Summer Salad with Grilled Corn


An abundance of fresh garden veggies inspired this one. My husband deemed it summer in a bowl.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
19 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 54 mins
2 servings


  • 2 ears sweet white corn, husked

  • 8 ounces canned white beans, rinsed and drained

  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 Roma tomato, chopped

  • 3 leaves fresh spinach, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon Gorgonzola cheese

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • avocado, chopped


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add corn; cook until almost tender, about 6 minutes. Drain.

  2. Preheat grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Grill corn until charred, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Allow to cool until easily handled, about 10 minutes.

  3. Cut kernels off the corn cobs into a large bowl. Stir in white beans, red bell pepper, tomato, spinach, cilantro, Gorgonzola cheese, and chives.

  4. Mix olive oil, white vinegar, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, and black pepper together in a small bowl. Pour over corn mixture and stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and chill, at least 1 hour.

  5. Top with chopped avocado before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

468 Calories
25g Fat
54g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 468
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 173mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 16g 58%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 65mg 327%
Calcium 150mg 12%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 1492mg 32%

* 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.