Roasted Corn Summer Salad

Today’s recipe is the perfect side dish to just about any summertime meal.

Roasted Corn Saslad

Our weekly trips to the farmer’s market become more exciting and more as more local produce comes in season. We don’t have local corn yet but soon and today’s recipe will be the perfect one to make when it does. In the meantime I’ll use corn on the cob from somewhere else! As soon as my tomatoes are ripe I’ll be using those too although they are calling this the “year of the green tomato” because of our lack of sun and too much rain!

Last week I enjoyed a lovely outdoor meal with some of my dearest friends as we celebrated a milestone birthday of one of the members of our group (not me.) We each brought part of the meal and my friend Shauna contributed this yummy side dish in addition to a few other delicious items.

Roasted Corn Saslad

I couldn’t wait to make it myself a few days later. I could only find white corn at my market which worked great although I think it might be a bit prettier and more colorful with yellow corn. Regardless, it is yummy and so easy.

I boiled the corn as I usually do but only cooked it part way, about half the amount of time I usually do. You want it “al dente.” After that I brushed it with some olive oil and a little salt and then put it on the grill to cook it a bit more and get those pretty grill lines on it.

Roasted Corn Saslad

Then I got Jim to cut the kernels off the cob. I added a chopped tomato, cilantro, lime juice and I had some chiptole peppers in adobe sauce in the fridge from another recipe so I put a teaspoon or so of that in to add a little heat. You could also add some jalapeno pepper or just leave it out! You can really just adjust the recipe to your personal taste – the main flavor comes from the corn, tomato and cilantro.

Quantities on this recipe are a little loose because you can just adjust it to your personal taste. You can’t go wrong with it.

Here’s a few other fun summer corn salad recipes you might enjoy:

Corn and Blueberry Salad (trust me on this one – it’s wonderful!!)

Roasted Corn Salad

Roasted Corn Saslad

Roasted Corn Summer Salad

Ingredients

  • 4-5 ears of corn, boiled until “al dente”
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • 1 -2 tomatoes, chopped
  • juice of one lime
  • 1/4 C cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp. or more to taste of chipotle pepper in adobe sauce (I just used the sauce part) or you could use chopped jalapeno

Instructions

  • After boiling the corn, brush with olive oil and a little salt
  • Grill until warmed and has grill marks
  • Cut corn off the cob and combine with chopped tomato, cilantro, pepper, lime juice--Do to taste Enjoy!

Comments

  1. 1

    This looks like a light and refreshing side. Our corn is in season here and the tomatoes are ripe (although the ones I have had haven’t been great.) We have had the opposite weather here in the southeast. Too much sun and not enough rain. Send some this way!! I did see a bunch of green tomatoes at the farm stand this week and I was tempted to snag some to make fried green tomatoes – maybe next week!

  2. 2
    Tammy says:

    Corn is at it’s best right now here in Kentucky. I look forward to trying out this recipe this weekend! Looks Fabulous !! Thank you for sharing. :-)

  3. 3
    Amanda Joy says:

    So yummy! Grilled Corn is one of my favorite things, especially when my dad makes it. I need to make this and see if I can finally get my husband to eat tomatoes:)

  4. 4
    Heather says:

    Isn’t corn season the best? We have local “peaches and cream” corn and I grilled some up the other day, tossed in a salad with some grilled onion slices, tomatoes and avocado for a TexMex spin. Then yesterday I took the leftovers and made a corn/crab chowder. Delicious on a rainy summer day. Can’t wait to head to the farmers market tomorrow to see what’s new.

  5. 5
    Stratman says:

    This dish looks like “Sunshine in a Bowl”! When I buy corn I always get extra to do make a side dish.

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