Fresh vegetables get grilled and mixed together with a balsamic dressing for a delicious summer relish side dish perfect with any grilled meat.Jump to Recipe
Fresh summer relish is a delicious side dish to almost any grilled summer meat. We made some simple grilled chicken and topped it with the summer relish.
The corn, tomatoes, and poblanos were leftover from our bi-weekly co-op basket. We made some pico de gallo with some of them, but still had a lot. They seemed like things that would all go together.
Grilling is our favorite way to make dinner in the summer. So it was only natural we made some grilled vegetables to go along with our grilled chicken.
The boys weren’t the biggest fans of this since they don’t like “cook-ed” vegetables. But grilling corn is one of my favorite ways to eat it. Even if you are still pulling the kernels off the cob. I was worried the poblanos would make it too spicy for me, but there were enough other flavors that it was very balanced.
Fresh Summer Relish Step by Step
Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Brush the corn, tomatoes, and poblano pepper with 1 tbsp of olive oil.
Grill for about 5-10 minutes with the grill closed. Turn occasionally so they don’t burn.
Let the corn cool for about 10 minutes, then cut the kernels off the cob. Place the corn kernels in a large bowl.
Remove the skin and seeds from the tomatoes and the poblano then chop and place in the bowl.
Carefully stir in the vinegar, salt, and remaining oil.
Serve the fresh summer relish with grilled chicken or steak.
Fresh Summer Relish Leftovers
The summer relish is delicious both warm and cold. We placed the leftovers in the refrigerator and ate the next day straight from the fridge. It will only stay good for a day or two with the vinegar dressing.
Originally Published On: July 24, 2020
Fresh Summer Relish
- 2 ears corn
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 poblano pepper
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Heat the grill to medium-high heat
- Brush the corn, tomatoes, and poblano pepper with 1 tbsp of olive oil
- Grill for about 5-10 minutes with the grill closed turning occasionally so they don’t burn
- Let the corn cool for about 10 minutes, then cut the kernels off the cob
- Place the corn kernels in a large bowl
- Remove the skin and seeds from the tomatoes and the poblano then chop and place in the bowl
- Carefully stir in the vinegar, salt, and remaining oil
- Serve the fresh summer relish with grilled chicken or steak
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
19 thoughts on “Fresh Summer Relish”
I love simple recipes that have so much flavor, and this one is tops! It’s so easy and so refreshing, and I love it with my grilled steak!
Easy recipes are the best! 🙂
Wow I must give this a try next time I’m making a bbq. I bet my family will love this, well they love sweet corn so this will be perfect for them to try something new and delicious. Thanks for the recipe!
The corn is definitely the star of this, so it sounds perfect for your family!
We made this relish over the weekend and it was so delicious and complimented the chicken perfectly!
We loved it with chicken, too!
This relish is a perfect topping for grilled chicken or fish. Just in time for sweet corn season!
We had it with chicken, but I haven’t tried it with fish yet! Next time I will 🙂
Will have to make this some time this week, thanks for sharing!!
-The Blogging Zoomer
You’re welcome, I hope you enjoy it 🙂
I am a big fan of corn relish. I like that little bit of sweetness that it gives to a dish
You surely love to do a lot of experiment with chicken, and yet again I loved this recipe. Dish is looking delicious. Thanks for sharing!
I love simple recipes like these. Im quite busy these days and I need some easy to prepare recipes
Grilling is my favorite way to make dinner too. any grilled vegetables and grilled meat, I’m on board!
This fresh summer relish is awesome. I love corn-based relishes and salsas. So easy to make!
Oh, that does look delicious. I’ll have to give it a go.
This looks so yummy! I will definitely be trying this soon!
Wow, this looks so good, love the finished look. Would love to try it on the weekend for a new recipe. Thank you for sharing!
You know, I’ve just literally pictured myself eating this relish with my serving of beef and I’m told that corn goes well with beef!
I will definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing about it.