This grilled corn and feta salad is packed with all the beautiful, fresh produce that late summer has on offer. It can be served as a side dish, but it is equally delicious as a main course! Quick, easy and ideal for this time of the year!
I honestly can't believe how quickly this summer has gone by! It feels like only a week ago I was enjoying the July's heatwave and swimming in the local lakes! But just before we move properly into the new season and summer disappears for another year, I have a delicious recipe for you to try!
Grilled corn and feta salad
Can you believe it's been over a year since I last posted a recipe for salad?!? This Greek salad made an appearance in July last year, and since then...well...somehow salads disappeared from the blog. I'm planning to expand this section in the future, so today's recipe seems like a good starting point!
As sweetcorn is now in season, and I absolutely love cooking with it, I thought I will share this delicious and incredibly easy recipe for grilled corn and feta salad. It was inspired and adapted from one of my favourite food blogs out there, Half Baked Harvest.
This salad will make a winning side dish, but it is equally good to be served as a main course, perhaps with some crusty bread or a cheeky portion of chips (no such thing as too many carbs, right?). There is a great selection of different vegetables, flavours and textures in this grilled corn salad, and I think this is what makes it so delicious. Sweetness of the corn and saltiness of feta cheese work wonderfully together!
What ingredients do I need to make this grilled corn salad?
The most obvious one will be a sweetcorn. You will need a couple of cobs or ears of corn. They can be grilled using BBQ, traditional oven with grill function, or simply by using griddle pan. You will also need about 150 g of cubed, good quality feta cheese. As far as the rest of the ingredients goes, you can add whatever your heart desires. Because the tomatoes are still in season, I'm using a mix of juicy baby tomatoes. There is also a cucumber, chickpeas, avocado and fresh basil.
Dressing is made with a mixture of extra virgin olive oil, shallot, lemon juice, honey, red wine vinegar and some dried chilli flakes.
How to make grilled corn and feta salad?
Firstly, grill your corn by using any of the methods mentioned above. I like to use my griddle pan, as it's quick and hassle free. If you are opting for this method, make sure the pan is super hot before placing the corn on it. Once the corn is in, grill it for about 10 minutes, turning frequently to ensure it cooks evenly. Use a sharp knife to cut the kernels off the cob into a large bowl.
Add all the rest of the ingredients into the bowl, then prepare the dressing. Gently heat the extra virgin olive oil in a small pan, then add finely chopped shallot. Fry it for a couple of minutes, stirring constantly to make sure it doesn't catch. Set it aside to allow it to cool a bit, then simply mix it with the rest of the dressing ingredients. Pour the dressing over the salad, gently combine it all together and enjoy!
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Grilled corn and feta salad
- 2 medium sweet corns
- 1 can chickpeas 240g drained weight
- 300 g mixed baby tomatoes halved
- 1 large cucumber cubed
- 30 g green olives
- 1 large avocado cubed
- 150 g feta cubed
- 25 g fresh basil roughly chopped
- 1 medium shallot finely chopped
- 70 ml extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoon honey
- 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
- Heat large griddle pan until very hot and place corn cobs in the pan. Grill for 10 minutes, turning frequently. Remove corn from the pan and using a sharp knife, cut the kernels downward, as close to the base of kernels as possible. Rotate the ear of corn and repeat the cut until all the kernels have been removed.
- Place all the salad ingredients into a large bowl and mix gently.
- To make dressing, fry the finely chopped shallot in the olive oil for a couple of minutes, then set aside and allow it to cool. Place all the other ingredients in a small jug, pour the olive oil with shallot and mix until well combined.
- Drizzle the salad with the dressing and serve!
Please note that all my recipes are developed and tested in metric grams. I recommend that you use digital scales for a more accurate results. I have provided a conversion to US customary in the recipe but please note that I haven’t tested using this method.
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Still getting fresh corn at the market so this recipe is perfect!!
Yay! Happy to hear that Jess! There's still plenty of corn over here too, which makes me a very happy girl!
That’s a first for me, but just thinking about it the flavor combination seems delicious! Definitely need to try this...
Thanks so much, I hope you will enjoy this salad as much as I do!
Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life
This corn salad looks so fresh and summery! And what perfect timing as I just got a bunch of home grown cherry tomatoes from my cousin. Can't wait to make this!
Yay! Excited to hear that you will be trying it out Claire! Thanks so much!
Those flavor combos sound amazing! Feta is one of my favorite cheeses to add to salads. I bet the grilled corn makes this salad so flavorful!
Hi Michele, thanks for your sweet comment! Same here, feta is one of my faves, and i just love crumbling it into almost everything!
Well this is just about the prettiest salad I have come across in a long time! Love all the flavours, delicious!
Awww you're so sweet Donna, thank you so much, very happy to hear that!
Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous sounding and looking salad. I have got to try this! YUM!
Thanks Jess, I hope you will try the recipe and like it as much as I do!
Marisa F. Stewart
That salad is gorgeous. I really like the idea of grilling the corn - gives it so much flavor. I could eat the salad as my entire meal - Feta cheese is simply the right addition to the salad. Sweet corn and salty feta - a great combination.
Thanks so much Marisa, it is a lovely combo, corn and feta! And grilling or roasting veggies always adds an extra depth of flavour to them!
What a bright and colorful salad! It's still really hot where I live and I just can't wait to serve this! So cool and refreshing!! YUM!
Hey Amanda! Thanks for stopping by! Glad you like the recipe, and hope you will give it a go!
This salad is the perfect way to use up the end of summer vegetables from the garden.
Couldn't think of a better use for them veggies Sharon! 🙂
Your photos are so beautiful! This salad looks so delicious...corn and feta is a fabulous combo. Yum!
Thank you for your sweet comment Tammy! So glad to hear that you like the photos! And yes, sweetness of corn and salty feta go very well together for sure!
I need to make this before the local corn season is over. I love all the fresh ingredients in this dish!
Thank you Analida! I've been eating my body's weight in sweetcorn over the last couple of weeks! Making the most of the season before it's gone for another year!
This grilled corn and feta salad is so colorful and full of all my favorite summer veggies. I'm adding this to my list of foods to make this month.
Thanks so much Kelly, I hope you will try it and love the flavours as much as I do!
What a beautiful Salad Anna. Loving all the fresh and summery vibes. Wish summers could stay for little longerr.
Hey friend! Lovely to see you here! Thanks so much, and yeah, me too! I'm a summer person, and definitely not ready to let go of it yet! Dreading winter already!
Beautiful images of a wonderful salad! It looks so darn inviting! I'm aching for some sweet corn now. For sure my kind of recipe and will be made soon!
Thank you so much Paula, that's so kind of you! Let me know if you try the recipe, I would love to know what you think!
That looks delicious. I've never had a salad quite like this before, but I know two things for sure: I love grilled corn, and I love feta cheese. This should be awesome.
Hi Ben, thanks so much for stopping by and your kind words. Yes, the combination of these two ingredients is so lovely, definitely worth trying!