Grilled Corn Salad with Chayote Squash

My roasted corn salad with chayote squash. Refrigerate overnight, if possible. The longer that the mixture is allowed to sit, the more flavorful it will become.

Prep Time:
50 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 35 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs 35 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, or more to taste

  • 8 ears corn, shucked

  • 2 chayote squash, peeled and quartered

  • 2 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise

  • 2 Anaheim chile peppers

  • 1 medium red onion, minced

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, minced

  • 1 medium lime, zested and juiced

  • 1 pinch salt to taste


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

  2. Oil corn, chayote squash, zucchini, and chile peppers; place on a rack for 5 minutes to allow excess oil to drip off.

  3. Transfer vegetables to the preheated grill and cook until they have a nice brown crust, 10 to 15 minutes. The corn should have some kernels that are close to burning, and the peppers will be expanding and making popping noises. Remove from the grill and allow to cool, about 30 minutes.

  4. Remove and discard the plastic-like skin from the peppers by scraping the blade of a knife along the outsides. Mince peppers, dice zucchini and chayote, and cut corn kernels off the cobs. Transfer all to a bowl and add onion, cilantro, lime zest and juice, and salt to taste. Add more olive oil if the mixture is dry or if you want the flavor to be more pronounced.

Cook's Note:

If you don't allow oil to drip off the vegetables before grilling, the oil will cause the grill to catch fire and you will end up with soot on your vegetables.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

166 Calories
4g Fat
33g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 166
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 58mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 53mg 266%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 715mg 15%

* 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.

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