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Caprese Quinoa Salad with Sweet Corn

Juicy tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and fresh basil combine with quinoa to create this fresh, flavorful summer caprese quinoa salad that’s both healthy and filling! An additional burst flavor comes from fresh summer sweet corn!

Caprese Quinoa Salad with Sweet Corn Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Summer’s not over yet! With all of the fall recipes popping up and with as many cans of pumpkin as I’ve gone through in the last couple of weeks, you might think it’s already fall.

However, summer is still here, and I’m not ready to give up all of the fresh produce from my garden quite yet.

Our tomatoes are going crazy, and our basil plant is a little out of control! In order to not let any of it go to waste, we recently made this caprese quinoa salad with fresh sweet corn.

Caprese Quinoa Salad with Sweet Corn Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Based off of our fresh corn and tomato pasta salad, this caprese quinoa salad uses the same dressing, but swaps out the pasta for quinoa and adds a good amount of fresh torn basil!

Also, fresh mozzarella pearls take the place of the feta adding to the overall fresh flavors in this salad. We both agreed that this salad needed to make an appearance again before summer is over.

Caprese Corn Quinoa Salad Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

We’ve eaten it as a meal by itself or with some shredded chicken (Rotisserie chicken works well if you’re in a hurry!). Both ways are filling and super easy! This salad is perfect for busy weeknights. The longest step is cooking the quinoa!

If you’re still clinging to the last days of summer, savor it even more with this quick and easy caprese quinoa salad!

Caprese Quinoa Salad with Sweet Corn Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Caprese Quinoa Salad with Sweet Corn

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


For the Salad

  • 1 C uncooked quinoa, cooked according to package instructions
  • 3 small or 2 large ears sweet corn, cooked and kernels cut off
  • 1 C cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz mini fresh mozzarella balls
  • 1/4 C fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1/4 C red onion, chopped

For the Dressing

  • ¼ C olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper


  1. Place quinoa in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the dressing until well-combined. Pour over quinoa and stir until quinoa is completely covered. Stir in corn, cherry tomatoes mozzarella, basil, and red onion until combined.
  3. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Easy Caprese Corn Quinoa Salad Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction


Friday 27th of October 2023

This is one of our favorite recipes! We grill the corn before we add it in. This dish is always a hit at potlucks and dinner parties!

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Thursday 2nd of November 2023

Great idea to grill the sweet corn first!


Tuesday 11th of July 2017

Oooh, this looks incredible!!! I have to make it ASAP.

Rachel @ Bakerita

Sunday 11th of September 2016

This salad looks absolutely phenomenal - it's the best thing about the end of summer! Doesn't get better than fresh corn and tomatoes :)


Friday 9th of September 2016

I love this idea and the addition of corn would be such a great flavor balancer! Clever idea! Now we all just have to figure out how to keep the Quinoa salad with all sorts of add-ins going all year long;)


Friday 9th of September 2016

The sweet corn is money!

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