Make this delicious Grilled Corn Salad with all the fresh produce from the farmer’s market this summer. It’s creamy, cool, and full of amazing flavor, crunch, and just a little spice!

Make this delicious Grilled Corn Salad with all the fresh produce from the farmer's market this summer.  It's creamy, cool, and full of amazing flavor, crunch, and just a little spice!

Grilled Corn Salad

I’m 100% in love with this easy, amazing grilled corn salad that is giving me allllllll the summer vibes these days. Grilled corn, cherry tomatoes, crispy cucumbers, creamy avocado, jalapeno and a light, tangy dressing makes for the best, fresh flavor that goes so well with any BBQ or main dish.

This week I’m teaming up with some of my food blogging friends to celebrate the best flavors of summer in what we are calling Farmer’s Market Week. All week we will be sharing our favorite recipes that highlight ingredients you will find at your local farmer’s market all August long. You can find more farmer’s market inspiration at the bottom of this post after the recipe, so keep scrolling!

An image of a bowl of grilled corn salad made with a creamy mayo dressing.

I grabbed some of my favorite summer produce from the farmer’s market like corn on the cob, summer-ripe cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers to make this salad. Then I tossed them together with some cilantro, lime juice, jalapeno, and garlic in a creamy dressing made from mayo and greek yogurt or sour cream (whatever I happen to have on hand since I use them interchangeably in my cases).

My family loved it and I think yours will too!

An image of all the ingredients for making a farmers market summer grilled corn salad in a bowl.An image of a creamy summer corn salad made with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, and lime juice, and lots of fresh grilled corn.

How to Make Grilled Corn Salad

I love cooking fresh summer corn on the grill because it concentrates the natural sugars in the corn, adding a wonderful sweetness and smoky flavor to this grilled corn salad.

My favorite way to make grilled corn is by just grilling the corn shucked on the grill. My kids love to help with dinner by shucking the corn. First, remove the husk and silk, then lay the corn directly on a hot grill and cook it, turning occasionally until it gets charred on all sides. Grilling corn this way gives amazing grilled flavor that you don’t always get when you grill the corn in it’s husk. Plus,  it requires less prep work and makes creating this grilled corn salad so much easier.

You could even turn this grilled corn salad into a full-fledged summer meal in itself by adding diced grilled chicken to it. Or since it’s totally scoopable, you could even serve it with chips and treat it more like a dip for a perfect party appetizer.

An image of a farmers market inspired grilled corn salad made with lots of summer produce.

Grilled Corn Salad
Yield: 6 people

Grilled Corn Salad

Make this delicious Grilled Corn Salad with all the fresh produce from the farmer's market this summer.  It's creamy, cool, and full of amazing flavor, crunch, and just a little spice!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 ears of corn, shucked, grilled, and cut off the cob (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup english cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt or mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed, finely diced

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. Put the corn, still in its husks, on the grill, cover, and cook for 20 minutes rotating the corn cobs every 5 minutes or so.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix to combine the garlic, jalapeño, and a large pinch of kosher salt. Add the lime zest, lime juice, and olive oil and whisk to combine. Add the avocado, tomatoes, scallions, and cilantro and toss gently to combine.
  4. Remove the corn from the grill. When cool enough to handle, peel back the silk, and slice the kernels off the cobs directly into the bowl with a knife. Toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170 Saturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 13mg Sodium: 178mg Carbohydrates: 7g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 2g Protein: 1g

Monday #FarmersMarketWeek Recipes