Corn Salad with Radicchio & Red Onion Recipe

Corn Salad with Radicchio & Red Onion Recipe
Corn Salad with Radicchio & Red Onion Recipe

Maryse Chevriere

Credit for this fantastic summer recipe goes to a dear family friend who introduced me to it last year. Wonderfully fresh-tasting and requiring almost no cooking, it's one of those perfect easy-to-whip-up dishes you can serve alongside your favorite grill fare.

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  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ head of radicchio, sliced into ½-inch strips
  • Olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons sherry vinegar
  • 2 ears fresh corn, kernels removed
  • Salt, to taste
  • 4-5 leaves fresh basil, chiffonade


Combine the red onion and radicchio in a pan over medium-low heat and sauté with a drizzle of olive oil for about 5 minutes. Once the ingredients have cooked and softened slightly, add in the red wine and sherry vinegars. Sitr to combine and cook for 2-3 minutes, and then remove from heat and add to a medium-sized serving bowl.

Next, take the raw corn (I remove the kernels by running down the ear of corn with a chef's knife) and add it to the serving bowl with the other ingredients. Toss again and season with salt to taste. To serve, garnish with fresh basil.

Corn Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Corn Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.