Grilled Corn Salad

Grilled Corn Salad

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This is a fantastic summer salad recipe. Quick and easy, it is great to have with your other summer dishes. Best of all, this can be made well ahead of time so you won't miss out on summer fun!

Serves4

Cooking MethodGrilling

Ingredients

  • 4 ears fresh corn on the cob, husks removed
  • 1/4 cup Crisco vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 small red pepper, finely chopped (about 1/3 cups)
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves or parsley

Instructions

  1. Rub the corn with 2 tablespoons oil. Beat the remaining oil, lime juice, maple syrup and black pepper in a small bowl with a fork or whisk.

  2. Lightly oil the grill rack and heat the grill to medium. Grill the corn for 5 minutes or until lightly browned on all sides. Remove the corn from the grill. Cut the corn kernels from the cob with a sharp knife.

  3. Stir the corn, red pepper, green onions and cilantro in a medium bowl. Add the dressing and toss to coat.

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Grilled corn is one of my favorites, and we'll often toss some ears of corn on the grill when we're cooking out. This is a great recipe and I'm looking forward to making up some of this. I'd like to try this both ways, using honey one time, and maple syrup the other. I'm not sure which one I'd prefer. We have both on hand, so it'd be easy to experiment with both. The maple would provide a more distinctive taste for sure.

This looks so delicious. I love the idea of using maple syrup in the dressing... what a unique idea!

This looks like a great salad. I don't think I would use maple syrup in the dressing. I would rather use honey. It looks really delicious and I think the fact that the corn is grilled must give it a different kind of smoky flavor which must be nice. I would really like to try this.

I think that using olive oil the dressing would be a fine substitute for making the dressing, but I would use an extra virgin olive oil that has a clean taste. I'm not sure if I'd brush olive oil on the corn when grilling it as the corn may easily burn. I think I might make this without the added sweetness the maple syrup as the corn itself might be sweet enough.

Wow! I never thought to make this salad!! For those who might not have the time to grill corn, go to Trader Joe's. In the veggie freezer section is supersweet grilled corn. Tastes great!

Has anyone substituted the veg oil for olive oil? For health reasons, we don't like to use veg oil, and olive oil tastes better, but, is not always the right "mix" with some flavors.

What kind of dressing?

The dressing refers to the oil and lime juice mixture.

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