Grilled Crack Corn Salad

This grilled crack corn salad recipe pairs sweet and salty for an unexpectedly delicious summer side dish that pairs well with grilled meat!

This grilled crack corn salad recipe pairs sweet and salty for an unexpectedly delicious summer side dish that pairs well with grilled meat!

Grilling is a quintessential summer activity, and this Crack Corn Salad Recipe is the perfect way to take advantage of that delicious smoky flavor.

If you like sweet and savory together, then you’re going to love this Grilled Crack Corn Salad Recipe. It’s the perfect mix of flavors and textures, and it’s so easy to make. The sweetness of the grilled corn pairs perfectly with the salty bacon and creamy dressing.

If you’re looking for a fun and easy side dish to serve at your next barbecue, look no further than this Grilled Crack Corn Salad Recipe! It’s perfect for those who are looking for something a little different from the usual potato salads or macaroni salads.

The recipe is easy to follow and calls for ingredients that are likely already in your pantry. Plus, it’s sure to be a hit at your next cookout, in fact, it’s a must-try for any summer gathering! So fire up the grill and get started!

This grilled crack corn salad recipe pairs sweet and salty for an unexpectedly delicious summer side dish that pairs well with grilled meat!
This grilled crack corn salad recipe pairs sweet and salty for an unexpectedly delicious summer side dish that pairs well with grilled meat!

More Ways to Roast Corn for Salad

Using canned fire-roasted corn works really well and cuts down on prep time. Just drain well and toss into the salad.

Grilling: Grilling the corn is the best way to to get that deep, rich flavour from the corn that we want. Just brush with oil and season well before grilling for a few minutes on each side to get some nice char marks.

Stove-top – If you have a grill pan then you can grill the cob of corn right on your stove top. You can also cut the corn kernels off the cob and pan-roast the corn in a skillet on the stove-top over medium heat.

Oven – Cut the corn kernels off the cob, and toss the kernels with a tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Roast them on a sheet pan in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 15 to 20 minutes.

How to Store Grilled Corn Salad

This salad stores really well in the fridge when placed in an airtight container. It will keep for up to 3-4 days when properly stored and chilled.

Since it does store so well, you can make it ahead of time. I would not recommend freezing this salad.

This grilled crack corn salad recipe pairs sweet and salty for an unexpectedly delicious summer side dish that pairs well with grilled meat!

About the Ingredients for Grilled Crack Corn Salad

Corn – To make things easier we use canned roasted corn. You can also pan roast corn kernels in a little butter or oil in a cast iron skillet if you can’t find any already prepared roasted corn. Ideally though, roasting fresh ears of corn at home on your BBQ is going to give the best smoky flavor.

Bacon – You want perfectly crisp bacon here. Don’t use the pre-made bacon or bacon bits.

Onions – Use a large red onion. You can soak it in cold water for a bit to tame the flavor a little.

Tomato – Any type of tomato works really. You could also use cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes.

Ranch Salad Dressing – Use your favourite ranch dressing.

Cheddar Cheese – Sharp cheddar cheese is best here. Shred your own for the best flavour. Pre-shredded cheese just doesn’t hit the same way.

Garlic Powder – Adds a little extra punch to the dressing.

Salt & Pepper – Brings it all together.

Then garnish with fresh herbs. I used parsley but cilantro would work well too.

This grilled crack corn salad recipe pairs sweet and salty for an unexpectedly delicious summer side dish that pairs well with grilled meat!

Looking for More Tasty Salad Recipes?

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This Thai Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing is a satisfyingly crunchy cabbage salad loaded with a warm and spicy peanut dressing.

This grilled crack corn salad recipe pairs sweet and salty for an unexpectedly delicious summer side dish that pairs well with grilled meat!

How to Make Grilled Crack Corn Salad

Yield: 8 Servings | Prep Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups fire roasted corn ( 3 cans )
  • 12 slices crispy bacon, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup onions, diced
  • 1 Tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup Ranch salad dressing
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Parsley to garnish

Directions:

In a large bowl add the corn, onion, tomato, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Toss to combine.

Add the ranch dressing and mix to combine.

Add the shredded cheddar cheese and toss to combine.

Garnish with parsley

ENJOY!

Grilled Crack Corn Salad
Yield: 8 Servings

Grilled Crack Corn Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This grilled crack corn salad recipe pairs sweet and salty for an unexpectedly delicious summer side dish that pairs well with grilled meat!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fire roasted corn ( 3 cans )
  • 12 slices crispy bacon, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup onions, diced
  • 1 Tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup Ranch salad dressing
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Parsley to garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl add the corn, onion, tomato, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  2. Toss to combine.
  3. Add the ranch dressing and mix to combine.
  4. Add the shredded cheddar cheese and toss to combine.
  5. Garnish with parsley
  6. ENJOY!!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1/2 Cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 710mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 12g

This information is provided as a courtesy and for entertainment purposes only. This information comes from online calculators. Although rosemaryandmaple.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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This grilled crack corn salad recipe pairs sweet and salty for an unexpectedly delicious summer side dish that pairs well with grilled meat!

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