Grilled Corn "Tabbouleh"


Grilled fresh corn kernels take the place of bulgur wheat and lend a slightly sweet edge in Virginia's version of the Lebanese grain salad known as tabbouleh (also sometimes spelled tabouleh or tabouli). Aleppo pepper is mild — if you love heat, add more!

Grilled Corn Tabbouleh
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 6 corn, shucked

  • ¾ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon ground Aleppo pepper, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • ¾ teaspoon flaky sea salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat a grill pan or outdoor grill over high heat. Lightly oil grate.

  2. Add ears of corn to pan and grill, turning occasionally, until lightly charred on all sides and tender, 12 to 15 minutes.

  3. Transfer corn to a cutting board. Let stand until cool enough to handle, about 5 minutes. Cut kernels from cobs. Discard cobs or reserve for another use. Coarsely chop 1/4 cup parsley leaves and transfer to a large bowl. Add remaining 1/2 cup parsley leaves, the corn, mint, jalapeño, garlic, oil, Aleppo pepper, coriander, lemon zest, and lemon juice to bowl. Stir to combine. Season with salt and black pepper. Serve salad immediately or chill, covered, overnight.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

144 Calories
4g Fat
28g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 144
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 357mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Protein 5g
Potassium 462mg 10%

* 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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