Grilled Corn Dog Salad with Beer Mustard Dressing

This Grilled Corn Dog Salad is tossed with a beer mustard dressing.  There are not actually any corn dogs in this salad.  But there are smoked sausages (dogs), corn, and plenty of grilled vegetables!

Grilled Corn Dog Salad

If you’re looking for something interesting to make on your grill this summer, I’d say you should try this Corn Dog Salad!  The recipe calls for butternut squash (totally not a summer vegetable, but such a good idea), corn on the cob, bell peppers and onions.  Those are all tossed in olive oil and grilled until some nice char marks appear.  There is nothing better than grilled veggies in the summertime, and this combo is fabulous!

Smoked sausages are grilled too.  I supposed you could use hot dogs if you really wanted to, but I really recommend using a good smoked sausage instead.  All of the grilled goodies are tossed in a bowl with cheddar cheese cubes, fresh herbs and green onions.  And a delicious, homemade beer- mustard salad dressing brings it all together.

Grilled Corn Dog Salad

I won a prize for this salad that I shared at a big summer barbecue.  The host of the party was the owner of a string of breweries in San Diego (so the guy knows his beer).  He was super excited that I brought a beer-themed salad to his summer party, so he announced my recipe as the most creative recipe at the barbecue!

Grilled Corn Dog Salad

I mean… with this pile of flavor all gathered together in one bowl, how could it not garnish attention?

I love this as a main dish type salad at a barbecue.  Everyone makes chicken salad or taco salad or something like that.  But corn dog salad is a new way to deliver something good to a party!  It’s a great summer salad recipe.

If you are looking for more recipes for your summer BBQ, you might consider trying my All American Potato Salad or this Summer Tomato SaladPeach Cobbler and Fast and Easy Cherry Crisp are good choices for a summer dessert too.

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Grilled Corn Dog Salad

A delicious, summery grilled salad!

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword grilling, salad
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 497 kcal

Ingredients

SALAD:

  • 6 cobs corn, husked
  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled & seeded & cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 3 large bell peppers (red, yellow or orange), seeded and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 smoked sausages
  • 1 cup chopped cheddar cheese cubes (1/2-inch cubes)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (parsley, thyme, sage or cilantro)
  • 3 whole green onions, chopped

DRESSING:

  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup beer
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high (400° to 450°F).
  2. In a large bowl, season the corn, squash, onions and peppers with olive oil and salt & pepper to taste. Grill veggies in a veggie basket for 10 to 15 minutes, turning frequently until lightly charred, tender and fully cooked. Remove from grill and set aside to slightly cool.

  3. Grill sausages for 8 to 10 minutes, turning frequently until lightly charred and heated through. Remove from grill and set aside to slightly cool. Slice grilled sausages into 1/2-inch-thick rounds.
  4. Using a sharp knife, remove the corn kernels from cobs. Place kernels in a large serving bowl. Add the grilled squash, peppers, onions and sausages to the corn. Add the cheese, herbs and green onions.

  5. In a bowl, whisk together the vinegar, grainy mustard, yellow mustard, beer, olive oil and honey; season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle the salad with the dressing and season with salt & pepper to taste. Mix well and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Corn Dog Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 497 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 580mg25%
Potassium 726mg21%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 9645IU193%
Vitamin C 94.4mg114%
Calcium 156mg16%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • Rebecca {foodie with family} wrote:

    MAN does this sound amazing. I love how this pulls some of my favourite comfort things into a salad!

  • Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert wrote:

    This would disappear in a flash at our house. So creative and no doubt delicious!

  • KalynsKitchen wrote:

    Such a fun idea; I bet that is delicious. And thanks for the shout-out!