NY Strip Steaks with Grilled Corn and Avocado Salsa

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New York Strip with Grilled Corn and Avocado Salsa

On the way to meet the family for lunch one weekend, Jason asked what I loved most about cooking. It’s simple. I love to make a mess. I love prep. Chopping, cutting, mashing, processing. If I could get paid to chop herbs all day, I’d be in heaven.

And for the record: I hate cleaning up with the fire of a hundred thousand suns.

Corn has been on crazy sale lately, for as low as 10 ears for $1. There are very few things you can do to corn on the cob to make it even better than it is, but grilling is one of them. Another warm evening, another dinner on the grill.

Grilled Asparagus

I cut. I chopped. I minced. I juiced. I shucked. And this time I even grilled. Putting a rub or marinade on a steak isn’t something I’d normally do – I’m a sea salt and cracked pepper girl. But I added the rub and I liked it. It went well with the salsa. About that salsa…

In a single word? Awesome. It would be great on chips (which is how we handled the leftovers), fish tacos, or as Jason suggested, served in homemade eggrolls (Yum!). Be warned – if we’re coming to your house and need to bring munchies, we’re bringing a big bowl of this salsa and a bag of chips.

NY Strip Steaks with Grilled Corn and Avocado Salsa


  • For the salsa:
  • 1 ear of sweet corn
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 ripe avocado, cubed
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 large jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lime juice
  • Salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • For the steaks:
  • 2 NY strip steaks, at room temperature for 20-30 minutes
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper


  1. Soak the ear of corn in cool water for 15-20 minutes. Pat dry. Heat the grill to medium heat.
  2. Grill the corn in the husks, rotating 1/4-turn every 5 minutes until the husks are completely browned. Allow the corn to cool.
  3. Cut the kernels off of the cob and place in a medium bowl. Add garlic, avocado, cilantro, jalapeno, green onions, lime juice, and toss to coat. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Turn grill to high. Brush both sides of steak with olive oil.
  5. Combine rub ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly. Coat the steaks with the rub.
  6. Grill until cooked to desired doneness, turning once half-way through (about 8 minutes total for ~11oz steaks at medium).
  7. Remove from the grill and let stand for 5 minutes. Top with salsa and serve.


Yields: 2 servings

Real Grilling by Jamie Purviance

18 comments… add one
  • beautiful!!!

  • This looks delicious!

  • Love that salsa! Avocados just make everything better! I just discovered how much I enjoy NY strip steaks.

  • Looks like a great dinner. Jason is a lucky guy!

  • Amanda

    Ooh, yum! Grilled corn AND avocados?!? Heaven!

  • Yum! I love fresh salsa! And asparagus!

  • What a beautiful meal.

  • Corn and Avocados are two of the things I love most about summer – this looks like heaven!

  • This looks gorgeous and sounds delicious!!

  • What a fab looking meal and I love the sound of that salsa.

  • Now that is a DAMN incredible looking meal!! Love the combination and all the spices for the strip!!

  • You can bring that salsa to my house anytime!

  • The creamy avocado and sweet and juicy corn combo sounds really good!

  • What a delicious looking recipe. My mouth is already watering. There is plenty of asparagus in the markets at the moment too. A recipe with perfect timing. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  • Everything looks delicious!! I love a good corn salsa!!

  • Tia

    Is this an original recipe? Cause there is no mention of the Webers Real Grilling cookbook you got it from. I tried this recipe before and it is indeed awesome but I was a bit more original with it than you are.

  • Hi Tia – You’re right that it’s not an original recipe but absolutely incorrect to say that I didn’t appropriately cite the source. All sources are cited below the recipe yield.

  • I love steak, I love these images, and I love this post, and that is all.

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