Sweet Corn and Fennel Salad

Sweet Corn and Fennel Salad
Photo: Nico Schinco
Total Time:
15 mins

Loaded with crunch, this easy summer side salad features fennel, sweet corn, and salty ricotta salata cheese. The trio packs so much flavor together, you just need a little oil and lemon juice to dress them so the dish is quick to put together.


  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 grated small garlic clove

  • ¼ cup safflower oil

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 1 small head fennel, thinly sliced (2 cups), plus ¼ cup fennel fronds

  • 3 large corncobs, kernels stripped (3 cups)

  • ½ cup crumbled ricotta salata


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together lemon juice, garlic, and oil; season with salt and pepper. Add fennel, fennel fronds, corn, and ricotta to bowl and toss to coat with dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

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