I posted a link a few days ago to a variety of salads, but after making this one, I have to tell you about a few changes to make this the perfect salad. Serve it up with some basic grilled chicken and veggies, and you are good to go!

Fresh Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salad

Adapted from Everybody Likes Sandwiches

2 cobs of corn

1/4 red onion, diced

1 red pepper, diced

1 green pepper, diced

1/2 cucumber, diced

1 avocado, diced

1/3 c feta

handful of fresh parsley, basil, thyme

1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed


1/2 c olive oil

juice of 3 limes (should equal approximately 1/3 c)

1/3 c pomegranate juice

1/2 t hot smoked paprika

1/2 t old bay seasoning

salt and pepper to taste

In a small jar, combine the dressing ingredients. Grill the corn, turning and brushing with the dressing, until it starts to darken (about 10 minutes).

Using a sharp knife, slice off the corn kernels and place them into a large bowl. Add in the diced onion, peppers, and cucumber and sprinkle in the fresh herbs. Toss in the black beans, feta and avocado.

Pour the rest of the dressing over the salad and give everything a nice big toss. Serves many but double the recipe if you’re serving many more.