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Zucchini Corn Salad

This Zucchini Corn Salad is an easy sweet corn, zucchini, and rice salad with a tangy dijon mustard dressing. The dish is super versatile and comes together in a flash!

Zucchini Corn Salad

If you have zucchini blowing up your garden, this is a terrific recipe to use up some of those. This is a delicious dish in any season especially since zucchini can usually be found year-round.

This salad is amazing because it’s…

  • Light
  • Packed full of wholesome ingredients
  • Fresh
  • Filling
  • Zesty
  • Herby
  • Simply delicious
zucchini whole and sliced on dark wood cutting board

Rice steamers make getting dinner ready easy

Since I use a rice steamer, this recipe can be ready in less than 30-minutes.

The great thing about rice steamers is that all I have to do is add the rice and water, then just hit the button and walk away. The rice–or quinoa, bulgur, or other grains–will cook without having to be around for stirring and monitoring cook times.

When the rice is ready, it switches over to ‘keep warm’ mode until we are ready to eat, even if it’s many hours later. And, it cooks perfectly every time!

For this recipe, I usually cook the rice ahead of time, then add veggies and dressing to serve when dinnertime rolls around.

Simple Dijon mustard dressing

The recipe card at the bottom of the page has the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions.

The thing that makes this dish so delicious is the lemony Dijon dressing, and it’s so simple to make with only a few ingredients— lemon juice, Dijon mustard, agave (or another sweetener), dill weed, and salt.

Simply whisk all of these together and pour over the rice, zucchini, and other vegetables. It can even be used as a salad dressing or with other dishes.

Zucchini Corn Salad. dressing
Whisk Dijon dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.

The recipe card at the bottom of the page has the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions.

Nutrition in zucchini

Because zucchini has such a high water content, it’s very low in calories.

One medium raw zucchini with its skin on contains just 31 calories. That same zucchini contains no fat and cholesterol. If you’re trying to cut down on calories, fat or cholesterol, zucchini is an excellent choice.–LiveStrong

I am often asked which knives I use personally, and I have to say that it is Victorinox. They are the same company that makes Swiss Army Knives and the quality is excellent.

This is a simple yet nourishing whole-grain salad that will tame the hungriest of appetites!

Recipe adapted from Dr. Neal Barnard’s book, Breaking the Food Seduction.

Recipes for zucchini squash

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Zucchini Corn salad

Zucchini Corn Salad

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This simple yet nourishing whole grain salad will tame the hungriest of appetites! Recipe adapted from Dr. Neal Barnard's book, Breaking the Food Seduction.


  • 3 cups cooked wild or brown rice
  • 1 lb small zucchini
  • 2 cups whole corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup sliced scallions
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon agave or other sweetner, optional
  • 2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Slice zucchini in half lengthwise, then slice into half-moons.
  2. I use frozen corn and defrost by placing in a colander and running warm water over it.
  3. Place zucchini slices, corn, rice, and scallions in a large bowl.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, agave (if using), dill weed, and salt.
  5. Pour sauce mixture over rice and vegetables and toss well. Serve warm or chilled.


Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.

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Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 3.9gSaturated Fat: 2gCarbohydrates: 23.5gFiber: 2.2gSugar: 5.3gProtein: 3.7g

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Sunday 26th of June 2022

Is the zucchini raw or cooked?

Terri Edwards

Monday 27th of June 2022

Hi Joanne- The zucchini is raw in this recipe.


Tuesday 9th of May 2017

Simple and delicious an unbeatable combination. Thanks.


Saturday 24th of September 2016

This salad was delicious. A couple days later I used it for the base of Refrigerator soup. What a great taste. Thank you for the recipe.

Saturday 24th of September 2016

That's wonderful to hear! So glad you enjoyed it!


Saturday 17th of September 2016

Thanks Terri! This looks good and simple enough for it to be a go to in my food program. I don't know what I would do if wonderful people like yourself didn't come up with these things!

Saturday 17th of September 2016

Thank you for your kind words, Cath! I am so glad the recipes are helpful.


Saturday 17th of September 2016

Perfect salad to take to work! Thanks Terri!

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