The New Cookbook

100+ gluten- and dairy-free, recipes with weeknight meals, decadent desserts, mouth-watering snacks, and more.

Get your copies!
The Freshest Pod

Ask The Doctor: Happiness Edition. Feel More Content Regardless of Life Circumstances with Dr. Rick Hanson, PhD

Listen Now!
The Featured Product

7 presets designed to make all of your food photos look gorgeous in just one click, plus a bonus lifestyle preset for beautiful you.

Check It Out!

Basil, Corn & Blackberry Summer Salad (Grain-Free, Vegan)

easy dinnersside dishside dishes

It is CRAZY how a few ingredients can become so much more than the sum of their simple parts.⁣ If you’ve got a bag of frozen broccoli, I’ve got your new favorite dinner recipe right here. Each bite of this Basil, Corn & Blackberry Summer Salad tastes like summer in a forkful. Sunshine. Fresh cut grass. Slippery stones between your toes as icy river water slides around your ankles. Feeling sticky and dusty at the end of the day. It’s all in this recipe.

For this summer salad recipe, you literally only need three main ingredients—basil, corn, and blackberries. There is something really true about the saying “less is more” sometimes. Especially in the summer heat, these cooling and nutritious ingredients hit the spot when you want something to cool you down and fill you up!⁣

basil, corn & blackberry summer salad

The basil in this summer salad is the star of the show.

This is one of my favorite health hacks—herbs often have MORE healthy compounds than lettuce, and they’re usually WAY tastier (of course there are exceptions: I’m looking at you, arugula-obsessives)!

Basil contains flavonoids and volatile organic compounds that help protect your chromosomes from damage (aka decrease inflammation and aging), support immunity, and eliminate unwanted pathogens in your body. But more importantly, it’s super delicious!⁣

So swap at least some or even all of your lettuce for herbs and thank me later.

See the Basil, Corn & Blackberry Summer Salad recipe in action!

If you loved this summer salad and are in the mood to try some more recipes, definitely check out my Detoxifying Basil & Roasted Beet Salad with Black Pepper Strawberry Vinaigrette and my Mexican Kale Salad!

Enjoy, and tag me if you make it on Instagram (@lizmoody)—I can’t wait to see!

clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
basil, corn & blackberry summer salad

Basil, Corn & Blackberry Summer Salad (Grain-Free, Vegan)

  • Author: Liz Moody
  • Total Time: 5 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Side Portions 1x


  • 2 cups rough torn basil ⁣
  • 2 ears of corn or 2 cups of kernels ⁣
  • 2 cups blackberries ⁣
  • Olive oil ⁣
  • Fine grain salt ⁣


  1. Cook the corn kernels in a skillet with olive oil and salt until golden (You can also BBQ it! You just need 2 cups of cooked corn kernels).
  2. Let cool slightly, then fold in basil. Add some salt and a drizzle of olive oil then GENTLY fold in blackberries (this is just to prevent the berries from staining everything).
  3. Store in the fridge and serve cold!

Keywords: blackberry & corn summer salad, basil blackberry & corn summer salad, summer salad recipes

Get Healthier Together

If you like these recipes, you’ll LOVE my new cookbook, Healthier Together.

Featuring 100+ recipes, including Actually Delicious Green Detox Soup to healthy Fun Size Snickers Bars and The Best Healthy Chocolate Chip cookies, and an entire “Fast, Cheap, & Easy” section devoted to weeknight meals, this is a cookbook that makes it easy to get healthier—and more importantly, happier.

Peek Inside The Book

Or get your copies at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound


Let me know what you think!

Recipe rating
* By using this form you agree that the information provided will be used as per our privacy policy.