Slightly Charred Spicey Corn with Bluberry Relish

Pam Stewart


While taking a little backroads trip through southwest Michigan the past few days we saw blueberries and sweetcorn at every turn. Then while in South Haven we went to a little shop called, The Olive Cart. While there I tasted Blueberry White Balsamic Vinegar. From the blueberry fields, the corn fields and the vinegar came my inspiration for this relish. It could easily be served as a side dish as well as a relish, I served it over grilled whitefish.My husband said " I think you just put Michigan on a plate." It would accompany grilled pork or chicken beautifully.


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4 to 6
30 Min
15 Min


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  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 Tbsp
    blueberry white balsamic vinegar
  • 3
    ears of corn, roasted
  • 1
    small tomato, seeded and diced
  • 2
    medium jalpeleno peppers, finely chopped
  • 1
    clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c
    flat leaf parsley, chopped ( you could use cilantro, we don't care for it so i always use the parsley in it's place)
  • 1 c
    washed blueberries
  • 1 tsp
    lemon zest
  • ·
    salt to taste

How to Make Slightly Charred Spicey Corn with Bluberry Relish


  1. Preheat grill to medium
  2. Brush husked and cleaned ears of corn with olive oil. Place on grill turning every 3 to 4 minutes. Let a few kernels on each side become slightly charred. Remove from grill and set aside to cool
  3. While corn is cooling, seed and chop tomato; chop Jalepeno, red onion, garlic and parsely. Set aside
  4. Place extra virgin olive oil and vinegar in a small jar and shake vigrously to blend. Set aside
  5. When corn is cool enough to handle cut kernels from the cob.
  6. Lightly stir corn, tomato, jalapeno, onion, garlic and parsley together.
  7. Stir in vinaigrette.
  8. Gently toss in blueberries and lemon zest.
  9. Add salt to your taste
  10. Chill 3 or 4 hours to let flavors blend.
  11. Can be served cold or bring to room temperature for serving.

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About Slightly Charred Spicey Corn with Bluberry Relish

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #FARM, #FRESH, #Summer

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