Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Corn Tomato and Avocado Salad

I needed to make something for our monthly cooking club that could be made without a kitchen. I decided to do some sort of a side and when I saw this recipe I knew we'd all love it. It's actually very similar to the summer salsa that I make on a regular basis.

I added cilantro to the dish because everyone loves cilantro, right? I know that people tend to either love it or hate it, and I'm definitely a cilantro lover.

This salad makes a great side dish for any summer cookout. And it's so easy to throw together. I mixed everything together except the avocado a day in advance. Then right before serving, the avocado is added.

Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Salad - from Cooking This and That - makes 4 servings
10 ounces frozen corn, thawed completely
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 avocado, diced
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon good quality olive oil
kosher salt and coarse ground black pepper, to taste
cilantro to taste

Combine corn, tomatoes, scallions in large bowl. Whisk together lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper (and cilantro) and pour over vegetables. Chill for 1-4 hours.

When ready to serve, add gently fold in avocado and allow salad to come to room temperature. Season again with salt and pepper if needed.

10 comments:

Cate said...

This looks like such a perfect summer salad. I would definitely add a ton of cilantro. I love it!

oneordinaryday said...

Looks perfect. Yum.

Colleen said...

Your pictures look great! I am glad you liked this - I need to make it again soon!

Mermaid Sweets said...

oh Yum, I will have to try this. Way to improvise in the kitchen, looks like your kitchen is still in the works.

thecookingnurse said...

I have seen this recipe floating around and I must try it!

Ingrid said...

I'm in so long as I can pick out the tomatoes! :) Not a fan of them.

Btw, I made your 40 clove chicken in the slow cooker.....HOLY COW, was that good and so easy (best part)! I'd made it before but a different recipe and not in the slow cooker. My honey actually put it all in the crockpot. My Mom loved it!
~ingrid

ellysaysopa said...

I saved this from Colleen's site, too. It looks so good. A perfect summer salad!

Jen said...

It is so good. For anyone who's thinking about making it. DO IT! I also made it again the other day. I didn't have an avocado around, so I just mixed in a packet of Wholly Guacomole instead. It was delicious.

Katie said...

YUMMY! It looks great and perfect for the summer!

thecookingnurse said...

Update! I made this and added a few additional ingredients. I love it!

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