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Sweet Corn and Summer Squash Grain Salad | via @forkknifeswoon

Summer Squash Grain Salad with Corn and Feta

  • Author: Laura Bolton - Fork Knife Swoon
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Saute
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This warm summer squash grain salad is a fresh and flavorful mix of zucchini, yellow squash, sweet corn, salty feta, and fresh herbs. Easy and delicious, this quick, healthy side dish tastes like summer in a bowl! Gluten free.


  • 11/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp garlic, finely minced
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 medium yellow squash, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup sweet yellow corn (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chives, minced
  • small handful of fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
  • optional: 1-2 tsp champagne vinegar, to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat until melted. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add the zucchini and yellow squash, and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften, 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add the corn, and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Add the cooked brown rice to the pan, and stir to combine. Sprinkle on the feta, chives, and basil. Lightly drizzle with the vinegar, if using.
  5. Gently toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve warm or at room-temperature. Enjoy!!

Keywords: summer squash grain salad, zucchini salad, summer squash salad with feta, corn, summer