Parmesan Zucchini Corn Salad

By Rena |

This Zucchini Salad recipe is so flavorful, easy to make, and the perfect side dish recipe you can enjoy all year round. Made with Zucchini, fresh corn, beans, and parmesan cheese, this recipe will be ready in 15 minutes.

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Easy to make Parmesan Zucchini Corn Salad Recipe

Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables. There are just so many recipes you can come up with using zucchini. This Zucchini Salad recipe is one of my favorites. It is super flavorful and easy to make. If you are organized and have all your ingredients ready this recipe will be ready in just about 10-15 minutes. You can use this recipe as a side dish with some grilled chicken or salmon. Or just enjoy it as is. As a salad!

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What goes well with Zucchini?

Zucchini is one of those vegetables that’s versatile and easy to work with. It goes well with many different recipes or simply cooked on its own as a side dish.

Here are a few ideas for you to try with zucchini:

Roast zucchini with other vegetables like mushroom, peppers, onions, carrots, and eggplant.

Mix some diced zucchini with salads and add cheeses like feta and goat cheese.

Spiralize zucchini into noodles (zoodles) for low carb options in place of pasta.

They are also great baked with other veggies as a side dish like THIS recipe.

Use zucchini in frittatas for a filling and nutritious breakfast recipe.

Use zucchini in baking to add some nutrition and moisture to your baked goodies. Like these Chocolate Zucchini Muffins.

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Can Zucchini be eaten uncooked

Even though zucchini is often cooked in most recipes, some eat zucchini raw and it is ok to do so. Raw zucchinis can be served raw in salads, with dips, or oftentimes served as noodles (spiralized ) for low carb options instead of pasta.

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Is there a substitute for Zucchini?

If you are serving zucchini in its raw form then your best option for a substitute will be cucumbers. They belong to the same family of the (gourd family, Cucurbitaceae). As far as a substitute that calls for cooked zucchini you can use some sort of squash instead. Preferably yellow squash. Pumpkin might also work in place of zucchini in soup recipes.

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Making this Parmesan Zucchini Corn Salad?

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More easy zucchini recipes?

Want some more recipes with zucchini? I have you covered. Check out these recipes below:

If you would like to browse more, you can click on the search option up top and type in Zucchini to see all my other recipes that have zucchini.

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Parmesan Zucchini Corn Salad

Fresh and flavorful zucchini salad made with corn, beans, and parmesan cheese.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
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Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 136kcal
Author: Rena


  • 4 Medium Zucchini diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil divided
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Cup Corn Kernels frozen, canned or fresh
  • 1 Cup Canned Black Beans rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • ½ Tbsp Ground Cumin
  • ¼ Cup Grated Parmesan
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Heat one tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and cook stirring frequently until just softens, about 3-4 minutes; it should remain crisp and bright green.
  • Season with salt and pepper and set aside on a plate.
  • Add remaining oil to the heated pan, and sauté garlic for 1 minute. Stir in corn, beans, and seasoning.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes, then return zucchini to the pan and top with parmesan. Toss to combine. Enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 495mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 25.2mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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  1. Colleen says

    This sounds delicious! Have you ever made this salad ahead of time, then refrigerated and served cold? Thanks!

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