Fresh Corn and Pasta Salad

Fresh Corn and Pasta Salad. It’s so many things I love about summer. The fresh produce. The bright colors. The bold flavors.

One of my favorite things about summer is the fresh produce that fills the bins at the grocery store. Lines of brightly colored fruits and veggies lined up in perfect little rows draw me right to the produce section every time I walk through the grocery store doors.

Enjoy the tastes and colors of summer with this Fresh Corn and Pasta Salad recipe.

This month I’m working with Dreamfields by participating in the Dreamfields Pastapalooza summer promotion and I was tasked to create a recipe using five predetermined ingredients with two additional ingredients of my choosing. The ingredients list given to me was corn, tomatoes (any variety or color), cucumbers, greens (any variety), and herbs. I was allowed to use five “free” ingredients which consisted of Dreamfields pasta, salt, pepper, oil and water. Obviously after seeing the ingredient list, I knew a Fresh Corn and Pasta Salad recipe would be happening in my kitchen.

Enjoy the tastes and colors of summer with this Fresh Corn and Pasta Salad recipe.

Full of fresh ingredients and summer color, this Fresh Corn and Pasta Salad recipe is guaranteed to be a hit at your next social gathering. And better yet, it’s super easy to prepare.

Fresh Corn and Pasta Salad

Fresh Corn and Pasta Salad
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  • 13.25 oz Dreamfield’s penne pasta
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 cup thinly sliced cucumbers, cut into small pieces
  • 14 Sunburst (yellow) tomatoes, halved
  • 14 Cherub (red) tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh, raw corn cut from the cob
  • handful of baby spinach, stems removed & cut into small strips (chiffonade), should equal about 1/4 cup strips
  1. In a large pot with boiling water, cook pasta for about 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain, transfer to a large bowl, and set aside.
  2. In a separate large bowl, add olive oil, red wine vinegar, dried parsley flakes, freshly ground black pepper and salt, whisk together.
  3. Once the pasta has had a chance to cool down some, add cucumbers, tomatoes, corn and baby spinach to the bowl. Pour olive oil mixture over the top of pasta mixture and toss until evenly coated.
  4. Serve immediately or place in the refrigerator to chill and serve later.

I think this recipe is incredibly flavorful and so pretty with all the fresh, in season ingredients. All the different textures and flavors make each bite as exciting as the first.

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When I’m creating recipes, most of the time I try to keep things on the healthier side. Sure, I’ve made recipes that are incredibly high in calories and super indulgent, but I try to keep those few and far between. Everything in moderation, right? I feel comfortable serving my family recipes like this Fresh Corn and Pasta Salad as often as they want it.

Enjoy the tastes and colors of summer with this Fresh Corn and Pasta Salad recipe. You can find this and more at

The idea of fresh, easy recipes with minimal ingredients is something that gets me excited about cooking. I love being in the kitchen, but some days I don’t want to spend an enormous amount of time preparing meals. I have young kids that need me spending time with them, instead of slaving away at a hot stove for hours.

Enjoy the tastes and colors of summer with this Fresh Corn and Pasta Salad recipe. For this recipe and more, visit

Serve this Fresh Corn and Pasta Salad with your favorite grilled protein and you have a quick and delicious meal in under 30 minutes.

Enjoy the tastes and colors of summer with this Fresh Corn and Pasta Salad recipe. For this recipe and more go to

During each of the Market Basket Challenges in Dreamfields’ Pastapalooza summer promotion, there will be five bloggers/recipes competing for the prize. I don’t like participating in voting contests, but since this one supports a local food bank/pantry, I felt I had to participate. I support the local food bank often, so it only seems fitting that I would try to win a $1,000 monetary donation made to the food bank in my name. But even if I don’t win, a $100 donation will be made in my name. I’m happy with that, too!

Enjoy the tastes and colors of summer with this Fresh Corn and Pasta Salad recipe. For this recipe and more go to

I’m going to ask for your support by voting for my Fresh Corn and Pasta Salad in this Market Basket Challenge. Voting will only be open for one week, so please get your votes in each day. All you need to do is click the “vote” button next to my recipe. And just for voting, you could be a randomly-selected voter for the week’s challenge that will win you a Dreamfields family pack, plus a $1,000 donation to your local food bank/panty. A total of 30 prizes will be awarded throughout the summer.

Supporting your local food bank and those within your community that are food insecure can be as simple as donating money. If you don’t have any extra money but want to help, donate your time by helping sort food donations that come in to the food pantry. Truly, anything you can do or donate is a huge help to the community around you. To learn more about how you can help, visit these local food banks/pantries.

  • Ample Harvest
  • Feeding America
  • Salvation Army
  • Why Hunger

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44 thoughts on “Fresh Corn and Pasta Salad”

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    This would be perfect to serve at our next cookout. I am sure it would be a huge hit.

  2. Michelle F. says:

    That looks really good. I love that you added corn for that sweetness.

