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.

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6 Responses to “Dairy Free Vanilla Bean Ice Cream”

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — May 13, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Very cool (pun intended)! I’ll have to bookmark this recipe in case I have some friends who can’t consume dairy.

    • beantownbaker — May 13th, 2013 @ 9:56 am

      Coconut milk is definitely my friend when it comes to dairy free ice cream!

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    Shannon — May 13, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    ooh, i have never made a plain vanilla, but i do love a good quality vanilla bean 🙂 especially with coconut milk!!

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    Sues — May 13, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I love vanilla ice cream that’s so vanilla-y that it has the little flecks in it 🙂 Heavenly!

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    Jen — May 15, 2013 at 1:33 am

    How convienent that I just paid $6 for a tiny container of dairy free ice cream and wanted to find a cheaper homemade version. Thanks for sharing this gem.

    • beantownbaker — June 10th, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

      Dairy free ice cream is definitely expensive and making it at home yields such great results! I don’t think I’ll ever go back to store bought ice cream again.

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