor or outdoor grill/pan. Use tongs and turn until you get charred kernels. Remove and let cool. In a large salad bowl, layer the arugula leaves, strawberries, blueberries, charred corn, feta cheese and glazed pecans.
  • To prepare dressing, place olive oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, salt and pepper into a mason jar. Close with lid and shake for a minute, or until emulsified.
  • Drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 1039mg | Potassium: 483mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 1142IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords: easy summer salads, summer corn salad, summer salad recipe, summer salad recipes, summer salads

photo collage of summer salad

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31 Responses
  1. Jessica Young

    Just made this last weekend for a potluck bbq we headed to. I printed it off and took to the grocery store to pick up the few items I needed, made it (HUGE hit – it was delicious) and then just now when I got online to share how much we loved it realized that my recipe I printed out didn’t have bacon in it. That would have been a fabulous addition – the saltiness of the bacon would have combined nicely with the sweet of the fruit and tank of the arugula & zip of the mustard in the dressing. Can’t wait to make again but put bacon in it. Would this just be layered with everything else?

  2. Carol

    I notice you use this “spicy brown mustard” in recipes. I have looked everywhere for this but cannot find it. I live in Ontario, Canada so have different grocery stores than you but maybe if you have a better description of it I could match it with something I can find.
    Thank you
    Carol

  3. Julie @ Table for Two

    I love the flavors in this and that charred corn!! Brings out the flavors of everything else in this salad so well!

  4. Cecelia

    Salad looks fabulous…think I am going to try it tonight!! Might want to check recipe posted, though – it doesn’t have the bacon in it! ( :

  5. Julia

    Yum!! That looks delicious 🙂 I absolutely love to eat salad in summer and that’s why I’m always on the hunt after new ideas! Maybe I’ll try your recipe soon.
    xo, Julia

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