This is ultimate summer salad; fresh, seasonal vegetables combined with the BBQ. I came up with this salad while at my local farmer’s market where I bought all the produce for this great dish.
We served the salad along with some grilled BBQ chicken breasts but it would also go great with any grilled fish or steak. Stop by your local farmer’s market, invite some friends over, fire up the grill and give this salad a try this weekend!
Grilled Corn and Zucchini Salad (printable recipe)
- 3 ears of corn, shucked
- 2 zucchini, halved lengthwise
- 3 scallions, thinly sliced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/3 cup fresh basil, chiffonade
- 1/4 cup of olive oil plus one tablespoon
- Juice of 1 lemon, divided
- 3 ounces of feta cheese
- Salt & pepper
In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup olive oil and half the lemon juice. Using a pastry brush, apply lemon oil all over zucchini and corn then sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.
Once grill is ready, add the zucchini and corn, turning as necessary until vegetables have grill marks and are cooked through. Remove and let cool. Once they are easy to handle, cut kernals off the cob and cut zucchini into 1 inch chunks.
Place in bowl, then add scallions, cherry tomatoes, basil, feta cheese, juice from the other 1/2 a lemon, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Taste salad and add salt and pepper as necessary.
We also grilled some chicken breast with the same marinade, sliced thin, and topped with Country Bob's Spicy BBQ Sauce. It is sweet, tangy, and just the right amount of heat. Enjoy!
Country Bob's Spicy All Purpose was sent to us as a promotional gift.