There are two types of side dish – those that are meant to accompany something specific, and those that are versatile enough to accompany just about anything. This salad falls into the second group, and really shines with grilled meats, like chicken or pork chops. So bust it out and impress everyone. I’d be willing to put money down that you’ll get compliments on it. Just don’t botch the meat. ;)
Turn the corn(in husk) 1/4 turn for 5 minutes each. Been doing it this way for 50 years!
I just made this tonight for my Bunco group and it was a huge hit! Thanks for a fresh and easy side dish.
This looks so good! I’m going to try it this weekend. Any alternate seasoning suggestions for a cilantro hater? Parsley?
Parsley could be good, but don’t use as much of it. A better option might be basil, but if someone doesn’t like cilantro, they may not like basil either. You could also skip the herb part altogether. It definitely adds, but the salad would still be good without it.
Made this last nice – delicious, light and fresh tasting. Thanks for the recipe!
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Oh man! This looks so good! Definitely giving this a try this summer!
I’m hoping you’ll share where you find qreat quality produce in SF, or if you get it else where…I’m a produce snob. :)
Harmon’s up in Orem has GREAT produce. It’s a bit out of the way, but worth it.
Thanks! I usually like Stokes in Salem for produce, but it’s been a while and I’m not sure they have the variety.
Man, you guys eat great.
That, we do.
Ok….I did this totally wrong last week…like everything! But now I know how to do it right – Thank-you!
Haha. I’m sure it still turned out great with Grill-Master George at the helm of the new grill. :)
Thanks for calling me out on the corn in tin foil!
Haha, no fingers pointed! Don’t tell, but there was a time when I did it, too. But it’s never too late to change. ;)
I’m with ya, leave out the beans!
I pull off like a layer or maybe two of the husk, but that’s cause I think that the charred parts are awesome. I also soak the corn for 10-15 min in sugar water (in the husk)… I think it makes it a little sweeter (might be placebo but I have done with and without in back to back weeks).
After grilling corn the first time I wondered why anyone would ever cook it any other way. Totally easy, and husking it is SOOOO much simpler after it’s grilled. Grab whats left of the silk at the top, pinch between two fingers, and peel like a banana. All the silk comes off with no stragglers to get into your teeth. I’ll never cook corn on the cob another way again. EVER.
Seriously. I’ve also baked it in the oven at 375 for like 15 minutes, still in the husk (when my grill runs out of propane without me knowing). It’s not quite as good, but better than boiling. Baking requires trimming the silk at the top and the husk parts that stick out (so they don’t dry out and catch fire), but a decent alternative.
Amazing!! Perfect timing. My son’s first birthday party is next week and I was just trying to figure out what new fun side dishes I can make. I put the ingredients on my shopping list. THANK YOU!! Any other favorite simple side dishes for a bbq?
I also wanted to say that I read your blog every day and I just adore your family. I have never commented before but know that I’m your fan. I love the addition of the recipes. Totally fits into my life of kids, home projects and cooking. Thanks for all the inspiration! Have a great weekend.
Thanks Tara! We’re glad to have you as our internet buddy. And tell your son happy birthday from us. It’ll mean nothing to him, since he probably has no clue who we are, but you can’t NOT wish someone a happy birthday after you find out it’s coming up, no matter how little you know them. :)
For the barbecue, the broccoli salad I posted this past Monday is a great one. Or a simple fruit salad with oranges, strawberries and kiwi. And of course, who doesn’t love potato chips at a barbecue. :)
This looks SO yummy. I love corn in the summer and am trying to find new flavours and new salads to create. Pinned it! Thanks for sharing. :)
You bet! Be sure to come back and let me know how you like it, or if you made any changes and how they turned out. :)
Yum, corn salad is delicious!! I make something very similar to this and add chick peas. yum yum.
That sounds like something my wife would love. I’ll have to give it a try!
Salad looks delicious! Do you soak your corn at all before throwing it on the grill?
I have, but I don’t usually because I didn’t notice a big difference. But, if you’re using some corn that looks a little dried out (the husk may be shriveled and crunchy), soaking it for 30 minutes or so first may help.
Hahaha. I was all ready to take notes! Never tried to grill corn, but even I could do this. Salad looks yummy too. Thanks for the tutorial Chris!
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