Corn and Blueberry Salad with Savory Granola and Herb Vinaigrette |

Corn and Blueberry Salad with Savory Granola and Herb Vinaigrette

This post was originally published here August 13, 2018. I’ve since updated the photographs and text.

While I haven’t been doing much blogging recently, I have been doing a lot of cooking (and eating!). This is high season for many of my favorite fruits and vegetables. And I’m taking full advantage of them all. Especially the blueberries!

There is 6-8 week window of time during July and August when blueberries are prime for picking. And I make sure to hit up my local blueberry farm at least once a week during this time. Which means I’m forever looking for more ways to incorporate blueberries into recipes this time of year. There are only so many blueberry muffins and blueberry pies that a girl can bake, right?!?!

Corn and Blueberry Salad with Savory Granola and Herb Vinaigrette |

I’m no stranger to adding blueberries (and other fruits) to my salads, so I knew that would be an easy way to use up some of my haul. And this Corn and Blueberry Salad with Savory Granola and Herb Vinaigrette was born!

The ingredient list for this Corn and Blueberry Salad with Savory Granola and Herb Vinaigrette might look at bit lengthy. But I promise it’s quick and easy to prepare. And I really don’t want you to skip any of the various parts. So just don’t. OK? Because they all come together so nicely to deliver a super pleasing mix of textures and flavors. The blueberries and corn are juicy and sweet. The cucumbers are cool and crisp. And the savory granola provides nutty, salty goodness in every single bite.

I pile everything on a big bed of my favorite mixed greens. Then drizzle it all with a homemade vinaigrette that includes fresh basil, parsley, shallots, and jalapeño. This salad truly is Summer in a bowl!

Corn and Blueberry Salad with Savory Granola and Herb Vinaigrette |

Because I wanted the fresh flavors of the produce to really shine, I held back on the cheese. But a sprinkle of either goat or feta cheese would be very nice here. Or even a little crumble of bacon, if that’s something you’re into. I typically prefer my salads to be vegetarian, but bacon and corn ARE two ingredients that I really love together. So I think this might be a good place to break that rule…

If you try my Corn and Blueberry Salad with Savory Granola and Herb Vinaigrette, give me a shout out and let me know. I’d love to hear about it!



Corn and Blueberry Salad with Savory Granola and Herb Vinaigrette

Corn and Blueberry Salad with Savory Granola and Herb Vinaigrette

At a Glance:
Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


For the Granola

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1/3 cup shelled sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 egg white

For the Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp. minced jalapeño pepper
  • 1 tsp. whole grain mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

For the Salad

  • 4 ears cooked corn on the cob, kernels removed
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 6-8 cups mixed salad greens


  1. To make the savory granola, start by pre-heating your oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, toss together the oats, nuts, seeds, salt and cayenne pepper. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, agave nectar and the egg white. Then pour this liquid mixture over the dry ingredients, stirring until everything is well coated. Spread the granola out onto a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in your pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring once halfway through the cooking time. Remove and set aside to cool completely before using. The granola can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for several days.
  2. To make the vinaigrette, add all the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk vigorously to combine. Set aside.
  3. Add the salad greens to a large bowl and drizzle with a couple tablespoons of the dressing, tossing to coat. Divide the dressed salad greens between serving bowls. Then top with the corn kernels, blueberries, sliced cucumbers and a sprinkle of savory granola. Drizzle with additional dressing, as desired. Enjoy immediately.



20 comments on “Corn and Blueberry Salad with Savory Granola and Herb Vinaigrette”

  1. Ok. So why have I never thought to add granola to my salad? Great idea Liz. Such a delicious summer salad, packed with ingredients I absolutely love! Can’t wait to give it a try!

    • Yes the savory granola is so good! I started using it on soups and then progressed to salads. Way better than croutons!

  2. Lovin’ this variety of textures!!

  3. Yessss I love granola in a salad! This sounds fantastic.

  4. Oh my gosh, Liz. I’m experiencing the same thing. I’m feeling a little anxiety from freezing most of the blueberries because I can’t eat them fast enough LOL! They’re so plump and juicy! Corn is just coming in locally and I’m SO excited. I love corn.. let me count the ways. That savory granola sounds fabulous. I’ve not made it, but for someone whose avoiding gluten (just for a while longer I hope), this is such a fabulous alternative to get that crunch where croutons would otherwise. Such a gorgeous and flavor packed salad!

  5. How have I still not tried savory granola?! Those flavors sound sublime! <3

  6. On the positive. . .blueberries freeze well so you can enjoy them throughout the year.  My parents have blueberry bushes & I’m always so jealous of their never ending supply.  I just wish I lived closer.  As for this salad.  It looks wonderful.  I could never tire of it.

  7. I LOVE the idea of Savory granola! Sounds addictive!

  8. This is a beauty!! And I want to visit that blueberry patch! Gah!

  9. The most perfect salad!!!!!!! 

  10. Do you think you can sub honey or maple syrup for agave nectar?

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