Grilled Corn Summer Salad Recipe

Inspired by esquites, Mexican grilled sweet corn salad, you should be eating this salad at the nearest beach or picnic.
August 24, 2017, 11:00pm
Grilled Corn Summer Salad Recipe

"We love it because it's our take on esquites but using the amazing sweet corn that is available to us."

Servings: 4
Prep time: 45 minutes
Total time: 1 hour


for the candied pepitas:
½ cup raw pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons granulated sugar

for the cumin dressing:
½ cup toasted cumin powder
2 garlic cloves
¼ cup|60 ml apple cider vinegar
½ cup|120 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
1 lime, juiced
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
1 cup|237 ml olive oil


for the corn:
4 grilled corn on the cobs with kernels cut off cobs
¼-½ cup cotija cheese
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons mint, chopped
¼-½ cup candied pepitas
cumin dressing


  1. First, make the candied pumpkin seeds. Heat a medium skillet over medium-low, toss in raw pumpkin seeds followed by the granulated sugar. Toss seeds around for about 2-3 minutes until seeds are coated and toasted. Set aside to cool.
  2. Next, make the cumin dressing. In a blender, combine all ingredients except for olive oil. Blend for about 30 seconds or until combined. Then gradually add the olive oil. Makes about 2-3 cups of dressing.
  3. Now, make the salad. In a medium size bowl, combine all ingredient minus the dressing. Mix with large spoon or hands. Then gradually add dressing to taste. Serve in a wooden bowl or cups and top with fresh sprig of mint!

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