Grilled Summer Salad with Local Corn

Grilled Summer Salad with Local Corn

I cheated just a little. I confess. YUP. This locavore bought corn that was grown and trucked up from the south so I could prepare and share this recipe with you. But only because I want you to be READY to fire up your grills when local corn hits your very own farmers’ market.


This salad tastes like summer.  Sweet little grape tomatoes, grilled but still firm zucchini and sunny yellow squash get tossed with barely charred corn sheered off the cob and a handful of other readily available ingredients.  Easy, summery, local, delicious.

Chef Cecily Gans shared the recipe with us for Father’s Day and included one cup of crumbled feta or goat cheese in the mix. We left the cheese off (the vegan version) since we prepared it to eat with the Grilled Chicken with Smoky Molasses BBQ Sauce. The next day, I stayed meat free (kosher keepers don’t eat meat with dairy) and threw in some not too salty feta from Beltane Farms into the salad. It was divine.

Either way, this is a great staple to have in your recipe toolbox. Toss it together when firing up your grill any time this summer.

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