Chef Scott's Smoked Corn Relish Salad


This salad is great with chicken or trout grilled over a campfire. It's perfect for backyard picnics. The white balsamic vinegar adds sweetness and the jalapenos and cilantro add a little Texas flair to this family favorite!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
10 servings


  • 3 cups fresh corn kernels

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch cubes

  • ½ cup chopped red onion

  • ½ cup sliced celery

  • 1 (2.25 ounce) can sliced ripe olives, drained

  • 1 cup white balsamic vinegar

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 jalapeno, cut into 1/4-inch pieces, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Toss corn kernels with 1/2 cup vegetable oil in a skillet.

  3. Place skillet in the preheated grill and roast until browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer corn to a large bowl and add bell pepper, onion, celery, and olives.

  4. Whisk vinegar, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, cilantro, jalapeno, and granulated garlic in a small bowl. Pour vinegar mixture over corn mixture; toss. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

218 Calories
18g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 218
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 21mg 103%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 216mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.