grilling season. [spicy grilled corn salad w. avocado & cotija]

July 17th, 2014 by | comments


I love summertime, primarily because it’s grilling season. I’ve always been a fan of grilled food with that delicious char flavor. This spicy corn salad has the grilled taste and bursts with flavor, from the spice of the hot sauce to the sweetness of the sugar and honey. The dish pairs wonderfully with grilled chicken, and even better with this honey-lime chicken burrito!

spicy grilled corn salad w. avocado & cotija
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Serves: 4
  • 4 ears fresh sweet corn, shucked
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 3 tbsp. Louisiana Hot Sauce
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp. jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 3 tsp. honey
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cotija cheese, for topping
  • Cilantro, for garnish
  1. Preheat grill to medium.
  2. Coat corn with oil and grill until lightly charred, turning frequently, 10-15 minutes.
  3. Whisk lime juice, hot sauce, cilantro, jalapeno, sugar, honey, salt and pepper together in a small bowl while corn grills. Allow corn to cool slightly, then slice kernels off cob and toss in dressing to coat. Add avocado and tomato to the corn mixture. Garnish with Cotija cheese and cilantro.




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  • MyKabulKitchen

    I love grilled corn, never have thought to use it in a dish as I usually cant help but eat it right off the grill, but this looks delish!

  • Traditionally Modern Food

    Grilled corn is my fav:) looks delicious

  • Angie@Angie’s Recipes

    The salad must be packed full of summer flavours!

  • Dailyinakitchen

    Going to make this this weekend, looks absolutely amazing!

  • Choc Chip Uru

    This corn salad looks so summery and delicious, nice work :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide

    You make the best stuff! This looks fantastic.

    • Caroline

      Aw thanks Greg!!