Fresh, Local and Delicious

This salad highlights some of the best flavors the summer season has to offer. Fresh corn offers a delicious, sweet crunch, while tangy tomatoes and juicy peaches burst with flavor. And the best thing about it is it’s incredibly easy to make and most of the ingredients can be sourced from the Overland Park Farmers' Market during the peak of summer.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4 to 6

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 ears sweet corn, husks and silks removed
  • 2 peaches or nectarines, diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3/4 cup basil chiffonade
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion or thinly sliced scallions
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. To make the salad, cut corn kernels off the cob and place in a large bowl with diced nectarines, halved cherry tomatoes, basil, and onion.
  2. To make the dressing, combine all dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and whisk.
  3. Toss salad ingredients with dressing and add additional salt and pepper to taste. Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 15-20 minutes before serving. When ready to serve, sprinkle with crumbled goat cheese.
Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD

About the Recipe Author

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD, is an integrative dietitian culinary nutrition expert with nearly two decades of experience working towards improving the health of others. She is passionate about educating others how to harness the healing power of food and healthful lifestyle changes.