This Grilled Corn Salad with Feta Cheese is a refreshing and vibrant dish that combines smoky grilled corn, crisp cucumbers, juicy cherry tomatoes, and fragrant herbs. Tossed with a zesty homemade dressing and topped with creamy feta cheese, it’s a perfect side dish or light meal for any occasion.
This summer grilled corn salad with Feta cheese includes the best of what summer vegetables offer. The fresh vegetables in this salad include corn, cucumber, tomatoes, mint, and parsley. These ingredients are marinated in a zesty lemon-lime feta cheese dressing for the most delicious summer grilled corn salad.
The smoky-sweet roasted corn is the absolute star of this salad. It gives the salad a vibrant taste while making it crunchy and refreshing. Sweet corn is in season during the summer, so it is the perfect time to make a corn salad!
The last time I made this salad was for my daughter’s birthday, and it was a crowd-pleaser! Be sure to make a large bowl because it will for sure be a big hit. This summer, grilled corn salad can be served as a refreshing appetizer to a meat-heavy meal or even a meal of its own. The salad should be served cold, so after making the salad, let it sit in the fridge for at least half an hour before serving. This will also allow all the goodness of flavors to come together.
How to Grill The Corn
For the best-grilled corn, place it on a hot BBQ for about 15 to 20 minutes. Rotate the corn for 7-10 minutes to roast each side evenly. The flames from the grill will give the corn a golden-brown color, and you can taste the charred flavor. ( see my tip How to Remove Grilled Corn Kernels.)
If you don’t have a BBQ grill, roast the corn in the oven. Just wrap them tightly in tin foil and brush them with butter. The butter makes the corn soft, rich, and creamy.
Roast the corn in a preheated oven at 425 for about 20 minutes. Make sure to rotate the corn once to be evenly cooked.
Can I Use Canned Corn?
Corn is the main ingredient in this salad, so it is best to use corn on the cob, but you can also use canned corn. If you use canned corn, the salad will be sweeter, and the corn kernels won’t be as plump and fresh, but it is a good alternative if you are short on time.
You can also roast the canned corn by heating it on a stove. First, drain a can of corn and add it to a frying pan with some oil. Once the corn kernels turn brown, they can be used in the salad! Using canned corn cuts out much of the preparation time, but it is worth using fresh corn.
What to Serve With This Grilled Corn Salad?
This vibrant grilled corn salad offers endless possibilities for pairing and complementing various dishes, making it a versatile addition to any meal or gathering. Its light and refreshing flavors perfectly complement main dishes like juicy kofta, succulent BBQ baby ribs, or grilled bass, enhancing the overall dining experience.
For larger gatherings, consider serving this grilled corn salad alongside other enticing salads, such as a refreshing watermelon salad, which adds a delightful burst of sweetness to the spread. Additionally, grilled zucchini and asparagus can be excellent side dishes to accompany the salad, providing a variety of textures and flavors that cater to different taste preferences.
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