Arugula Goat Cheese Corn Salad

by | Jul 14, 2016 | All, Soups + Salads

Tired of the same old salad? Salads don’t need to be boring. This Arugula Goat Cheese Corn Salad is simple, bright and full of great summer flavor!

Silver plate with mounded Arugula, Goat Cheese, Corn and Tomato Salad on a dark background with gold linen.

Summer sweet corn is the best, especially the first few times we make it. We start out purists, just eating grilled corn on the cob before we start mixing in some Mexican Grilled Corn and this Tomato, Mozzarella and Grilled Corn Salad. But that was before this Arugula Goat Cheese Corn Salad, which might just be my new favorite way to eat it.

This is the quintessential salad of summer packed with all of my favorites. It’s like the fresh sweet corn, juicy garden tomatoes, peppery arugula and goat cheese were made for each other. And for such a short and simple ingredient list, it is packed with flavor.

I can’t believe it has taken me so long to share this recipe with you. I first made this Arugula Goat Cheese Corn Salad last summer for book club and it has been a staple of mine ever since. Every time I make it, I fall in love with it just a little more. Besides being absolutely scrumptious, I love that I can make it ahead of time and let the gorgeous summer produce do all of the hard work. It has all of the requirements to make it a no-brainer for hosting friends on the patio. Simple. Fresh, Delicious.

Tip: I make the most of summer sweet corn and freeze some just for this salad. This FoodSaver keeps it fresh all winter long.

Small white plate of Arugula, Goat Cheese and Corn Salad in foreground with larger silver plate of salad in background.

Arugula Goat Cheese Corn Salad on a silver plate garnished with fresh tomatoes.


Yield: 6 servings

Arugula-Goat Cheese Corn Salad

Arugula-Goat Cheese Corn Salad
Tired of the same old salad? Salads don’t need to be boring. This Arugula Goat Cheese Corn Salad is simple, bright and full of great summer flavor!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 5 ears sweet corn, husked and cut off cob
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 4 cups arugula, chopped
  • Juice of half of a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add corn and cook until slightly charred. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. In a large bowl add cooled corn, green onions, tomatoes, goat cheese and arugula.
  3. Squeeze lemon juice over the corn mixture and add white wine vinegar and remaining olive oil.
  4. Stir gently to combine.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Serve room temperature or chilled.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 206mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 10g

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This easy, make-ahead Arugula Goat Cheese Corn Salad has a simple ingredient list that is packed with flavor! Don't have fresh sweet corn? Frozen corn makes a great substitution.

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    Hi, This is really good and tasty. Can I use spinach instead of arugula. Will this be good, did anyone try?

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      Hi Anna, I haven’t tried it with spinach so I cannot speak to that. Let me know how it tastes!

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    I loved this salad! I was hesitant about roasting the corn in the skillet, but was perfect with and added a great corn flavor to the salad. I will definitely make it agagin

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      Yay! Thanks for your feedback, Jan! The roasted corn is the perfect finish to this salad!


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