Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad

This has been one of my favorite salads since discovering it about six years ago.  With corn and tomatoes at their peak the salad will be fantastic, but it is great in the winter using frozen corn and grape tomatoes.  To me grape tomatoes are pretty good most anytime during the year.  In fact that is what the original recipe calls for.  I just like using some of the home-grown tomatoes from Waldrop’s that I truly love.   All of these flavors just melt together corn, tomatoes, avocado, red onion, lime juice and cilantro.  They  just go together for a sumptuous salad that you will never forget.  Don’t think just salad because it  will go with most any main dish or I love it with fish tacos.  YUM!  Now pull out some of summer’s fresh corn and enjoy a real treat.

Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad  from Real Simple August 2004 and Paula Deen 2005

serves 4-6

  • 2 cups cooked corn, fresh or frozen  ( fresh is best! )  about 4 ears
  • 1 – 2 avocado, diced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 finely diced red onion (  I use my small food processor)
Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  1. Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a 2 cup measure or a small bowl.
  2. Cook corn in boiling water for about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove corn from the cob with a sharp knife.  I like to use a tube cake pan for this.  Put the cob in the middle and the corn slides in the pan.  Not as much mess.
  4. Combine the corn, avocado, tomatoes, and onion in a large glass bowl.
  5. Stir in dressing.
  6. I like to serve this warm, but it is great at room temperature or even the next day cold.
  7. Enjoy!

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96 responses to “Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad

  1. Love that this would be delicious any season but I am certainly going to enjoy it now!

  2. Wanda, this is such a lovely summer salad! That lovely corn mixed with simple veggies and such a light vinaigrette. You can’t beat it!

  3. Love this look delicious! gloria

  4. wayne rhodes

    i dont generally like salads but i might try this recipe.

  5. wayne rhodes

    oh forgot to say what i learned, i learned that salads are not that easy to make.

  6. Ashton M- 1st pd

    I learned that you can cuting the corn off of the cob in a tube cake pan. I’ve never thought of doing that and usually when we cut corn from the cob it makes such a mess and goes EVERYWHERE! I’ll have to try this next time! :)

  7. Case Munro

    I learned this dish tastes good with fish tacos.

  8. Kaley G.

    Kaley 1st period – I learned that you can make this salad with cherry or grape tomatoes.

  9. Victoria J 1st

    I learned how to properly mix all the ingedients in this salad together.

  10. astrid vazquez

    I don’t really like salads, but this salad looks very appetizing and I would like to try it one day. I like how the mixture looks.

  11. Noelle

    Noelle 1sr period: You can also make this salad in the winter with frozen veggies.

  12. cory mello

    this looks really good! i may try. but i leaned that this is hard to make

  13. Taylor Miles

    I learned you can serve this salad at any temperature.

  14. amanda 1st

    I learned that you boil corn at 3 mintues. I don’t like corn much but I must say this looks very tasty!

  15. Destiny Williams

    I love all types of salads, so this has given me another salad to create. I learned that when removing the corn from the cob it is best to do it with a sharp knife and in a tube cake pan.

  16. jackie

    I learned you can eat this hot, at room temperature, and even cold.

  17. Bailey Barnett

    fish tacos with this dish makes it taste better.

  18. Janasia Spruill

    i learned that you have to remove the corn from the cob with a sharp knife.

  19. Kyle 1st

    i learned that you can make this with cherry or grape tomatoes

  20. darien1st

    Defiantly a lot of flavors!!

  21. Andrea Brown

    i learned that you cook the corn before you remove it from the cob

  22. Lauren B

    I learned that in the winter you can use frozen corn and grape tomatoes instead of homegrown corn and tomatoes.

  23. Ali 2nd pd

    I usually taste salads with uncooked corn so its good to see a salad with cooked corn. I have never seen a salad like this before.

  24. Brianna Blair

    I learned that you could make your own salad dressing.

  25. Brittany Edenfield

    i learned that you can eat warm, room temperature , or even cold. It all taste good!

  26. Hector Melara

    ive learned that you can eat salad warm,i always thought that would accumulate bacteria faster

  27. I learned that if you put the cob in the middle & the corn slides in the pan, it won’t make a big mess. I also agree that using home-grown tomatoes are probably most tasteful, because they are fresh.

