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Charred Sweetcorn Salad

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Charred Sweetcorn Salad

This charred sweetcorn salad is the ideal summer BBQ salad. Grilled to perfection in our microwave oven, making it hard to resist by everyone.
Servings: 4


  • 2 Sweetcorn cobs
  • 1.1 Knob of butter
  • 400 g Can hearts of palm drained, cut into thick slices
  • 300 g Baby tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 Red onion sliced
  • 1 tbsp Freshly chopped coriander

For the dressing

  • 3 tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp Harissa
  • 1 Juice of a lime
  • Sea salt
  • Ground black pepper


  • Mix the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and season to taste
  • Place the corn cobs in a shallow dish with 45ml of water, cover and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 8 mins. Remove, drain and smooth each cob with a little butter.
  • Pre-heat grill 1
  • Place the corn cobs on the metal tray in the middle shelf position and grill for 5-8 mins, turning until charred in places
  • Hold the sweetcorn vertically and using a sharp knife, cut down to slice off the kernels
  • Arrange the corn and salad ingredient on a serving platter. Dot with the dressing then scatter over the coriander to serve