A quick + easy salad that's a taste of Summer in every bite! Fresh juicy tomatoes, crisp corn and creamy avocado tossed with lots of fresh lime juice and cilantro... super simple, naturally gluten-free, refreshing and flavorful, it's a perfect side salad!
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Summer is my favorite season— I love the slower pace, warm weather and longer days. I also loooove all the fresh produce that lends itself so well to simple salads like this Tomato, Corn & Avocado Salad!
This Tomato, Corn & Avocado Salad truly showcases fresh, summer produce and is a perfect accompaniment to so many dishes!
Fresh juicy tomatoes, crisp corn and creamy avocado tossed with lots of fresh lime juice and cilantro… super simple, naturally gluten-free, refreshing and flavorful, it’s a perfect side salad!
And because it has so few ingredients, it is a quick and easy gluten-free salad recipe!
It’s just 3 main ingredients plus the simplest of seasonings:
cooked corn (preferably off the cob)
plus extra virgin olive oil, fresh lime juice and cilantro.
We’ll make it with whatever the freshest tomatoes are — heirloom, beefsteak or cherry tomatoes.
And we’ll always make it with corn on the cob– cut off the cob.
And while it may be simple, this salad has it all going on…
a little juicy,
a little crunchy,
a little zesty,
a little creamy,
a lot delicious!
It is a total crowd pleaser!
How to make the Tomato, Corn and Avocado Salad
Like I mentioned, it is a super easy gluten-free recipe! Just two main steps!
Gather all your ingredients and cook the corn.
Add all the chopped ingredients to a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and lime juice and toss!
Two Pro Tips
Pro Tip 1: How to cook corn on the cob : there are lots of ways to make corn. A foolproof way is to bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt it well for this recipe, then boil for 4 minutes.
That will give you the tender crisp corn you want for the salad.
Let cool just enough for you to handle it and slice off the cob. You could also make the corn ahead of time.
Pro Tip 2: While the corn water boils, slice the tomatoes and let the sliced tomatoes sit in a colander with a sprinkle of salt for just 5-10 mintues. This drains some of the liquid from the tomatoes so that the salad isn’t too watery.
In just 10- 15 minutes you had a summer salad that everyone will rave about!
We eat this salad all summer long.
We’ll whip it up when we’re “down the shore” (where are my NJ friends?) with family and friends and we’ll enjoy it as part of our dinner whenever we grill or make fish or basically any time!
This 15-minute salad is a taste of Summer in every bite! Fresh juicy tomatoes, crisp corn and creamy avocado tossed with lots of fresh lime juice and cilantro... super simple, naturally gluten-free, refreshing and flavorful, it's a perfect side salad! Recipe from a friend, we make it all summer long! Quantities can be easily increased to feed a larger crowd.
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