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HealthPerks Recipe: Southwestern Roasted Corn Salad


Southwestern Roasted Corn Salad


  • 8 ears fresh corn in husks
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon hot sauce


  1. Place the corn in a large pot with enough water to cover, and soak at least 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill for high heat. Remove silks from corn, but leave the husks.
  3. Place corn on the preheated grill. Cook, turning occasionally, 20 minutes, or until tender.  Remove from heat, cool slightly, and discard husks.
  4. Cut the corn kernels from the cob, and place in a medium bowl. Mix in the red bell pepper, the green bell pepper, and the red onion.
  5. In a blender or food processor, mix the cilantro, olive oil garlic, lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Blend until smooth, and stir into the corn salad.

This recipe first appeared in the July 2015 edition of the HealthPerks newsletter.