Roasted Sweet Corn Salad

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad


A seasonal sweet corn salad featuring smoky roasted sweet corn paired with peppery arugula and an easy lemon dressing.



Roasted Sweet Corn

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • ½ medium sweet onion
  • 1 small jalapeño
  • 2 ears of sweet corn
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


  • 2 cups arugula (see note)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (roughly chopped)
  • 1/3 cup pepitas (toasted (see note))


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425˚ F. Slice the tomatoes in half, dice the onion and jalapeño, then carefully remove the kernels of corn from the cob. Measure the spices/salt and add to the corn mixture along with the olive oil. Toss until the corn is well coated with spices. Roast for 30 minutes until tomatoes are beginning to brown. Let cool until barely warm.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the arugula with cilantro and pepitas. Add the cooled corn mixture to the salad.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, and salt. Pour over the salad and toss until everything is well combined. If making this salad ahead of time, wait to add the corn mixture and dressing to the greens until right before serving.


Tips & Tricks: I prefer the greens to be secondary to the corn mixture, so I only added a minimum amount. If you prefer this to be heavier on the greens, add more as you like.

To toast the pepitas, add a small amount (1 teaspoon or so) of olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add pepitas and cook, shaking the pan often, until most the pepitas are golden.

Stock up: get the pantry ingredients you will need:  Sweet corn, peptias, arugula

Nutrition: see the information.




  • Calories: 287
  • Sugar: 11.6
  • Sodium: 322.5
  • Fat: 17.1
  • Carbohydrates: 30
  • Fiber: 5.2
  • Protein: 11.5
  • Cholesterol: 0