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Jalapeno Popper Grilled Corn Salad

The jalapeno popper just became a fun new dish to share. All the same flavors you love, combined with fresh grilled corn create a fun Summer salad you'll want to enjoy again and again.
Prep Time15 d 10 mins
Cook Time20 d 25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 284kcal


  • 8 - 10 ears of fresh corn on the cob
  • olive oil
  • 1-2 jalapeno peppers seeded and minced
  • 1 cup crisp cooked crumbled bacon strips
  • 2 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Prepare and heat the grill.
  • Without actually shucking the corn, leave the husks attached, but remove as much of the silk as possible. (You can get any pesky stragglers after grilling.) Rub some olive oil into and evenly over each cob, and then lightly season them with salt and pepper. Using sturdy aluminum foil, individually wrap each of them, sealing them completely.
  • Once the grill has finished heating, add the prepared corn and cover, cooking for 15-20 minutes. Turn the corn ever few minutes for even grilling. Transfer the cooked corn to a platter to cool, about 10 minutes or so, before removing the foil. Still be careful for any residual steam escaping. Trash the steamed husks and gently remove any leftover corn silk. Using a sharp knife, cut the kernels off of the cobs and place them in a large bowl.
  • Stir in the jalapeños, bacon, cheddar, cream cheese and sour cream until everything's evenly incorporated.
  • Salt and pepper the dish as desired. Serve as is, or transfer it to a different bowl or platter for a prettier presentation.


If you don't have a grill or don't want to mess with a grill, or it's off season and fresh corn's too expensive. You can use frozen. You'll need about 6 cups. Let it thaw completely and pan fry it for a few minutes in a bit of olive oil to get a bit of char on it before continuing with the recipe.
recipe adapted from Wonky Wonderful


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 587mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 680IU | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 1.2mg