Your grill does more than just cook meat – it’s a great way to elevate the flavor of almost any meal. Refreshing, loaded with nutrients and also filling, this colorful salad pairs smoky-sweet grilled corn, bright tomatoes, black beans and basil with a tangy vinaigrette. Perfect as a main course or side dish, it feels right at home wherever you serve it. For more meat-free grilling ideas, check out our plant-based grilling guide!

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Close Up of Grilled Corn Salad with Black Beans, Lettuce and Tomatoes | Vitacost Blog
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Grilled Corn Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Calories 738 kcal
Author Kyra Williams


  • 2 ears grilled corn off the cob
  • 1 cup multi-color cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 4 oz. crumbled cotija cheese optional


  1. Whisk together garlic, vinegar, olive oil, water, salt and pepper until thoroughly mixed.
  2. In large bowl, combine corn, tomatoes, onion, black beans and basil. Pour dressing over; toss.
  3. Top with cotija cheese.

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Nutrition Facts
Grilled Corn Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 738 Calories from Fat 495
% Daily Value*
Fat 55g85%
Saturated Fat 21g105%
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 2244mg94%
Potassium 816mg23%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1840IU37%
Vitamin C 41mg50%
Calcium 633mg63%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Kyra Williams

Kyra Williams hasn’t always been fit. She used to be quite the opposite, in fact. During her college years, she lived on pizza and beer and packed on an unhealthy amount of pounds, due to total inactivity. One day, something clicked, and Kyra knew it was time to lose the weight. Since that time, she’s fallen so in love with fitness that she’s made it her life’s work to help others to make the changes they need to become fit, active and healthy.

Kyra is a self-employed, NASM-certified online personal trainer and nutrition expert, Crossfit Level One Trainer, USA Weightlifting and USA Powerlifting Coach, and she’s helped women all over the world through her online training services and training programs. For more info or to connect with Kyra, visit