Cajun Corn Salad Recipe

This summer, I implore you to try Cajun Corn Salad. It will change your world. It’s the best way to add flavour to your BBQ or outdoor picnic and it makes a tasty side dish with more zest and spice than your traditional veggies.

The best way to enjoy this dish is with fire-roasted corn, so if you haven’t started grilling yet this year, my Cajun corn salad recipe is a good way to jump-start the grilling season. There are lots of different ways to enjoy grilled corn, but I love getting chard kernels that add more intense flavour from the fire.

Cajun Corn Salad
Cajun Corn Salad

Tips On Mincing And Dicing

When mincing garlic or dicing onions, it’s always important to remember to keep the bulbs intact until you are nearly through chopping them up. For the onion, first cut it down the middle and start with half the union, flat on the cutting board. For the garlic, slice your cloves up the same way you would an onion and then mince using a rocking motion with your blade.

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How To Fire Roast Corn

Fire roasting corn on the grill yields such spectacular results, I recommend doing it whenever possible. There are two ways you can cook corn with a BBQ grill. The first is on the grill. Take a whole ear of shucked corn and lay it across a well-greased grill to let it get that nice dark char. You don’t want to burn it, just singe it a little bit, then go ahead and flip it over to get the other side. Another way, if you have a charcoal grill, is to butter up the corn, wrap it in foil, and lay it in the barbecue next to the hot coals. You can leave them there while you cook the rest of your meal on the grill. Add your seasonings to the buttered corn before you wrap it for the best results.

Ingredients

For 3 cups fire roasted corn, you will need about 4 -6 ears of corn, shucked and silk removed.

Fire Roasted Corn

Instructions

Preheat the BBQ grill at high (between 450-650°F) for at least 12 minutes. Brush the grill grates with olive oil or apply Pam or brush the ears of corn with olive oil on all sides, and season with salt and pepper.

When you grill has preheated, place the corn on the grill turning the ears every 2 minutes on each side until they are cooked evenly about 8-10 minutes.

Take the corn off the BBQ grill, place on a cutting board, and and strip the corn kernels off the cob with a sharp knife. You might need to wear oven mitts or tongs to hold the corn in place because it’s hot. Put the kernels in a large bowl.

Fire Roasted Corn

Fire Roasted Corn

Lyne
Fire roasting corn on the grill yields such spectacular results, I recommend doing it whenever possible.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 6 serving
Calories 134 kcal

Equipment

  • BBQ

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ears of corn you will need about 4 -6 ears of corn, shucked and silk removed to make 3 cups.
  • 4 tbs olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the BBQ grill at high (between 450-650°F) for at least 12 minutes.
  • Brush the grill grates with olive oil or apply Pam or brush the ears of corn with olive oil on all sides, and season with salt and pepper.
  • When you grill has preheated, place the corn on the grill turning the ears every 2 minutes on each side until they are cooked evenly about 8-10 minutes.
  • Take the corn off the BBQ grill, place on a cutting board, and and strip the corn kernels off the cob with a sharp knife.
  • You might need to wear oven mitts or tongs to hold the corn in place because it’s hot.
  • Put the kernels in a large bowl.

Notes

There are two ways you can cook corn with a BBQ grill. The first is on the grill. Take a whole ear of shucked corn and lay it across a well-greased grill to let it get that nice dark char. You don’t want to burn it, just singe it a little bit, then go ahead and flip it over to get the other side.
Another way, if you have a charcoal grill, is to butter up the corn, wrap it in foil, and lay it in the barbecue next to the hot coals. You can leave them there while you cook the rest of your meal on the grill. Add your seasonings to the buttered corn before you wrap it for the best results.

Nutrition

Serving: 4servingsCalories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 162mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 112IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 1mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Fire roasted corn
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Corn Salad with Cajun Spices and Fire Roasted Corn

Corn Salad With Cajun Spices

This cajun corn salad is perfect to eat as a side dish with your favourite Mexican food including on Cinco de Mayo!

  • Yield: 6-7
  • Prep Time: 10 min 
  • Total Time: 10 min 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Fire roasted corn (if you live in the US, you can use Fire-Roasted Whole Kernel Corn Blend from Delmonte. Make sure you drain the corn.)
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced 
  • 1 red onion, diced 
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced  
  • 1 cup baby tomatoes, sliced 
  • 3 tbsp. olive Oil 
  • 2 tsp cajun Spice 
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika 
  • 1 tsp minced garlic 
  • 2 tsp oregano 
  • 2 tsp thyme 
  • 3 tbsp. minced fresh parsley 
Cajun Corn Salad recipe

How To Make Corn Salad With Cajun Spices

Mince the peppers, and onion, set to the side. Slice the tomatoes and set to the side. In a large bowl, add the Fire Roasted Corn (see recipe above). Add the peppers, onions, and tomatoes and toss to combine. 

In a small bowl, add the olive oil, minced garlic, and all spices, whisk to combine. Pour the cajun dressing over the corn mixture and toss to combine. Add the minced fresh parsley and lightly toss with the corn mixture. Chill for 2 hours. 

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Corn Salad with Cajun Spices and Fire Roasted Corn
Corn Salad with Cajun Spices and Fire Roasted Corn

Cajun Corn Salad Recipe

Lyne
This cajun corn salad is perfect to eat as a side dish with your favourite Mexican food including on Cinco de Mayo!
No ratings yet
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Canadian, Mexican
Servings 6 serving
Calories 158 kcal

Equipment

  • BBQ
  • Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups Fire roasted corn if you live in the US, you can use Fire-Roasted Whole Kernel Corn Blend from Delmonte. Make sure you drain the corn.
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup baby tomatoes sliced
  • 3 tbsp. olive Oil
  • 2 tsp cajun Spice
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 3 tbsp. minced fresh parsley

Instructions
 

  • Mince the peppers, and onion, set to the side.
  • Slice the tomatoes and set to the side.
  • In a large bowl, add the Fire Roasted Corn (see recipe above).
  • Add the peppers, onions, and tomatoes and toss to combine.
  • In a small bowl, add the olive oil, minced garlic, and all spices, whisk to combine.
  • Pour the cajun dressing over the corn mixture and toss to combine.
  • Add the minced fresh parsley and lightly toss with the corn mixture.
  • Chill for 2 hours.

Nutrition

Serving: 6seervingCalories: 158kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 21mgPotassium: 428mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 2028IUVitamin C: 65mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Cajun corn Salad, Corn Salad, Mexican salad, spicy corn salad
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Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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