Corn Salad with Tomatoes, Basil, and Cilantro

Introduction: Welcome to my Recipe Fyr , where I’m thrilled to share a delightful recipe that perfectly captures the essence of summer – Corn Salad with Tomatoes, Basil, and Cilantro. This vibrant and refreshing salad is a wonderful blend of flavors and textures, making it an ideal dish for warm-weather gatherings, picnics, or as a side for your weeknight dinners. Bursting with the sweetness of corn, the tanginess of tomatoes, and the aromatic herbs, this salad is a true celebration of seasonal produce. Join me as we embark on this culinary adventure and create a salad that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.

Who is this Recipe For?

This recipe is perfect for anyone seeking a light and vibrant salad that is quick and easy to prepare. It’s a fantastic option for those who appreciate the natural flavors of fresh ingredients and want to add a healthy touch to their meals. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, this recipe will guide you effortlessly toward a mouthwatering salad that will impress your friends and family.

Why It’s Great:

 The Corn Salad with Tomatoes, Basil, and Cilantro is a fantastic choice for several reasons. Firstly, it celebrates the flavors of summer with its star ingredients, corn and tomatoes, which are at their peak during this season. Secondly, the combination of basil and cilantro adds a burst of freshness and a delightful herbaceous aroma. The sauce, with its tangy and creamy profile, perfectly complements the sweetness of the corn and the acidity of the tomatoes. Lastly, the recipe is versatile and can be adapted to suit different dietary preferences, making it an inclusive choice for a wide range of individuals.

Corn Salad with Tomatoes, Basil, and Cilantro

Corn Salad with Tomatoes, Basil, and Cilantro

Dianna Agron
Get ready to impress your friends and family with this vibrant Corn Salad. The sweetness of corn, tanginess of tomatoes, and aromatic herbs combine for a delightful medley of flavors. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a beginner, this quick and easy recipe is perfect for light and healthy summer meals. It's versatile catering to different dietary preferences, and can be enjoyed as an aside or main dish.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People


  • Small and large resealable bags
  • Airtight container
  • Cutting board
  • Air fryer (preheated to 350°F)
  • Small bowl


For the Petals

  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cayenne pepper
  • ½ tbsp pepper
  • ½ tbsp paprika
  • ½ tbsp garlic powder
  • ½ tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tbsp onion powder
  • Non-stick cooking oil

For the Sauce

  • tbsp paprika
  • tbsp dried oregano
  • tbsp onion powder
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • ¼ tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • tbsp garlic powder
  • tbsp horseradish
  • tbsp pepper
  • ¼ tbsp salt


To get the petals ready 

  • Pre-heat the airfryer to 350°F.
  • Divide the onion in half, preserving the root end; cut every half into 3 wedges, then cut the root end off; make petals from each wedge; put away.
  • Beat the egg and milk together in a small bowl.
  • Combine the flour, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and baking powder in a large resealable bag.
  • Seal the bag, add the onions, and shake to coat.
  • Transfer the petals to the egg mixture and shake off the excess flour.
  • Get back to the flour blend and shake to cover.
  • In the air fryer,place the flower petals.
  • Liberally cover the onions with non-stick cooking oil; Dry flour should not be visible.
  • Cook for 5 minutes; flip the petals; Spray once more with oil to make sure there isn't any dry flour; Cook another five minutes in the air fryer.
  • Yet again, at last, flip the onions and cook for 5 minutes.

Making the sauce

  • In a little bowl,join the mayonnaise, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, paprika,garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Place in a refrigerator-safe container that keeps out air.


Recipe Tips and Variations
  • For a healthier twist, you can bake the petals in a preheated oven at 400°F for about 15-20 minutes, flipping them halfway through to ensure even browning.
  • If you’re not a fan of onions or prefer a milder flavor, you can replace the onion petals with zucchini or bell pepper strips. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  • To add a touch of heat to the sauce, you can include a few dashes of hot sauce or a pinch of cayenne pepper.
For a vegetarian or vegan version, you can use vegan mayonnaise and omit the Worcestershire sauce or replace it with a vegan alternative.
Keyword Corn Salad, tanginess of tomatoes

Storing Leftovers:

Assuming you end up having any extras, you can store them in a water/air proof compartment in the cooler for as long as 2 days. Nonetheless, it’s important that the firm surface of the petals might reduce marginally upon refrigeration. You can crisp up the leftovers by reheating them in the air fryer for a few minutes before serving them.

Food and Drink Pairings:

The Corn Salad with Tomatoes, Basil, and Cilantro pairs beautifully with various dishes and beverages. Here are a few suggestions to enhance your culinary experience:

  • Pair it with grilled chicken or fish for a complete and satisfying meal.
  • Serve it alongside a juicy burger for a delightful contrast of flavors and textures.
  • Enjoy it with a chilled glass of white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay, to complement the freshness of the salad.

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