Recipe courtesy of Lackland Air Force Base

Grilled Street Corn Salad with Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette:

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons honey

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

3 cloves garlic

Zest and juice of 2 limes 

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup canola oil 

Grilled Street Corn Salad:

8 ounces okra

8 ears corn, husked

2 red bell peppers 

1 poblano pepper 

1/4 cup canola oil 

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

4 Roma tomatoes, small-diced 

1 red onion, small-diced

3 green onions, thinly sliced, for garnish 


  1. For the cumin-lime vinaigrette: Add the rice vinegar, cumin, honey, mustard, garlic, lime zest and juice, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper to a blender. Blend on low speed, then raise the speed to high and blend until everything is pureed. While on high speed, slowly add the canola oil to emulsify. Adjust the seasoning if needed.
  2. For the grilled street corn salad: Preheat the grill to medium-high. Ina bowl, toss the okra, corn, red peppers and poblano with the canola oil to coat, then place on the grill. Grill the corn and okra until lightly charred; set aside to cool. Grill the peppers until the skin is charred black; transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap to steam (this helps remove the skin). Once the peppers are cool, peel off the skin, remove the seeds and cut into small dice; add to a bowl. Cut the kernels off the corn and add to the bowl. Slice the okra into 1/4-inch rounds; add to the bowl. Add the parsley, tomatoes and red onions, and toss. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. To serve, toss the corn salad and with vinaigrette. Garnish with the green onions.