Southwestern Roasted Corn Salad


Corn has never tasted so good! This is a perfect side dish for a BBQ and tastes great on a hot summer day.

close up view of Southwestern Roasted Corn Salad served with guacamole and a burrito on a plate
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
8 servings


  • 8 ears fresh corn in husks

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • 1 red onion, chopped

  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

  • 3 limes, juiced

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce


  1. Place the corn in a large pot with enough water to cover, and soak at least 15 minutes.

  2. Preheat grill for high heat. Remove silks from corn, but leave the husks.

  3. Place corn on the preheated grill. Cook, turning occasionally, 20 minutes, or until tender. Remove from heat, cool slightly, and discard husks.

  4. Cut the corn kernels from the cob, and place in a medium bowl. Mix in the red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and red onion.

  5. In a blender or food processor, mix the cilantro, olive oil, garlic, lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Blend until smooth, and stir into the corn salad.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
15g Fat
24g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Sodium 356mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 49mg 244%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 385mg 8%

* 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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