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


1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
2 Tbsp
blueberry white balsamic vinegar
ears of corn, roasted
small tomato, seeded and diced
medium jalpeleno peppers, finely chopped
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


  • 1Preheat grill to medium
  • 2Brush 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
  • 3While corn is cooling, seed and chop tomato; chop Jalepeno, red onion, garlic and parsely. Set aside
  • 4Place extra virgin olive oil and vinegar in a small jar and shake vigrously to blend. Set aside
  • 5When corn is cool enough to handle cut kernels from the cob.
  • 6Lightly stir corn, tomato, jalapeno, onion, garlic and parsley together.
  • 7Stir in vinaigrette.
  • 8Gently toss in blueberries and lemon zest.
  • 9Add salt to your taste
  • 10Chill 3 or 4 hours to let flavors blend.
  • 11Can 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