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Gluten Free Grilled Mexican Corn Salad Recipe

This is a salad version of a classic Mexican street food, elote, which is grilled corn served with a variety of toppings. This particular salad is vegan, but feel free to go traditional and top with cotija cheese!

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Gluten Free Grilled Mexican Corn Salad Recipe

This is a salad version of a classic Mexican street food, elote, which is grilled corn served with a variety of toppings.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 263kcal

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 4 ears of sweet corn shucked
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa optional
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and diced
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds optional

For the dressing:

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon agave optional
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to medium-high. Place the corn directly on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, until nicely charred. Remove and let rest until cool enough to touch.
  • Once cooled, cut the corn from the cob. Add it to a large salad bowl along with the quinoa, tomatoes, and jalapeño.
  • If using, toast the pumpkin seeds in a dry skillet or toaster oven until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Add the seeds to the bowl and toss to combine the salad.
  • Add dressing ingredients to a jar. Seal the jar and shake until combined. Pour over the salad and toss. Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed.
  • Serve warm or, if making ahead, chill for 1-2 hours before serving.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Grilled Mexican Corn Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 179mg7%
Potassium 559mg16%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 785IU16%
Vitamin C 27.6mg33%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Corn Dairy Free Elote Gluten-Free Gluten-Free Recipes Grill Magazine Mexican Quinoa
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