Contest-Winning Grilled Corn Salsa

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min. per batch + chilling


7-1/2 cups

Updated: Nov. 10, 2023
Nothing beats the flavor of grilled vegetables, and this is a super way to use your garden bounty. I grill the veggies anytime I'm grilling something else, then whip up the salad and put it in the fridge to marinate. It's even better the next day. —Teri Kman Laporte, Colorado
Contest-Winning Grilled Corn Salsa Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 8 medium ears sweet corn, husks removed
  • 2 small yellow summer squash, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 4 wedges
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1/2-inch rings
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup white balsamic or cider vinegar
  • 12 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano


  1. Fill a Dutch oven two-thirds full with water; bring to a boil. Add corn. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until crisp-tender, 5 minutes. Remove corn; cool slightly.
  2. On a lightly oiled grill rack, grill the corn, squash, red pepper and onion, covered, over medium heat until lightly browned, turning occasionally, 8-10 minutes.
  3. Cut corn from cobs; cut the squash, red pepper and onion into bite-size pieces. Place grilled vegetables in a large bowl; add tomato.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk the vinaigrette ingredients. Pour over vegetables; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 60 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.