Thursday, June 6, 2013

Summer Grilled Corn Salad with Feta

Summer Grilled Corn Salad with Feta
Fresh Corn is one of my favorite things during the summer. The crisp snap as you bite into the sweet kernels just makes me happy.  There's nothing like it. I always make at least 4 extra ears of corn when we have it and hope that there are leftovers. I use the leftover corn to make corn fritters for breakfast or to make a summer salad like this. Cook once and get two meals out of it is my summer montra.

Summer Grilled Corn Salad with Feta

When we grill, I always grill some extra vegetables or meat for another meal. Grill while the grill is hot!! Last week I grilled stuff for that dinner, fennel for a pizza I wanted to make and some extra vegetables for this salad.

In addition to the grilled corn for this salad, I added some grilled zucchini and some cherry tomatoes. I had some feta so I threw some of that in and topped it all off with a light vinaigrette. It would have been great with some blue cheese crumbles instead of the feta  and with some fresh basil chopped up but I was out!



  • The kernels cut off of 4- 6 ears of grilled or cooked corn
  • 1 zucchini cooked and cut up into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup of cherry tomatoes 
  • 1/4 cup of chopped basil leaves- Optional
  • 1/3 cup of crumbled feta or blue cheese

Dressing- This dressing is a play on my good friend Kathy's. She makes this dressing with 2 TBS sugar for spinach and strawberry salad and it's delicious. I cut the sweetness for this corn salad but it is a great salad dressing recipe! 

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 TBS balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 dash of hot sauce- like Cholula
  • 2 teaspoons sugar   

 Whisk all ingredients together and pour over the salad. This can be done ahead of time to allow the flavors to meld together.
Summer Grilled Corn Salad with Feta

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