Lemon, Basil, Corn, and Nectarine Salad

Looking for a side dish that requires zero cooking? Try this quick and easy summer salad.

Stone fruits are in season, and my hands down favorite is nectarines. Pair these with crunchy corn, creamy avocado, and a tangy lemon dressing for the perfect summer salad.



Lemon, Basil, Corn, and Nectarine Salad



  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • handful of fresh basil, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 ears of corn, kernels sliced off the cob
  • 2-3 nectarines, chopped
  • 1 avocado, cubed


  1. Make dressing by mixing together lemon juice, olive oil, basil, and salt and pepper to taste. My favorite way to do this is to put everything in a jar with a tight fitting lid, and shake it like I’m real mad at it.
  2. Put all your delicious fruits and veggies in a bowl, pour dressing over, and mix. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.

This is a nice basic recipe, and you could for sure play with your herbs by using cilantro or parsley, or add some heat with cayenne pepper. Try this recipe and let me know what you think!

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