Summer Potluck Dish: Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Salad
There’s nothing quite like a summer evening spent outside barbecuing and enjoying the company of family and friends. The days of sunshine and picnics are upon us, and we have the perfect potluck showstopper: corn, tomato, and avocado salad.
Bursting with fresh flavors and summertime colors, this salad is absolutely brimming with goodness. It goes great on a paper plate — pair it with BBQ regulars like veggies, burgers, and chicken, or enjoy it on its own. A word to the wise: Eat quickly. We can’t promise there will be any leftovers.
Related: Cool off after a long, hot summer’s day with this Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream Cake.
Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Salad Recipe
- 1/2 medium red onion, sliced thin
- 2 c. cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
- 2 Avocados From Mexico, diced
- 3 ears of corn, in the husk
- 1/4 c. cilantro, chopped
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 medium lime, juiced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
- 1 tsp. coarse salt
- 1 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
- Heat grill for high direct heat and trim your corn husks back about 1 inch from the end. Cut off the stalk and place on the grill. Turn every 5 minutes until desired level of char, about 20 minutes total. (If you don’t have a grill, pan frying your corn kernels can create that summer cookout taste without firing up the coals.)
- Remove corn from grill and allow to cool until able to be handled safely. Slice down the outside of the corn ears, from top to stalk, removing the kernels. Set aside.
- Dice avocado into bite size pieces. Be sure you know how to cut, slice, and dice an avocado the right way!
- In a large bowl, combine grilled corn, Avocados From Mexico, onion, cherry tomatoes, and cilantro. Mix well.
- Dress salad with remaining ingredients and combine until well coated. Add salt and pepper to taste. Dig in!
This corn, tomato, and avocado salad can be made a few hours in advance to allow for cooling, but tastes great when served immediately. Add extra lime juice to the dressing to help prevent the avocado from browning and keep your salad looking fresh!
Not only does it taste like summer in a spoon, but it’s also packed with veggies and topped with heart-healthy Avocados From Mexico. Avocados are low in saturated fat and are a great fresh-fruit option to help boost fiber intake. Who wouldn’t invite want them at the party?
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