10 Best Grilled Corn Salads of Summer

At the peak of summer, corn is candy-sweet on its own and you can enjoy it right off the cob. But cooking corn on your grill or BBQ makes it taste even better. Those smoky, sweet kernels of corn are the perfect ingredient for your summer salads.  Here are our 10 sumptuous summer salad recipes made with delicious grilled corn.

1. Grilled Corn Salad

In this salad, grilled corn is mixed with diced green bell peppers, tomatoes, red onion, fresh cilantro, and olive oil. It’s simple, but perfectly balanced, seasoned, and bursting with bright flavors. To make sure those flavors are at their best, allow the salad to sit for at least 30 minutes before eating.

Grilled Corn Salad

Photo by Molly

2. Grilled Corn and Edamame Succotash Salad

In this light and refreshing salad, grilled corn is paired with edamame, and dressed with olive oil, white wine vinegar, and basil.

Grilled Corn and Edamame Succotash Salad

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2. Summer Salad with Grilled Corn

This deliciously different salad has grilled corn, white beans, Gorgonzola cheese, and spinach. Enjoy it as a light meal, or pair it up with burgers or hotdogs.

Summer Salad with Grilled Corn

Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

3. Grilled Corn and Poblano Salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette

This salad gets a double whammy of heat from poblano peppers and chipotle peppers in adobo. You can make this salad ahead of time, just be sure to add avocado right before serving.

Photo by Meredith

Grilled Corn and Poblano Salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette

4. Best Ever Cilantro Corn Salsa

We continue with the corn and avocado pairing in this awesome chip topper. This corn salsa is also great with burgers or inside cheese quesadillas.

Best Ever Cilantro Corn Salsa

Photo by Candice

6. Grilled Vegetable Salad with Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

Grilled corn shares the spotlight with grilled summer veggies in this hearty salad. You’re going to love the herbaceous dressing made with parsley, dill, chives, and cilantro.

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

Photo by Meredith

7. Corn Salad with Creamy Italian Dressing

Here’s an Italian take on the corn salad. The creamy Italian dressing is going to make the salad sing! Make a double batch of the dressing to use half as a marinade for beef or chicken skewers to serve along the salad.

Corn Salad with Creamy Italian Dressing

Photo by Chef John

8. Southwestern Roasted Corn Salad

Big, bold and bright, this salad is great for summer potlucks, can be made ahead of time, and is delicious served with fajitas or BBQ chicken.

Southwestern Roasted Corn Salad

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9. Corn in a Cup (Elote en Vaso)

This Mexican style grilled corn salad is served with cilantro, lime, Cotija cheese and a liberal dash of hot sauce.

Corn in a Cup Elote en Vaso

Photo by CountryGirlGourmet

10. Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Corn

Fresh corn and summer tomatoes makes the best spaghetti salad you’ve ever tasted.

Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Corn

Photo by sleepeng

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