During the summer months corn and zucchini are always in abundance, and what better to make than a super easy corn and zucchini salad that can also be used as a pizza topping? This dish is super versatile and comes together in a flash!
Ok, I have to tell you, today’s recipe is one of my favorite summertime recipes. It is so fresh tasting and has many uses: it can be made as a corn and zucchini salad and be enjoyed all by itself, it can be made as a side to some perfectly baked salmon, it can be made with fresh corn or frozen corn, and most recently, I have started using it as a pizza topping (not going to lie-that’s one of my favorite ways to enjoy this salad!)
As I received my latest Door to Door Organics delivery (an online grocer specializing in delivering organic produce and natural groceries, a truly amazing service I am very much in love with – see here for a review of Door to Door Organics, here for my rainbow chicken salad recipe and here for peanut butter banana chocolate chip granola bars -I just made another batch of them last night) I saw beautiful zucchini in the produce box (my husband and I get the small mixed box from Door to Door Organics) and just knew I couldn’t wait to use them. The thing I really like about Door to Door Organics is that in addition to the produce box, they have a ton of groceries so one can do all one’s grocery shopping in one place, and then have it delivered right to one’s door! It’s a total time saver and is quite amazing. I had ordered some frozen veggies and as soon as I saw I had some frozen corn, it all came together – corn and zucchini are such great ingredients to use together.
Since today is Five Ingredient Friday, the corn and zucchini salad only has 5 ingredients: corn, zucchini, onion, olive oil, and basil (with a little salt and pepper – but I don’t count those as ‘ingredients’ because chances are, you have those somewhere in your house 🙂 ). This salad only takes 15 minutes from start to finish, and is perfect for a quick side for dinner. OR, the corn and zucchini salad works perfectly as a topping on pizza!
The flavors of corn and zucchini with fresh basil lends itself perfectly to melted cheese on pizza. So can we say seven ingredient Saturday? Because all you need to make the corn and zucchini pizza is to buy a pizza crust (or make one – like this fail proof whole wheat pizza dough) and then spoon some of the corn and zucchini salad onto the crust, and then top with cheese and bake. It’s literally that easy!
Next time you’re looking for a some summer ingredient inspiration, look no further than this corn and zucchini salad that can also be used as a pizza topping!
This post has been sponsored by Door to Door Organics, a company whose products I truly use and love. Thank you for supporting the brands that make the Sweetphi blog possible, as always, all thoughts and opinions are mine alone.
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