Summer is here and it has brought some beautiful weather with it. In our house, gorgeous weather means spending tons of time outdoors and enjoying lots of food from the grill. We also like to go on lots of picnics to enjoy some of the gorgeous scenery around where we live. I like to take advantage of summer produce as much as possible during this time of year and am always at the farmer’s market early each Saturday morning. This summer grilled corn salad is a fantastic way to take advantage of the beautiful corn coming out of the garden and have a great side dish for your BBQ or picnic too.
This grilled corn salad uses a mixture of yellow and white corn but use whichever you prefer. I like the subtle sweetness the white corn adds to the salad but, typically, yellow corn is much easier to fine. Both taste great when grilled and the dressing for this salad is perfect with it.
Grilled Corn Salad Ingredients:
4 cups grilled corn
½ cup red onion, diced
2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
¼ cup chopped cilantro
½ cup crumbled goat cheese
1/4 cup lemon juice
½ tsp lemon zest
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chipotle chili powder
3 Tbsp olive oil
Let’s Make It:
In a bowl, whisk together lemon juice, lemon zest, cumin, chili powder and oil.
In a large bowl, combine corn, cilantro, onion and tomatoes. Pour in dressing and toss to combine. Fold in goat cheese.
I’ve made this for a few picnics already this year and everyone loves it! You can easily make it ahead and keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready to use. It is the ultimate summer salad and soon to be your favorite!
Have you been eating a lot of summer produce this year? What is your favorite summer produce to enjoy during the warm weather months?
- 4 cups grilled corn
- ½ cup red onion, diced
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- ½ cup crumbled goat cheese
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- ½ tsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- In a bowl, whisk together lemon juice, lemon zest, cumin, chili powder and oil.
- In a large bowl, combine corn, cilantro, onion and tomatoes. Pour in dressing and toss to combine. Fold in goat cheese.