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Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad with Feta and Mint

15 minutes prep
20 minutes active cooking
35 minutes total

Makes 4 - 6 servings
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When I grill corn...

I usually eat it like elotes, the Mexican approach to corn on the cob that smears the charred kernels with a mayo-based sauce flavored with cilantro, chile, and garlic along with some queso fresco or cotija cheese. I always throw a few extra ears on the grill so I’ll have leftovers for a salad like this, inspired by another Mexican dish called esquites. The name comes from the Nahuatl word ízquitl, which means "toasted corn," and esquites is basically the same as elotes but the kernels are cut from the cob, mixed with mayo sauce, and eaten from a bowl. I skip the mayo (although you could add a dollop or two if you want) and make a simple dressing with lime and olive oil, add tomatoes and mint, and crumble in some feta.

What you'll need


For the shopping list


ears fresh corn, husks and silks removed


pint cherry tomatoes, halved

Handful of fresh mint, about ¼ cup roughly chopped


lime, juiced

From our shop

$15 - Napa - California

*any vinegar will do the job

$25 - Sicily - Italy

Madre Terra

$9 - Gossen Island - Norway

Kosher Sea Salt

$12 - Lesbos - Greece

Greek Feta


From the kitchen




Chef's Knife


Cutting Board


Mixing Bowl

Measuring Cups

Measuring Spoons

What you'll have to do

Step 1

Grill the corn over direct heat until some of the kernels are lightly charred. If you don’t have a grill, cook the corn under the broiler or in a 450F oven until lightly browned. Let cool, then slice the kernels off the cobs and place in a large bowl.

(Or cut the kernels from the ears and cook them in a hot skillet with a tablespoon or so of olive oil until browned.)

Step 2

Add the rest of the ingredients, crumbling the feta with your hands into the bowl. Mix well, taste and add salt if needed. Best at room temperature.

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Greek Feta

Essex St CheeseLesbos - Greece
Trio Red Wine Vinegar

Trio Red Wine Vinegar

Katz FarmNapa - California
Madre Terra
Olive Oil

Madre Terra

Madre TerraSicily - Italy
Kosher Sea Salt
Salt, Herbs, & Spices

Kosher Sea Salt

North Sea Salt WorksGossen Island - Norway

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