Charred Sweetcorn, Cos and Lime Mayo Salad

, from Issue #88. December, 2019
Photography by Josh Griggs.
Charred Sweetcorn, Cos and Lime Mayo Salad

This salad sings of summer. Lightly charred corn, crisp lettuce, a creamy dressing and a huge hit from the wasabi chips – don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!

Serves: 4


2 cobs corn, leaves and silk removed
olive oil for brushing
sea salt and ground pepper

3 tablespoons each plain yoghurt and good-quality mayonnaise
finely grated zest 1 lime
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 cloves garlic, crushed
¼ cup freshly grated parmesan

To serve
1 large long-leafed cos lettuce, leaves separated
Doritos Japanese Wasabi Chips
shaved parmesan
pinch chilli powder


Preheat a barbecue grill plate or sauté pan. Brush the sweetcorn with oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook on the grill plate or sauté pan, turning occasionally, until tender and lightly charred in places. Cool then slice off the kernels.

Dressing: Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.

To serve: Toss the cos leaves with the dressing. Make layers on a serving plate with the cos, corn, Doritos and shaved parmesan. Top with a pinch of chilli powder, if using.