Grilled Corn Salad with Chili-Miso Dressing


Serve this Asian salad with grilled steak, chicken or firm white fish like halibut. You can also double the recipe and bring it to your next potluck. If you can find tatsoi, a peppery Asian leafy green, use it instead of mild-mannered spinach. Store-bought Thai sweet chili sauce and umami-packed white miso build fast flavor in this easy summer salad.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
5 cups


  • 4 ears corn, husked

  • 1 teaspoon peanut oil plus 3 tablespoons, divided

  • 1 ½ tablespoons red-wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon Thai sweet chili sauce

  • 1 tablespoon white miso

  • 1 large clove garlic, grated

  • Pinch of salt

  • 5 cups baby spinach or tatsoi

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • ¼ cup sliced scallions

  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  2. Brush corn with 1 teaspoon oil. Grill, turning occasionally, until some kernels are slightly charred, 8 to 10 minutes. Cut the kernels from the cobs.

  3. Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 3 tablespoons oil, vinegar, chili sauce, miso, garlic and salt in a large bowl. Add spinach (or tatsoi), tomatoes, scallions and the corn; toss to combine. Serve topped with cilantro, if desired.


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

190 Calories
10g Fat
23g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 190
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Vitamin A 6451IU 129%
Vitamin C 53mg 59%
Folate 4mcg 1%
Sodium 198mg 9%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 1mg 8%
Magnesium 51mg 12%
Potassium 514mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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