Lunch | Side

Southwest Charred Corn Salad

  • 20 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 15-20 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 8


  • 427


  • 24g


  • 40g


  • 17g



  • 6 Ears of Corn, husked (wash under cold running water)
  • ¾ Cup Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Cups Shredded Rotisserie Chicken
  • 2 Avocados, peeled and diced
  • ⅓ Cup Cilantro, chopped (wash under cold running water)
  • ⅓ Cup Red Onion, diced
  • -Dressing-
  • 5 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice (wash under cold running water before juicing)
  • 3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Grill Corn Preheat grill over medium-high heat. Drizzle corn with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill for 15-20 minutes, turning throughout, until kernels begin to char. When complete, cut corn off the cob into a large bowl.

  • 3.

    Combine Ingredients To the corn, add the beans, chicken, avocado, cilantro and onions. (Optional: To take the bite off the onions, soak in ice water for 5 minutes before adding to the salad.)

  • 4.

    Prepare Dressing In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour over salad and toss to combine.

  • 5.

    Serve and Enjoy Serve immediately or cover tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours. Enjoy!

  • 6.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe Created by Meijer Registered Dietitians

Nourishment Notes


Beans contain healthy amounts of fiber to help with heart health and digestive regularity. They also contain plant protein to help build and maintain muscle, and folate to aid in the growth of new and healthy cells.


Chicken is a good source of lean protein. Protein needs may be elevated if fighting an active infection.


Avocados are high in calories. A high-calorie diet may be necessary if unwanted weight loss is occurring. Avocados are also a good source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.

Fatigue Buster

  • Corn Stripper

    Instead of cutting the corn off the cob with a knife, try a corn stripping tool.

  • Make Ahead

    Make salad ahead of time and only dice avocados right before you plan to serve.

  • Corn

    Use 2 cups of frozen or canned corn in place of the grilled corn.

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