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Burnt Corn, Kale, and Lime Salad

healthy kale salad

Creating delicious variations on the traditional side salad is something that I love to do in the kitchen!

This recipe for Burnt Corn, Kale, and Lime Salad requires minimal preparation and can be put together in ten minutes before you serve your main meal.

Why I LOVE Kale

Kale is an ingredient that I tend to use a lot at home because of its amazing nutritious value.

For those of you who don’t know, kale is among the healthiest foods in the world! With over 45 different flavonoids contained within, kale provides a range of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. It’s also great for lowering LDL cholesterol levels and lowering risk factors for cancer development.

What about lime?

Adding the juice of one lime to the salad dressing not only helps to bring out the flavour of the other ingredients but also brings a healthy boost to this side dish. They are a fantastic source of vitamin C and folic acid, the latter of which is important for cell growth and metabolism.

Burnt Corn, Kale, and Lime Salad Recipe

To make enough of this salad to serve six people, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 x corns on the cob
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 250g kale, shredded
  • Sea salt
  • 1 avocado, cut into small chunks
  • A squeeze of honey

For the dressing:

  • The juice of 1 lime
  • A handful of coriander, torn


Firstly, using a sharp knife, cut the corn away from the cobs and separate the corn into kernels. In a frying pan, dry fry the corn with the paprika and the cumin for about 10 minutes, or until the corn starts to blacken. Next, remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool.

In a large bowl, massage the kale with sea salt for ten minutes or until it becomes soft. Add the burnt corn, the avocado, the lime, and the coriander. Toss well and serve!

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This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Although I’ve heard about the umpteen benefits of kale and have eaten it occasionally in restaurants, I have not used it myself in cooking. This recipe sounds awesome Julie. I will give it a try.

  2. I tried this yesterday. I love working with the fresh vegetables – and so delicious. My only substitution was going to the spice cabinet for the coriander which I don’t have in my herb garden.

  3. I literally just did a blog post on kale and decided to look and see what other people had blogged about this amazing superfood. What a great recipe, I will definitely try this 🙂 xx

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