Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Grilled Corn Salad

A salad to go with just about anything and everything. But with a bag of tortilla chips and an ice-cold beer, this might just BE dinner.

Grilled Corn Salad
Serves 4

For the Salad:
3 cobs of fresh corn, husks removed
1 red capsicum, finely diced
4 spring onions, finely sliced
1 or 2 Jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
A big handful of coriander leaves, roughly chopped

For the Avocado Dressing:
1 large avocado, peeled and mashed with 2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 Greek yoghurt
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
Dash cayenne pepper
Dash hot sauce

Make the Salad:
Heat a grill pan, or the grilling plate of your barbecue, to high. Place the corn cobs onto the grill. Turn the corn as the kernels begin to bronze-up. Keep turning every now and then until the corn is a lovely, even golden-brown. Let them cool slightly and then slice the kernels off the cobs.

Place the grilled corn kernels into a large serving bowl with all the other salad ingredients. Toss to combine.

Make the Avocado Dressing:
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. 

Dollop the dressing over the salad. Add a little cayenne, hot sauce, salt and lime juice as needed to adjust the seasoning to your liking.


  1. I just want to pay compliments on the photography of your food. Your pictures are done in such a way that you feel as if you could dive in with a fork or spoon.

  2. I want to stole a bowl of this salad. I love grilled corn but with an avocado dressing?? I'm dying!

  3. I want to put that dressing on EVERYTHING.

  4. Thanks Patty. I've been cooking since I was little girl, but I'm a REAL novice when it comes to photography. I only got a "serious" camera last September, so I'm am a beginner. Your comments mean a lot to me.

  5. This salad would definitely resuscitate you Gabrielle.

  6. Little Kitchie - you read my mind.

  7. NOW THIS IS WHAT I CALL A POST! Fabulous pictures and right up my ally. Newest follower - your blog is fantastic! I love Mexican and this salad looks off the charts!

  8. Thanks Jessica. I'm following you now too. You have a lovely blog.