  28. Kayla W 2nd period

    I learned that it doesnt matter what temperature you serve it at.

  29. Kaleigh K.

    I learned that you can eat it at any temp. and it goes well with any main dish.

  30. victoria

    i learned how to mix everything together to keep it looking good….SWAG

  31. Adrea Belcher

    I learned that fresh is best! :)

  32. Katherine Lackey

    I learned that you can eat this dish warm or cool and it is good for any season since you can eat it any temperature.

  33. sarah m 1st

    This looks like a good recipe. i learned that you can use grape or cherry tomatos. i also learned that when you cut the corn off the cob you can put it in a cake pan so it doesnt go everywhere. that a go idea !

  34. Courtney Thompson

    I learned that using a tube cake pan can reduce alot of your mess, i didnt know that. but i am also allergic to corn, so i would have to pass. :(

  35. Jessica Shearer 2nd

    I love this recipe! I would love to make this, it looks amazing. I leaned that you can serve this salad at any temperature, and it will taste yum. I think I would like it the best warm though.

  36. britnee williams 2nd period

    i learned how to use many different vegetables and things people dont normally use , like you dont hear about people using corn and avacado on a everday basis , this is a awesome simple idea for something great to eat

  37. daija armstead

    i learned that this would be great on fish tocos and you can serve it at any temperature

  38. archie humphrey kay oh lip

    learned that you can serve it at any temperature

  39. Paige J Horton

    This salad looks really good. I learned that in this recipe all of the flavors should mix together to make a great combination.

  40. Bria Roberts

    i have learned that you can broil corn at 3 mins , and that this dish look vert good, and colorful.

  41. Chelly T

    i learned you can put lime jucie in a salad & it can cold hot however you want to serve it!

  42. amber pirkle

    While reading this blog i learned you can serve this at room temperature and i also learned you use fresh lime juice in this food.

  43. Avondre Johnson

    This is a really refreshing mixture of a recipe. Nothing but healthy.

  44. Jude Thornton

    I learned that when I’m removing corn from its cob to put the corn in a tube cake pan. This is a great idea, that will save me from being so messy next time!

  45. Sarah Jeffcoat

    to remove corn from the cob, use a sharp knife and put it in a tube cake pan.

  46. Mary DePaola

    I learned that you can serve it at any temperature and it is a good main dish.

  47. Austin Cunningham

    I learned that this dish tastes good Hot, cold or at room temperature , and that this is a very healthy dish

  48. Kori Howard

    I learned that you can serve salad at any temperature , && You can use anything you want in a salad !

  49. Kiara Evans

    I learned that this can be eaten at room temperature or cold and that it is really healthy for you.

  50. Brittany Collins

    I learned that this can be served at any temperature, and you can also put lime juice in it. Also all of the flavors mix together well.

  51. Grayling

    I learned from this recipe that it is great in the winter using frozen corn and grape tomatoes.

  52. Rodriguez, Maryann 3rd

    I learned that you can cut the corn off of the cob in a tube cake pan, i honestly would have never thought of that!

  53. Whitney Hobbs

    After reading on how to make this, seemingly complex but simple salad, I learned that you should you should whisk together the dressing ingredients in a 2 cup measure or small bowl.

  54. frederick welch

    I learned that it is great to make this in the winter using frozen corn and grape tomatoes.

  55. Logan Simmons 3rd

    I learned that you can use a variety of veggies to make this taste better to your liking.

  56. nikki 3rd period

    i learned that you have to sometimes make salad in a precise order.

  57. Beth Blackston

    I learned that you have to boil the corn for 3 minutes then take a sharp knife and remove the corn from the cob and use a tube cake pan.

  58. Morgan J. 3rd period

    I learned that if you pick tomatoes and corn at their peak then it will make the salad so much better

  59. Joseph Loomis

    I learned that this is a quick and easy recipe to make, especially if you know how to make it. :p

  60. Emily Cunningham 3rd

    From reading this blog about the corn, avocado, and tomato salad ,I learned that the best way to remove the corn from the cob is with a sharp knife and to use a tube cake pan for this. You put the cob in the middle and the corn slides into the pan! This is a great idea that avoids messy clean ups or spills!

