Grilled Corn Salad with Feta

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This charred Grilled Corn Salad with Feta is an easy 5-ingredient summer side dish. It goes perfect with anything you’re grilling!

This charred Grilled Corn and Feta Salad is an easy 5-ingredient summer side dish. It goes perfect with anything you're grilling!

Sweet summer corn doesn’t require much fuss to make it taste good, but the combination of sweet corn and slightly salty Feta cheese is simply magical, whether you enjoy this warm or cold! Toss in some fresh herbs and you have a winning salad combination.

How To Grill Charred Corn

This is the easiest method for grilling corn with charred edges. Peel the corn and remove the silks. Lightly spray corn with a little oil then grill over direct heat, turning the corn often until it is charred all over, about 12 to 15 minutes. To shell the corn, let it cool a few minutes then transfer to a cutting board and hold the corn upright. Using a sharp knife, cut the corn off the cobb.

Variations and Tips

  • Corn can be grilled a day ahead before assembling the salad.
  • Can be eaten warm or cold.
  • Add fresh diced tomatoes.
  • Swap the red onion for chives.
  • For a Mexican twist, add fresh cilantro, avocado and lime juice.

This charred Grilled Corn and Feta Salad is an easy 5-ingredient summer side dish. It goes perfect with anything you're grilling! This charred Grilled Corn and Feta Salad is an easy 5-ingredient summer side dish. It goes perfect with anything you're grilling! This charred Grilled Corn and Feta Salad is an easy 5-ingredient summer side dish. It goes perfect with anything you're grilling!

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This charred Grilled Corn and Feta Salad is an easy 5-ingredient summer side dish. It goes perfect with anything you're grilling!
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Grilled Corn Salad with Feta

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SP
153 Cals 5 Protein 18 Carbs 8 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 6 Servings
COURSE: Salad, Side Dish
CUISINE: American
This charred Grilled Corn Salad with Feta is an easy 5-ingredient summer side dish or light lunch. It goes perfect with anything you're grilling!

Ingredients

  • 6 large or 7 medium ears of corn
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Feta, crumbled
  • chopped fresh mint, cilantro or parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Set the grill to medium-high. Husk the corn. Grill 10 to 12 minutes, turning often, until charred in spots. Transfer to a cutting board and set aside to cool.
  • Cut the kernels off the cobb.
  • Put the corn, red onion and cheese in a medium salad bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil and toss.
  • Add the fresh herbs and toss again. Taste and add salt and pepper. Serve.

Notes

Corn can be grilled 1 day ahead before assembling the salad. Can be eaten warm or cold.

Nutrition

Serving: 2/3 cup, Calories: 153kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 200mg, Fiber: 2.5g, Sugar: 6.5g
Blue Smart Points: 3
Green Smart Points: 6
Purple Smart Points: 3
Points +: 4
Keywords: BBQ corn salad, Grilled Corn Salad, grilled corn salad and feta, grilled corn salad recipe, roasted corn salad

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61 comments

  1. just delicious. Did not add feta since guests do not ear cheese BUT not a kernel left. Even a four yr old ate her portion. Great dish to make when summer corn in season. Now I grill about 25 minutes. Turn cobs three times during grilling.

  2. Made this tonight, adding grape tomatoes and yellow pepper. It was a hit! We used on top of Carne Asada salads. 

  3. i made the the salad and it was amazing thank you ever so much Gina
    you are the best!!!!!!!!!
    my grandma said it was a tradiotianal greek dish [that is because im greek]
    you have inspired me to be a chef when i grow up
    everyone in my family absolutely loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    🙂

  4. it is the best salad i have ever tasted thank you skinny taste
    youdo not know how grateful i am you have inspired me to become a chef when i grow up

    • Also im greek and i love that you combined grilled corn with feta :]
      my grandma called it a traditional greek dish
      everyone in my family loooooooooved the taste and the combinations

      thank you ever so much Gina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Aww, thanks!

  5. Made this tonight with grilled chicken that I marinated with a Greek inspired marinade and it was absolutely delicious!! Everyone loved it. I used parsley instead of the mint since I had that on hand. Great, simple side dish!

  6. Delicious!!

  7. Do you have a recipe for sandwich filling using halibut instead of tuna? and what spices !

  8. A hit every time I make it!

  9. Can this be made a day in advance?

  10. This is wonderful!! Used low fat Feta and mint for the herb. Plus I had never grilled corn directly on the BBQ before.  It was so easy and the smell is divine!  Paired this with the salmon and avocado bruschetta plus grilled asparagus for a perfect dinner party. Everyone loved it!!  Thank you Gina!

