Grilled Corn Salsa

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 23, 2011 at 5:27pm

grilled corn salsa

Sweet is good, but salty-sweet is better.

As Minnesota State Fair goers know, grilling makes corn even cornier, drying the kernels a bit and concentrating their flavor to sweet, chewy heaven. Sliced off the cob, tossed with crunchy onion, fresh cilantro, a squirt of lime – and salt of course! – this salsa is just lovely summer food. I thought I’d be tempted to add fresh chiles to the mix but you know what? I think the salsa is better without the heat.

The corn is the salty-sweet star here, just the way it should be.

Grilled Corn Salsa
Angharad Guy, Eating for England
Serves 4 as an appetizer with tortilla chips

2 ears sweet corn, husked
olive oil
1/4 red onion, chopped
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
1/2 lime, juiced (perhaps more, to taste)
pinch of cumin
salt

tortilla chips

Preheat grill. Lightly coat the corn with olive oil. Grill corn, turning occasionally, until lightly charred on all sides, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

In a medium bowl, stir together onion and cilantro.

In a small jar, combine lime juice, cumin, salt, and a drizzle of olive oil. Shake and set aside.

Slice cooled corn off the cob and add to the bowl of onion and cilantro, pour in the dressing, and toss. Adjust seasoning by adding a bit more salt and/or another squirt of lime to taste. Serve with tortilla chips.


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  1. By FreshTartSteph on September 6, 2011 at 7:13PM

    Hi Heather! Thanks for the sweet comments, love that both the corn & okra recipes fit the bill. Both are the ideas of cooks much smarter than I am - which I love - and both ROCK! Love that your friend took a pic, ha, that's when you know it's goooood ;)

  2. By Heather Jacobsen on September 4, 2011 at 1:24PM

    Stephanie, you did it again. Every time I come to your blog I see a dish that I was just about to make - only you always make it one step better! I seriously was going to make a corn salad tomorrow, and now I know what recipe I'm going to use! :)

    By the way, I also wanted to say that I gave my CSA okra to one of my friends while I was away and told her to make your okra, tomato, bacon recipe. She did, and she loved it so much, she even took a picture! :)

    Thanks as always, for your awesome inspiration.