  61. Sydnee Council- 3rd period

    I learned that when you removecorn from the cob to use a tube cake pan to reduce the mess.
    Ps: i love acacados and cant wait to try this!!!!!!

  62. Regan Greer

    I learned that fresh corn is the best, other than frozen.

  63. nicholas paul

    freshly picked corn is the best to use for this salad

  64. Morgan B. 4th

    I learned that you can eat this any way; warm, hot, or even chilly.

  65. olivia4thA.

    i learned that you can serve this cold or warm

  66. Maeghan D. 4th

    I learned it can be severed warm or even cold , plus i learned how to remove the corn off of the cob

  67. ashley cunningham

    i learned how to mix all the ingredents together and i also learned that it can be served at any temperature, and it looks like it tastes good.

  68. Jared Miller 3rd

    It can be eaten warm or cold.

  69. morgan H 4th

    i learned that grape tomatoes are good year round

  70. Rebecca Davenport

    I learned that this dish can be served warm, at room temperature, or even cold the next day.

  71. Ali Nayeem A.K.A Aaliyah

    I didn’t know you could serve it cold………;)

  72. Raenah B.4th

    One thing I learned was to mix together dressing Ingredients.

  73. Rebecca Bass 4th

    I learned that grape tomatoes are good any time of year and this salad works great in the winter or summer.

  74. jamile holmes

    I learned that you could use a tube cake pan and put the cob in the middle and the corn will slide right off, and it causes less of a mess.

  75. Cole Small

    I learned and found it interesting, you can serve this salad at any temperature.

  76. ashley cousin

    I learned that you boil corn at 3 mintues

  77. Chelsea T. 4th

    I learned that when removing the corn from the cob it reduces the mess and amount of dishes if you put it in the center of the pan and then cut it off of the cobb. I also learned that this dish can be served at anytime, with any dish, at any temperature.

  78. melijah Mason

    I learned that you can serve the avocado can be warm or cool.

  79. travis platt 4th

    you can put it in the fridge.. and it will be a good cold..

  80. Alina 4th

    i learned that the salad tastes good at any temperature.

  81. katie schindehette

    i learned that you can make a saled without lettuce.

  82. Tahir F

    i leaned a way to handle the corn without it being so messy

  83. Arkell

    I learned that when you remove the corn from the cob that you should use a sharp knife and you can do it in a tube cake pan so you won’t make a huge mess.

  84. Anna Acker

    This sounds really good! I learned that it salads aren’t neccesarily the easiest things to make.

  85. i have learned how to mix all the ingredients properly .

  86. Tiffany Swanson

    This recipe didn’t interest me at all but it did when i found out that you boiled the corn for a salad, when a salad is supposed to be cold not hot. It was cool the ingredients the recipe called for was lime to put in the salad dressing.

  87. Brianna Oliver

    i learned that you could use a tube cake pan for this recipe and then you could put the cob in the middle of the pan so its not as much of a mess!

  88. Olivia Walker

    I absolutely love the colors in this dish its very pleasing to the eye but what i learned that you can use a tube cake pan for the corn as well.

  89. Tiffany Brown

    This dish taught me you cook each ingrediant differently. The corn must but boiled seperately so that the salad is still cold and not hot. You cut the corn off the cob so it doesn’t make a mess. In the salad dressing you can put lime to add to the flavor.

  90. ivry

    This salad looks very colorful and creative. I learned about grape tomatos.

  91. Jaslyn Foster 1st

    i learned that you can eat warm, room temperature , or even cold. It all taste good!

  92. Tyler shaw 3 period

    I learned that you can make this salad with cherry or grape tomatoes.

  93. Noel

    From this recipe, I learned you can serve this salad either warm or chilled.

  94. Keiara Dority

    I learned that you can eat this hot, cold, and even room temperature.

  95. Tyra Alston 3rd

    While reading this blog i learned you can serve this at room temperature and i also learned you use fresh lime juice in this food.

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