Charred Corn, Radish and Heritage Tomato Salad

Charred Corn, Radish and Tomato Salad

“This seasonal summer salad make the most of juicy sweetcorn, sweet sun-ripened tomatoes and crispy radishes. I’ve paired this with a cumin and chilli dressing with lots of fresh herbs.”


Ingredients - Serves 2 as a main meal and 4 as a side

For salad

  • 2 cobs of sweetcorn
  • 100g summer tomatoes, quartered
  • 4 radishes, finely sliced
  • 10g coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

For quick pickled onions

  • 2 red onions or shallots, finely sliced
  • 50ml apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar

For dressing

  • 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 fresh jalepeno or chipotle chilli, finely chopped 



  1. Grill the corn on a barbeque or under a hot grill.
  2. Remove the kernels from the cob and allow to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, mix the vinegar, salt and sugar for pickled onions and mix with the finely sliced red onion.
  4. Heat a dry pan and lightly toast the cumin seeds.
  5. Mix the corn, tomatoes, radishes, cumin and coriander.
  6. Remove the sliced onion from the pickling juice and add to the salad.
  7. Add all the ingredients for the dressing in a jar, shake well and season.
  8. Dress the salad and mix well.


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