  11. This was amazing! Originally, I was going to use parsley; however, my grocery store was out of it, and I decided to try it with mint. The flavors go together so well. Nice job on this one!

  12. Got rave reviews on this last night! Added zucchini and cherry tomatoes, and a squeeze of lime juice, to the base recipe. It was awesome!

  13. I loved this recipe!! So good and fresh!!

  14. Dinner party with 12.  Paired this with your Asian-Style Marinated Flank Steak and a bowl of sweet watermelon.  Everyone loved it!  I used the mint – and it was so cool and unique.  Thank you Gina!  I can always count on you!

  15. Can you make this ahead of time? Also how long would it last? It is a lot of salad and just wondering if it would be good a couple days after 🙂

  16. Love this recipe! Can you make using canned corn?? I may need to make a large batch. Thank you!

  17. Delish!  I had a leftover ear of corn so decided to make just a small amount of this and served it on top of brown rice (with cauliflower….can’t convert the family to entirely cauliflower “rice” so I do 1/2 and 1/2) and it was a huge hit!  This will be a summer staple for sure!  Thank you Gina for the continuous stream of outstanding recipes!

  18. Can this be made a day ahead and still taste great? 

  19. This was so very good!! Followed the recipe, did add fresh cilantro as suggested and also squeezed a fresh lime over it all. It’s a keeper!

  20. I made this and love it. No grill so just cooked the corn instead. Used green onion. Did not use any oil. Used cilantro and added a little lemon pepper. Served warm and also cold Great both ways, It would be so good for a potluck dish. A real keeper Thanks much.

  21. I also made it with the (frozen) Roasted Corn from Trader Joe’s and it turned out great. I used the suggested Mexican variation with added cilantro, lime juice, and avocado, and served it as a side for the SkinnyTaste Turkey Burgers w/ Zucchini. It was all so quick and easy to make and perfectly pleasing on a hot night!

  22. Made with dill and top it on grilled zucchini. Soooo delicious! I definitely want to try making this with queso fresco!

  23. How much frozen corn is 6-7 ears of corn?

    • Its looks like the total recipe makes 4 cups, and 3/4 cup is the feta and onion. So I would estimate 3 1/4 cups corn 🙂

  24. Made this on Sunday for a potluck BBQ. I added baby arugula. Sweet (corn), tangy (feta) and peppery (arugula) was a huge hit! Wish I had doubled the recipe!! Thanks, Gina! 🙂

  25. This was fantastic! Easy, fresh and delicious! The perfect summer side dish.

  26. Made this for a cookout….received a lot of compliments and requests for the recipe!! Best of all no one knew it was a “healthy” type recipe. Definitely a keeper!

  27. Excellent!

  28. Delicious. Grilled the corn over my gas stove top to make it easier. Really good recipe.

  29. Followed the exact recipe. It came out amazing. This will definitely Ben a summer staple 

  30. This dish is easy to make an absolutely delicious.  ;You’ve done it again Skinnytaste.  Thank you.

  31. Made this tonight and it was such a hit! My new go-to for potluck and bringing a side dish! 

  32. Using Trader Joe’s roasted corn in the freezer section would make prep a snap. Can’t wait to try it!

  33. Hi Gina! So looking forward to this tasty-looking recipe! Any idea how long this salad will hold up “nicely” (without becoming soggy or mushy)? Want to see how many days it’ll stay “fresh,” especially with the olive oil and feta mix… thanks!:)

  34. Could sub cojita cheese for the feta? I love feta, but have cojita left from making Gina’s Skinnytaste Warm Corn Salad and I don’t know what else to use it for.

  35. Is there a way to make thus orn salad without grilling? Will broiling work?  It sounds terrific!!

  36. Is there a specific brand of feta you use? I’ve been hit or miss with the ones I’ve tried. Might swap out for cotija cheese. 

  37. would I also be able to make this indoors on a grill pan as well? Looks delicious!!

  38. I’ve tried but just can’t like feta so I always substitute—curious about what you might suggest as a possible substitution?

  39. Could I sub cojita cheese for the feta? I love feta, but still have cojita from Gina’s Skinnytaste Warm Mexican Corn recipe and don’t know what else to use it with.

  40. I love feta…but I’ve never had it with corn before! Sounds delicious 🙂

  41. Would Gorgonzola cheese work?

  42. Looks like the perfect BBQ side.! Do you think I can take a little shortcut and just use the fire roasted corn from Trader Joe’s?