This delicious and fresh Corn Salad features grilled sweet corn tossed with onion, bell pepper, avocado and a simple homemade dressing. It's as delicious as it is appetizing and it's perfect for Summer potlucks and BBQ's.
Whisk dressing ingredients together and set aside.
Add 1-2 inches of water to a large skillet. Bring to a boil. Add corn and cook for 3-4 minutes, rotating to cook on all sides. Drain.
Heat grill on medium-high heat. Brush corn lightly with olive oil and grill for a few minutes, rotating it as it cooks, until golden on all sides.
Allow the corn to cool and then cut corn off of the cob and add to a bowl. Add remaining ingredients and drizzle with desired amount of dressing. Toss to combine.
Make Ahead Instructions: The vegetables can be chopped and the dressing made ahead of time and kept in the fridge. Wait to pour the dressing on and add the avocado until ready to serve.Variations:
Boil Corn: Fill a large pot with water (enough to cover the corn cobs), and bring the water to a boil. Add corn to the water and bring the water back to a boil (this will just take a couple of minutes). Turn off the heat and let the corn sit in the hot water for 5-10 minutes.
Grilled Corn: Turn grill to high heat. Brush the corn lightly with olive oil and place it on the grill for a few minutes, rotating it as it cooks, until it's golden on all sides. For this recipe, I prefer to steam my corn for a few minutes and then grill it for a few minutes. It creates the perfect juicy corn on the cob but also gives it a nice grill flavor that goes perfectly in this corn salad.
Frozen Corn: Thaw corn in the fridge overnight, or warm in the microwave just until thawed. Add corn and a little bit of oil to a very hot skillet and cook it for a few minutes, tossing occasionally, until many kernels are lightly browned.
Vegetables: You can use a sweet onion or green onion instead of the purple onion. Any color bell pepper would work fine.