  3. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says:

    That looks so good! I love the veggies. I’ve never tried a pasta salad that was this rustic.

  4. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    Me neither, but the corn makes an awesome addition to it ?

  5. Jeannette says:

    I’m a big pasta salad fan and this just looks so good! I know it would be perfect for our cookouts and I can’t wait to make it myself!

  6. Jeanine says:

    mmm. corn and pasta. two of my all time faves! I love meals like this for the summer time. It’s a nice light meal!

  7. Liz Mays says:

    Ooh I’d like to make this for myself sometime next week. Those veggies would add plenty of flavor without the need for a dressing mix.

  8. Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty says:

    I feel like I’m a weirdo in that I get iffy about corn in any recipe except “on the cob”. I can’t even explain why it weirds me out! Outside of the corn, I’d be all for this pasta!

  9. Catherine S says:

    This looks so yummy. Thanks for the recipe, it will be great for my girls day on Saturday.

  10. Shop with Me Mama (Kim) says:

    Yum! This looks so healthy and delicious! We love Dreamfields Pasta and have plenty of it here, we use it all the time! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Liz Mays says:

    I need to try it out then! Hopefully with this recipe first.

  12. ARod says:

    I’m not a big fan of salads but love everything in yours. Might have to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing

  13. Michele says:

    This is the kind of pasta salad my Mom used to make–everything fresh including the corn-yummy

  14. Rosey says:

    Corn really does go well with a pasta salad. It’s a very summery dish to make, I like it!

  15. Allison says:

    This sounds like such a refreshing mean! I eat salad literally every for lunch and get SO bored – I need to add this to my summer rotation and step it up in the kitchen!

  16. Nolie says:

    Two of my favourite ingredients in one awesome salad.

  17. Marcie W. says:

    I laughed at this awesome recipe since I always combine my pasta salad and corn on the cob (which I take off the cob) at cookouts. It is just a winning combination!

  18. Debra says:

    I love it – you sort of had your own Chopped competition with the ingredients you could use. Your salad looks yummy and healthy with all the veggies. Would be a good one to have at a BBQ for this Memorial Day weekend.

  19. Theresa says:

    I like how simple and quick this looks to make. Would be great for a summer bbq or even a late night dinner when I don’t have enough time to make anything else!

  20. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This looks so delicious. I love to add corn to my salad. I will have to try this recipe this weekend for my BBQ.

  21. Melissa says:

    What a delicious combination! Perfect for a BBQ.

  22. Latoicha says:

    This pasta corn salad looks amazing! I so want to try it.

  23. Onica (MommyFactor) says:

    How nice that your making yummy recipes like this corn pastat salad for a contest to help others.

  24. Kristi says:

    This looks delicious and would be perfect for an upcoming family reunion that we will be attending. I always like to bring dishes with a bit of color.

  25. Yolanda @ Seeing It Their Way says:

    This corn and pasta salad sounds so refreshing and light. A great alternative to traditional potatoes salad at bbq’s.

  26. Penelope says:

    This looks so refreshing and light, perfect this time of year!

  27. Looks like a great pasta salad. And I try to support food banks as often as I can.

  28. Ora Lee Gurr says:

    What a fantastic salad recipe. The weather is still rainy and windy, but we are ready for summer salads. This will be perfect.

  29. Sara P. (@SensiblySara) says:

    That looks like a perfect dinner salad for summer. I love all the fresh ingredients but it would be easy to change out the tomatoes for something like broccoli!

  30. Debra says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! I want to try it!

  31. Chrystal @ YUM eating says:

    This looks so good. I have never had corn in a pasta salad before!

  32. Wow! This looks so fresh and delicious, Crystal! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  33. Debbie Denny says:

    I just picked up some fresh corn yesterdat. I will have to try this.

  34. Christie says:

    This is such a fresh looking pasta salad! I love that you used fresh corn, in season right now in Florida

  35. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says:

    I love pasta salads in the summer for picnics! Yum!

  36. jasmine says:

    that looks yummy! Pasta salads are my favorite during the summer

  37. I have a few side dishes to make this weekend. This sounds perfect for my parents

  38. Carly Brydon says:

    This pasta salad looks absolutely amazing! I cannot wait to try it!

  39. Amanda O. says:

    This looks like a perfect side dish to serve at a BBQ. Corn just screams “summer” to me.

  40. Ronni says:

    I am headed to the store in just a bit. This looks really good, I totally added some corn to my shopping list to make this!

  41. Kristin says:

    Oh my goodness that looks beyond delish! Perfect for summer!

  42. Shell Feis says:

    I love pasta salad of all kinds, and this one is full of some of my favorite foods! I know what I’m making for Memorial Day!

  43. Tracey says:

    This looks really good. I love how light and refreshing it will be for the summer.

  44. Shannon Gurnee says:

    Your pictures turned out great girl! That Pasta and Corn Salad look and sound amazing!

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