Recipes, Postal Bakes and Gifts & Luxury Travel

Meal-Prep Recipes

Spicy sweetcorn salad

Sweetcorn Salad

Perfect BBQ weather for my spicy sweetcorn salad at the moment isn’t it? I mean, I would eat this spicy sweetcorn salad all year round but I do prefect it over the summer months! This salad is less than 10 ingredients and takes minutes to prepare. Perfect as a quick addition to your garden table if you have some extras! 

With warmer weather in the summer, we often shy away from the hearty curries and go light with spiced meats and vegetables, stir fried or grilled and serve with lots of my spicy sweetcorn salad. It’s perfect summer food in my opinion, a little heat in your food actually helps to cool you down!

I’ve been seeing sweetcorn salads all over my Instagram feed and other social media channels. Some loaded with mayonnaise or hummus alongside lots and lots of other ingredients. I wanted to create something simple, which tasted great, and went with meat or vegetarian dishes.

In comes my spicy sweetcorn salad! It’s fresh, crunchy, sweet and a little spicy all at the same time.

Sweetcorn salad
Crunchy, sweet, spicy and delicious

It uses basic ingredients, nothing you can’t buy in a supermarket or that you don’t have already! I use tinned sweetcorn for this as that’s the way we buy it. You could of course use frozen which you’ll need to boil up for a few minutes until tender, or even fresh which you’ve grilled on the BBQ, this would give the salad a brilliant smokey flavour and add amazing flavours alongside the other ingredients.

If the heat continues, I can see lots more salads and grilling in my future! What are your go to summer salads? I’d love to know in the comments!

For now, I really hope you enjoy this delicious spicy sweetcorn salad as much as I do! Don’t forget, I love to see when you cook my dishes so be sure to share how you get on by tagging @joshicooks or using #joshicooks.

Spicy Sweetcorn Salad

A delicious summer salad, sweet, spicy and crunchy, perfect for a BBQ!

Course Salad, Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 66 kcal
Author mrspriyajoshi


  • 1 tin Sweetcorn I use a 198g tin
  • 1 Red onion Finely chopped
  • 2 Carrots Finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 0.5 tsp Chilli powder/cayenne pepper/paprika
  • 1 tsp Ground cumin
  • 0.5 tsp Sea salt/to taste
  • Handful Coriander Optional


  1. Just 1 thing to do with this recipe, mix together all your ingredients! 

  2. Enjoy straight away or leave to marinate for a few hours in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

If you want to use frozen sweetcorn for this recipe give it a steam/boil it until tender and then use as per the recipe. 

It’ll also work great with BBQ’d corn on the cob, just cut off your kernels add use as stated.

The below are some affiliate links to some of my favourite products.

I’m sharing this recipe with #cookblogshare and the #cookonceeattwice linky.

Cook Once Eat Twice
Hijacked By Twins

You may also like...


  1. This does look beautiful! I love sweetcorn but my hubby hates it so it’s one of those vegetables I don’t use nearly as much as I’d like. The great thing about a salad though is that I can make it during the day and eat it for my lunches. Thanks so much for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice!

    1. mrspriyajoshi says:

      This one keeps brilliantly too! My hubs isn’t a big fan of corn either but luckily this will keep in the fridge fine for a couple of days too! Perfect for making ahead too 🙂

  2. Cat says:

    I absolutely love sweetcorn and have a Mexican Sweetcorn Salad on my blog. Yours looks really fresh and delicious, perfect for a BBQ like you said. I always buy tinned sweetcorn, and even though I’m not usually a brand snob, I really am with sweetcorn! x

    1. mrspriyajoshi says:

      Ohhh Mexican sweetcorn salad sounds yummy too!

  3. This looks delicious! I love how simple you’ve kept it – with just a touch of spice. Very me!! Thanks for sharing with #CookBlogShare 😀 Eb x

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: