Grilled Corn, Tomato, Feta, and Herb Salad Recipe

A beautiful summer salad that is perfect when entertaining guests. Grilling the corn helps to bring out its sweetness and provides a subtle smoky flavor to the salad, and the fresh herbs provide a burst of flavor. Simple, flavorful, and visually stunning!


Combine olive oil and lemon juice in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.  

Light one chimney full of charcoal. When all the charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and arrange the coals on one side of the charcoal grate. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Alternatively, set half the burners on a gas grill to the highest heat setting, cover, and preheat for 10 minutes. Clean and oil the grilling grate.  

Place corn directly over hot side of grill and cook, turning occasionally, until charred on all sides and fully tender, about 10 minutes total. Remove corn from grill and allow to rest until cool enough to handle, about 5 minutes. 

Working one ear at a time, hold the corn vertically inside a large bowl and use a sharp knife to remove the kernels. Discard the cob. Add tomatoes, parsley, basil, cilantro, and feta cheese to the bowl. Whisk the dressing and add it to the bowl. Season with salt and pepper and gently fold with clean hands until all the ingredients are incorporated and coated in the dressing. Serve immediately.

Grilled Corn Tomato Feta Herb Salad Closeup

Recipe Credit

Original recipe by: J. Kenji López-Alt via Serious Eats

Beth Blessing (Organic Beth) has a Masters in Nutrition and is the co-founder of Green Bean Delivery. She is a mother of three that loves supporting family farms and searching for unique, artisanal products. Her goal is to help others eat better and live a more natural, holistic life through healthy recipes and practical tips.