Grilled Chili Lime Corn Salad

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chili lime corn saladOne of my favorite parts of summer is fresh corn on the cob. We have a little stand just down the street that sells farm fresh corn and there is nothing better than fresh picked corn.

Whenever we have a potluck or BBQ to attend in the summer, I often go straight for a corn dish to share because they are simple, seasonal, quick and delicious. I’ve previously shared is one of my favorite Corn Salad recipes, but this  grilled chili lime corn salad is making a run for the title of “favorite corn salad.”  I think lime pairs so well with corn. The tartness sets off the sweetness of the fresh corn. Add a little heat with some cayenne and a little saltiness with feta cheese. You really can’t go wrong here.

I’ve shared before how I prefer to grill the corn on the BBQ instead of heating up the kitchen. It make things simple and gives the corn a little smokey flavor.

chili lime corn salad

This salad is done in about 30 minutes, which is awesome when you are rushing to get to that BBQ on time and still have to wipe the grime off of all your children’s faces, hands, feet, chests, hair and pretty much every surface to convince your friends (and maybe yourself) that your children don’t actually live in a dumpster in the back yard.

Chili Lime Corn Salad

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8-10 servings

Chili Lime Corn Salad


  • 6 ears fresh corn
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon kosher salt, to taste
  • 6 ounces crumbled feta cheese


  1. Place corn with husk intact directly on grates of bbq l for about 15 minutes, until corn is tender. Let it cool until you are able to handle it. Remove husk and cut corn kernels from cob.
  2. Gently toss still warm corn with butter. While it cools further, mix together in a small bowl the lime juice and zest, cilantro, cumin and cayenne pepper. Mix gently with corn. Gently stir in crumbled feta and season with salt to taste.
  3. Serve immediately.

I feel like summer is whizzing by, but hopefully you still have some summer get-togethers to attend.

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