Greek Grilled Corn and Farro Salad

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Sunshine Sweet Corn from Florida. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Greek Grilled Corn Farro SaladA medley of some of my favorite flavors, this greek grilled corn is cooked on the grill and then mixed in with farro for a delicious summer salad.

We love grilling in the spring and summertime once it gets warm out. We go through gas for our grill pretty fast each month. Right now Sunshine Sweet Corn from Florida is in season so we get some each week.

Normally when we grill corn we grill it right inside the husk. It keeps the corn juicy and won’t burn it, but because I’m adding in some other ingredients I’m grilling it inside aluminium foil. My kids never get to husk the corn because it’s too hot from the grill, so I let my oldest give it a shot. It’s a fun activity for kids to get involved in the cooking process. It was pretty funny watching her because she made some silly faces during the process. 

husking corn

After we were done husking the corn, I prepared the artichoke butter mixture. I mixed softened butter with some greek seasoning and the leaves from the marinated artichoke hearts. I made an aluminium foil bag for the corn to go into and then I spread the mixture onto the top of the corn. greek-corn

Close up the aluminum bag so that the edges are at the top so the butter stays in the foil. Place in the hot grill and turn the corn every 10 minutes until cooked. Times will vary depending on the hot spots in your grill.  When you corn is done, cut it from the cob into a bowl with your prepared farro. You can add the artichokes that your grilled into the farro as well. Mix in more greek seasoning and olive oil and mix it all up. Allow the salad to cool and then add in your feta cheese and artichoke hearts and mix well.

Greek Grilled Corn Farro Salad

You can store your mixture in the refrigerator until you’re ready to eat, making it a great backyard BBQ side that is easy to transport.

Right now Influencer Central is hosting a contest for Sunshine Sweet Corn from Florida where you can enter to win one of five $100 Williams -Sonoma Grill Sets!
Contest closes May 22, 2015
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Greek Grilled Corn and Farro Salad

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 6 -8
Author: Meghan Cooper - JaMonkey

Ingredients

  • 2-3 Ears of Sweet Corn
  • 4 Tbsp butter softened
  • 1 jar of marinated artichoke hearts chopped
  • 1 cup farro
  • to taste - Greek Seasoning basil, marjoram, thyme, oregano, onion and garlic powder
  • olive oil
  • feta cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat grill
  • Husk corn and set aside
  • Combine butter, greek seasoning and 4 artichoke hearts
  • Place corn in aluminium foil and spread greek butter over the corn
  • Grill 15-20 minutes turning the corn every couple of minutes to prevent it from burning
  • Cut corn from cob and mix into prepared farro, allow to cool
  • Mix in olive oil, greek seasoning and feta cheese to taste

 

What are your favorite ways to eat corn?

Meghan Cooper
Meghan Cooperhttps://jamonkey.com
Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle.

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