This Avocado Corn Salad is loaded with flavor from the sweet grilled corn, avocado, cherry tomatoes, and homemade lime dressing. This summer salad is easy to make and super irresistible.
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Avocado Corn Salad Recipe Details
Avocado Corn Salad is a classic summer salad that goes great with barbecues, parties, or wherever there is food! This salad will definitely please any crowd.
- TASTE: Sweet corn, spicy jalapeno, and tangy dressing make this salad unbelievably flavorful.
- TEXTURE: With creamy avocado tossed with crisp veggies and corn, each bite is a perfect mix of textures.
- TIME: This Avocado Corn Salad only takes 20 minutes to make.
- EASE: This is an easy summer salad to prepare and is very versatile.
What You’ll Need
- Corn- on the cob
- Vegetables- Avocado, Red onion, Cherry tomatoes, and Jalapeno (optional)
- Herbs and seasoning- Cilantro, Salt, and Black pepper
- Dressing- Garlic clove (pressed), Lime juice, and Olive oil
How to Make Avocado Corn Salad
- Make the dressing- Combine the pressed garlic, lime juice, and olive oil in a small bowl.
- Add the other ingredients together. In a separate bowl, combine the grilled corn, cilantro, red onion, cherry tomatoes, jalapeño, avocado, salt, and pepper.
- Dress the salad. Drizzle the desired amount of dressing onto the Avocado Corn Salad and toss to combine. Serve.
Pro Tip: Chop and dice the ingredients before starting the dressing so it’s easy to put together and won’t sit long enough to separate.
- Use fresh corn- Freshly harvested summer corn gives you the sweetest and best flavor for your Avocado Corn Salad.
- Use a fresh lime over concentrate- Fresh lime juice will give this sweet summer salad more flavor and depth than the bottled concentrate.
- How to cut corn- I find that the easiest way to cut the corn kernels is to stand the corn up on a cutting board. Then, using a sharp knife, slice a strip of the kernels downward. Rotate the cob and repeat.
Add-ins and Substitutions
- Substitute other vegetables- Bell peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, or others could be added in place of any vegetables you aren’t a fan of.
- Add cheese- Add some cheese crumbles for additional flavor and texture, such as feta or blue cheese. Or dice up some pepper jack cheese for extra spice.
- Make it less spicy- If you are not a fan of spice, you can skip the jalapeno pepper. Or to make it milder, scrape out the seeds, which is where most of the heat resides.
- Substitute other herbs- Besides cilantro, this Avocado Corn Salad could also be made with parsley, dill, basil, or mint.
Absolutely! When corn is out of season, using frozen corn is a great substitute. This way you can make this Avocado Corn Salad year-round. Canned corn is an option, but less ideal.
You can do it 1 of 3 ways. You can bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes (either in the husks or peeled and wrapped in foil); grill it over medium-high heat for 18-20 minutes, rotating every 5 minutes (after soaking the corn husks in water); or boil it for 7-10 minutes (peeled).
This recipe for Avocado Corn Salad is so versatile, you can pair it with most dishes. Here are a few serving ideas:
- Meats: Try this salad with Barbecue Pork Ribs, Smoked Beef Brisket, or Juicy Air Fryer Chicken Breast.
- Sandwiches: Serve it as a side with a Classic BLT Sandwich, Grilled Caprese Sandwich, or Slow Cooker Beef Brisket Sandwich.
- Sides: Avocado Corn Salad goes well with other sides, like Crispy Air Fryer Broccoli, Parmesan Roasted Potatoes, and Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers.
- Burgers: Try this summer salad alongside Spicy Chipotle Burgers with Avocado Sauce or Homemade Beef Burgers.
Make This Avocado Corn Salad in Advance
Make ahead: Since the avocado will brown over time, it’s best to make it within a few hours of serving. But you can prepare the dressing the day before and store it in the fridge.
Storing: Store any leftover Avocado Corn Salad in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Freeze: Unfortunately, this salad does not freeze well. The avocado and vegetables get mushy. But you can freeze the corn once you’ve cooked it to be used in a future salad.
More Delicious Summer Salads!
- Tomato Salad Recipe
- Cabbage Cucumber Salad
- Chopped Caprese Salad
- Cucumber Tomato Salad
- Strawberry Spinach Salad
Full Recipe Instructions
Avocado Corn Salad
- Combine pressed garlic, lime juice, and olive oil in a small bowl.
- In a separate bowl combine grilled corn, cilantro, red onion, cherry tomatoes, jalapeño, avocado, salt, and pepper.
- Drizzle a desired amount of the dressing onto and toss to combine.
- Can I use frozen corn?
- Can I use corn out of a can?
This recipe was originally posted on Aug 23, 2016, we’ve tweaked it a bit since then.