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Grilled Mexican Corn Salad with Tomatillos

This grilled Mexican corn salad is tossed with tomatillos and a creamy avocado ranch dressing! It's a healthy gluten free side for only 125 calories!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 4 People
Calories 125kcal
Author Tate


  • 2 Cups corn kernels (thawed)
  • 1 Red onion chopped
  • 4 Large tomatillos roughly chopped.
  • 1/2 Cup Cilantro minced.
  • Sea Salt to taste

For the dressing:

  • 1/2 A small avocado
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1.5 Tsp adobo chile sauce see note
  • 2 Tbsp Powdered ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 Tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Sodium reduced taco seasoning
  • Pinch of stevia (or whatever sweetener you like.)


  • Spray a grill pan with cooking spray and preheat on high. (You could also use an actual grill and a bbq basket.)
  • While the pan preheats, chop your red onion, tomatillo, and cilantro.
  • Throw the corn and red onion into the pan, stiring regularly so that they do not burn. Mine took around 10 minutes to really get some good grill marks.
  • While your corn and red onion cooks, mix all the dressing ingredients in a small food processor. Process until smooth, and everything is well combined.
  • Once you have achieved the desired amount of grill-age on your veggies, toss them in a bowl with the roughly chopped tomatillos and cilantro.
  • Mix the dressing in and stir until everything is evenly coated.
  • Season with sea salt and pepper and serve!


I bought a can of chipotle chilis in adobo sauce, and just used the sauce that the chiles came in. You could also omit this, but it wont have as much of a smokey spice to it. Additionally, if you can not find the adobo sauce, you could try using chipotle chili powder. I have not done this, so cannot speak for the results!


Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.6g | Protein: 3.8g | Fat: 3.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.7g | Sodium: 114.4mg | Potassium: 408.3mg | Fiber: 4.5g | Sugar: 4.5g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 15.4mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.9mg