Sweet Grilled Corn Salad

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5 from 11 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Sweet Grilled Corn Salad is a colorful salad.  All of the colors from the peppers, onions and beautiful corn are just bursting from the bowl. It’s just so pretty.  This salad is great to eat on its own or use it as a topping for tacos, burgers, salads….anything!

Sweet Grilled Corn Salad  in a clear bowl.

Sweet Grilled Corn Salad is perfect for picnics, gatherings or potlucks. It is colorful and flavorful and is perfect for all your summer get togethers. If you need any additional recipes for summer party planning, check here.


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What We Love About This Salad with Grilled Corn Recipe

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  • 10 Minute Prep: Easy to prep and to cook.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge.
  • Family Friendly: Refreshing and light and a breeze to make.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, dairy free, etc…
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Use leftovers for salsa.
A forkful of Sweet Grilled Corn Salad.

Ingredient Notes for Sweet Grilled Corn

  • Corn on the cob, sweet corn, husks and silk removed, 4 Ears
  • Olive Oil, two tablespoons
  • Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • Green Bell Pepper, diced
  • Red Onion
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • Line, juiced
  • White Sugar
  • All Purpose Seasoning
Grilled corn with chopped vegetables on a plate.

Equipment Needed for Roasted Corn Salad

How to Make Salad with Grilled Corn

These are the basic steps for making grilled corn on cob. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and daily values of nutrition.

Grilling the corn, and chopping it off the cob and assembling the salad.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat grill on high and then brush corn with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

STEP 2: GRILL

Grill corn for 10 minutes, turning occasionally. When corn is tender, remove from grill and allow to cool slightly. Cut the corn kernels from the ear of corn, and place in a medium bowl.

STEP 3: ASSEMBLE

Next, add the peppers and onions to the corn. In a blender or food processor, mix the cilantro, olive oil, garlic, lime juice, sugar and All Purpose Seasoning. Blend the sauce until smooth.

STEP 4: DRESSING

Finally, stir dressing into the corn salad.

Prep and Storage Tips for Roasted Corn Salad

HOW TO MAKE THIS GRILLED CORN ON THE COB RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Make this sweet corn recipe in advance by prepping the vegetables in advance and keeping them in zip to bags in the refrigerator,

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

 This salad keeps well for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator, in an airtight container.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Keep well wrapped in the freezer for up to 6 months. Place corn in an airtight container or wrapped well in aluminum foil.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sweet Grilled Corn

GRILL THE PEPPERS FOR THIS SALAD WITH GRILLED CORN

Add even more flavor by grilling your peppers.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT VEGETABLES?

Indeed, use different colored peppers, cherry or grape tomatoes, potatoes or whatever you enjoy.

CAN THIS SALAD WITH GRILLED CORN RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, you can adjust the recipe card below however you require.

HOW TO KEEP YOUR CORN MOIST?

The corn husks will protect the corn from drying out while it is on the hot grill and lock in the moisture. If you want a bit of char on your corn, peel off a few of the outer layers of the corn husks before grilling.

CAN YOU USE FROZEN CORN?

You can substitute frozen corn for the fresh corn on the cob if you like. No need to cook it, just thaw and drain well before using in the salad so it’s crisp-tender.

A bowl of salad with fresh herbs on top.

Expert Tips for Making This Roasted Corn Salad Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • Add Butter: Garlic butter will add even more flavor to this corn salad.
  • Cheese: Sprinkle with a little cotija cheese or grate your favorite.
  • Variation tip: Fresh herbs, chives and basil etc. Elote Seasoning.
  • Heat: Red pepper flakes add a little pop, use to your taste.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Use a grill pan on the stove top or the air fryer for charring the corn.

What to Serve with Sweet Grilled Corn Salad

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Sweet Grilled Corn Salad in a clear bowl.
5 from 11 votes

Sweet Grilled Corn Salad

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Sweet Grilled Corn Salad is a colorful salad.  All of the colors from the peppers, onions and beautiful corn are just bursting from the bowl. It’s just so pretty.  This salad is great to eat on its own or use it as a topping for tacos, burgers, salads….anything!
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Ingredients

  • 4 ears corn on the cob, husked
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 12 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon All Purpose Seasoning

Instructions

  • Preheat grill on high.
  • Brush corn with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Grill corn for 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • When corn is tender, remove from grill and allow to cool slightly.
  • Cut the corn kernels from the cob, and place in a medium bowl.
  • Add the peppers and onions to the corn.
  • In a blender or food processor, mix the cilantro, olive oil, garlic, lime juice, suga and All Purpose Seasoning. Blend until smooth.
  • Stir dressing into the corn salad.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • Add Butter: Garlic butter will add even more flavor to this corn salad.
  • Cheese: Sprinkle with a little cotija cheese or grate your favorite.
  • Variation tip: Fresh herbs, chives and basil etc. Elote Seasoning.
  • Heat: Red pepper flakes add a little pop, use to your taste.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Use a grill pan on the stove top or the air fryer for charring the corn.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 762mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1713IU | Vitamin C: 264mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Vegetables

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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7 thoughts on “Sweet Grilled Corn Salad”

  1. 5 stars
    I love this Christina! My favorite thing is using fresh ingredients and fresh corn is sooo deeelish! YUM!

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