I am a huge fan of grilling.  The only problem is that most sides are not grilled.  This salad solves that problem.  The corn is fire roasted on the grill so you can make it right along with your steak or barbecue dishes.  In addition the grilled corn adds a bit of smokiness to the salad to make a complimentary flavor to your barbecues.  This is a great side dish for your summer picnic or barbecue.

Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salad – (adapted from MyRecipes)

  • 2  cups  fresh corn kernels (about 3 ears)*
  • 1  (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1  cup  chopped tomato
  • 1/3  cup  lime juice
  • 1/4  cup  red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2  jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2  tablespoons  chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2  teaspoons  hot sauce
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground coriander
  • 1/2  teaspoon  pepper

Shuck the corn and place it directly on the grill over high heat.

Grilling Corn

Turn the corn every once in a while until the corn is blackened in sections and fully cooked.

Grill the corn until golden and roasted

Cut the corn off the ears by placing a small bowl upside down in a larger bowl.  That way you can cut the whole ear without your knife touching the bowl while still catching all of the kernels.  There is nothing worse than doing a kernel hunt in your kitchen.  Those little buggers go everywhere.

Cut the kernels off of the ear of corn

Combine corn and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Add the remaining ingredients

This is a great salad.

A great salad

This is a must have at any picnic or barbecue.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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  1. This is a step up from the corn/black bean salsa that I normally do. Love the roasted corn. That steak in the background looks awesome too!

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