6.11.2009

Corn, Tomato & Avocado Salad

 
This is such a lovely summer salad.  The sweet fresh corn goes perfectly with the creamy avocado and chunks of fresh tomato.  You can put this together in seconds and goes great with pretty much anything.  You could serve it with grilled meat, a sandwich or Mexican food.  I found this lovely recipe years ago from Food Everyday and love bringing it out in the summer when all these ingredients are at their prime.  Enjoy!

Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad
Serves 2

Recipe Notes
I try to use just a little romaine lettuce because the other ingredients are what make it so delicious.  And like I do with a lot of recipes, I have paired it down for two, but you can easily double it if you are feeding more.  
Ingredients
1 cup (approximate) romaine lettuce, cut into 1/2 inch strips
1 cup fresh con kernels
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved (a vine ripened tomato cut into chunks will work as well)
1 large avocado, peeled, pitted and cubed (or two small)
1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon of chili powder
Coarse salt & ground pepper
Step by Step
1.  Combine torn lettuce, corn kernels, tomatoes
2.  Separate out 1/4 cup of the avocado cubes.
3.  Take the 1/4 cup of avocado and combine with 1/3 cup water, 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon chili powder.  Season dressing to taste with coarse salt and pepper.
4.  Add the rest of the avocado cubes to the lettuce, corn and tomato.  Toss salad with dressing and serve.

6 comments:

  1. that looks great, i love avocado!

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  2. yummmmmmmmmmm. i have got to make this soon! i bet it would be good with some black beans too. ya know, i'm just throwin' my little twist in the mix :)

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  3. Lindsey, your little twist sounds great! You could definitely add black beans! I will have to add some to mine the next time I make that too.

    The twins, avocado is definitely one of my favorite ingredients too!

    Thanks for the comments!

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  4. Ash! That looks YUMMY!!!!!!!! :)

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  5. Ash,

    It has been so long since I've visited the site. I am for sure going to use this one. I am having some people over for a mexi meal soon. I found this great little kit that you cane bake your own tortilla salad bowls. I'm going to put this salad in them. It is like $1.50 from Kroger and makes 4. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

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