Broccoli and Grilled Corn Salad

  • Active Time 25m
  • Total Time 25m
  • Rating ****

Serves 6

Grilling adds a touch of caramel complexity to corn's natural sweetness, making it into something really extraordinary. This salad's sweet-and-sour celery seed dressing recalls that of some traditional coleslaws or corn relishes, while broccoli adds color and additional crunch.


  • 8 cups (about 1 pound) small broccoli florets
  • 6 ears sweet tender corn, shucked
  • 1/2 cup corn oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt it lightly, add the broccoli and cook uncovered, stirring once or twice, until just crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain. Transfer to a bowl of iced water and, when cool, drain again and pat dry.

Light a charcoal fire and let it burn down to medium-hot or preheat a gas grill to medium-high. Position the rack about 6 inches above the heat source. Meanwhile, brush the ears of corn on all sides with 3 tablespoons of the oil. When the grill is ready, lay the corn on the rack. Cover and grill, turning occasionally, until the corn is lightly and evenly browned, about 12 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and cool.

With a long, sharp knife, cut the kernels off the ears and transfer them to a bowl. Add the remaining 5 tablespoons oil, vinegar, sugar, celery seed, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in the corn and the onion. The salad can be prepared to this point several hours in advance. Cover and refrigerate, returning it almost to room temperature before proceeding.

TO SERVE: Stir in the broccoli. Adjust the seasoning. Serve within 30 minutes or so of completion.

Recipe created exclusively for by Michael McLaughlin.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 4036

nutrition information per serving

280 calories; 20g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 36mg sodium; 26g carbohydrates; 5g fiber; 5g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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