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Creamy Corn Salad with Courgette

Creamy corn salad with courgette drizzled with lime yoghurt in a black bowl on a rustic white table.
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A summer corn and courgette salad like no other! Char your corn and courgette in a griddle pan or on a BBQ, add some summer vegetables, and drizzle a fresh and zingy lime yoghurt dressing on top! Our Creamy Corn Salad with Courgette is an ultimate side dish for any summer BBQ party that can be served warm or cold!

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Grilled corn salad topped with courgette in a black bowl with brown rim.

Why is This Corn Off The Cob Salad Perfect For Summer BBQs?

One of our favourite summer salads, this Warm Corn Salad is a great accompaniment to BBQ meats. Not only do flavours complement any smoky chargrilled meat, but this salad can also mostly be done on the BBQ grill. This means you don’t miss out on spending time with family and friends by getting all the food together in the kitchen. Chop up tomatoes, and cucumbers in advance. Chop the avocado and squeeze a good amount of lime all over it. Make the dressing. And then assemble it outside once your corn and courgettes are fresh off the grill!

Furthermore, this recipe is a great way to use up the courgette harvest (which is always plentiful). Add the zingy Greek Yoghurt and Lime Dressing, and you have yourself a lovely corn and summer courgette salad!

Ingredients

Labelled ingredients on a wooden chopping board.
  • corn on the cob is perfect for grilling. Remove the husks and lightly brush with oil before cooking on high heat.
  • courgette: choose young green courgettes that don’t have tough skin.
  • tomatoes: salad tomatoes, cherry tomatoes or baby plum tomatoes work great in this recipe, but try and use the type that doesn’t have too many seeds, as it will make the salad watery.
  • cucumber: choose a type with thin skin, that’s not too bitter. This way you don’t need to peel the cucumbers.
  • avocado: ripe, but not mushy.
  • coriander: also known as cilantro.
  • Greek yoghurt: or any other thick and creamy type.
  • lime: can be substituted with lime juice from a bottle, but our vote always goes to freshly squeezed lime juice.
  • honey: runny (not set) honey.
  • olive oil: or cold-pressed rapeseed oil.

Want To Make This Salad Vegan?

No problem! This Creamy Corn Salad works very well with a couple of plant-based substitutions.

Replace Greek Yoghurt with unsweetened coconut yoghurt and honey with a tbsp of agave nectar. That’s it! Your creamy corn salad is vegan now!

Method

On a BBQ Grill

Lightly brush the corn on the cobs with oil. Add them onto a preheated BBQ grill and cook for 15-20 minutes turning occasionally until softened and charred slightly.

Place courgettes on a lightly oiled silicone mat on a BBQ grill and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.

On The Stove

If you are cooking inside, place oiled corns in a dry pan and cook on medium-high heat turning occasionally for approx. 15-20 minutes.

Pour a tsp of oil into a large non-stick frying pan. Once hot, add the courgette rounds and cook on each side until softened and slightly browned.

In The Oven

Wrap each of the oiled seasoned corn on the cob in a large sheet of foil (we highly recommend Kirkland Signature Foil) and seal. Place them on a baking tray and cook in the oven preheated to 200°C Fan for 20 minutes, turning them over halfway through. If you want the charred look and a bit of smoky flavour, use a kitchen blow torch on them after the corn is cooked.

Cook courgettes in a frying pan (as above) or arrange them in a single layer on a baking parchment-lined tray and cook in the oven for 15 minutes, until soft.

Courgette slices frying in a pan.

Make the Dressing and Assemble

Cut the cucumber, tomatoes and avocado into small cubes. Chop the coriander (including stalks) finely.

In a small bowl, mix the yoghurt, honey, olive oil and lime juice. If the dressing is too thick, add a tsp of water (you want the dressing to be of drizzling consistency).

In a large bowl, gently mix the cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, coriander and half of the courgette. Using a sharp knife, cut the corn off of the cobs and add them to the salad too.

Arrange the rest of the courgette rounds on top of the salad and drizzle with the lime yoghurt dressing!

Recipe FAQs

Can This Corn and Courgette Salad Be Served Cold?

Yes! It tastes just as good served cold. However, if you are looking to store your salad for a while, make sure to cover the avocado in lime juice before you add it to the salad to prevent it from browning. I would also recommend adding the dressing just before serving.

Can This Warm Corn Salad Be Made with Tinned Corn?

Yes, it can! Drain the corn very well and cook them on high heat in a dry pan until slightly charred (you can add a tsp of liquid smoke to the pan at the end of cooking for that smoky flavour). Note though that tinned corn is typically a lot sweeter compared with corn on the cob.

Corn and courgette salad with lime yoghurt drizzled on top.

What To Serve Warm Corn Salad With?

This ‘Corn-Off-The-Cob’ salad is extremely versatile. We love it with traditional BBQ foods, like:

But it works just as well with pan-fried salmon, mackerel fillets and roasted aubergine.

Other Delicious Summer Salad Recipes

If you are looking for more summer salad recipes to serve as side dishes at your next BBQ party, have a look at some of our other favourites below:

Other Salad With Courgette Recipes

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Creamy corn salad with courgette drizzled with lime yoghurt in a black bowl on a rustic white table.

Creamy Corn Salad with Courgette

A summer corn and courgette salad like no other! Char your corn and courgette in a griddle pan or on a BBQ, add some summer vegetables, and drizzle a fresh and zingy lime yoghurt dressing on top! Our Creamy Corn Salad with Courgette is an ultimate side dish for any summer BBQ party that can be served warm or cold!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Worldwide
Servings 4 as a side dish
Calories 184 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 courgette large, sliced into 1cm thick rounds
  • 2 corns on the cob husks removed if needed
  • 120 g tomatoes chopped
  • 1 avocado stoned, peeled, cut into chunks
  • 150 g cucumber chopped
  • 10 g coriander chopped

Dressing:

  • 40 ml Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions
 

On a BBQ Grill:

  • Lightly brush the corn on the cobs with oil. Add them onto a preheated BBQ grill and cook for 15-20 minutes turning ocasionally until softened and charred slightly.
  • Place courgettes on a lightly oiled silicone mat on a BBQ grill and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.

On The Stove:

  • If you are cooking inside, place oiled corns in a dry pan and cook on medium-high heat turning occasionally for approx. 15-20 minutes.
  • Pour a tsp of oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Once hot, add the courgette rounds and cook on each side until softened and slightly browned.

In The Oven:

  • Wrap each of the oiled seasoned corn on the cob in a large sheet of foil and seal.
  • Place them on a baking tray and cook in the oven preheated to 200°C Fan for 20 minutes, turning them over halfway through. If you want the charred look and a bit of smoky flavour, use a kitchen blow torch on them after the corn is cooked.
  • Cook courgettes in a frying pan (as above) or arrange them in a single layer on a baking parchment-lined tray and cook in the oven for 15 minutes, until soft.

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  • Mix all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  • In a large bowl, gently mix the cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, coriander and half of the courgette. Using a sharp knife, cut the corn off of the cobs and add them to the salad too.
  • Arrange the rest of the courgette rounds on top of the salad and drizzle with the lime yoghurt dressing.

Nutrition

Calories: 184kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 5gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 22mgPotassium: 638mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 711IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Corn and Zucchini Salad, Corn Salad, Courgette and Corn On the Cob Salad, Courgette And Corn Salad, Creamy Corn Salad, Summer Corn Salad, Zucchini and Corn Salad
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