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Charred Corn with Grilled Summer Veggies

This is a summer vegetable garden salad. Charred corn, roasted red peppers, cherry tomatoes, grilled zucchini, and eggplant. The best of a midsummer garden.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: charred corn roasted red peppers grilled vegetales salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 74kcal


  • bbq or grill pan


  • 2 ears Corn
  • 1 Pepper roasted red
  • 1 Zucchini medium
  • 1 yellow squash medium
  • ¼ Eggplant small
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil or a high smoke point oil for roasting
  • 2 tbsp Italian parsley
  • 2 tbps Oregano fresh minced or 1 tsp dried
  • 2 tbsp Basil fresh minced or 1 tsp dried
  • 1 tbsp Thyme fresh minced or 1/2 tsp dry
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar aged/good quality is best if you have it.
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin


  • Grill the corn until some of the kernels are charred in the grill pan. On the BBQ you can leave the husk on. Cut the corn off the cob once it is charred and cooled. Put in a large bowl.
    grilled corn on grill pan
  • Roast the red pepper (click here for how to roast red peppers), peel, remove the seeds and membranes and dice. Add to the corn.
    roasted red peppers
  • Slice and grill the squash and eggplant until fork tender. Once they are grilled, put them in a glass dish and add the fresh minced herbs. Cover the dish for 30 minutes to steam and wilt the herbs.
    grilled zucchini
  • Chop the roasted squash and eggplant, add to the corn.
  • Slice the cherry tomatoes in half and add.
    grilled corn salad ingredients
  • Drizzle the balsamic vinegar and olive oil over the salad. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
    charred corn salad


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Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 316IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2mg