Late Summer Salad: Tomato, Corn and Avocado

Summer is on its way out and while that makes me sad, I’m definitely enjoying the abundance of fresh produce available to me this time of year. When fruits and vegetables are at the peak of their ripeness I get super excited! I love combining raw, in-season veggies for simple salads to go alongside anything I have cooking up on the grill. In fact, when corn is super sweet, I almost always serve it raw, cut straight from the cob. it’s incredible sprinkled over any of your favorite salads.

This tomato, corn and avocado salad is my new obsession. It’s delicious on it’s own but even better served alongside your favorite protein. Think grilled fish, chicken or steak! The juicy tomatoes pair perfectly with the crunchy sweetness of raw corn which is tossed in a slightly tangy dressing and topped with the smooth butteriness of the avocado. This is definitely a salad you’ll want to make over and over again.

Tomato, Corn and Avocado Salad

Serves 4-6


1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1/3 cup olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

3 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half

2 ears corn, raw, kernels removed

1/2 cup basil, torn

1 avocado, cut into 1/2-inch cubes


1. In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, oil, salt and pepper.

2. In a large bowl toss together tomatoes, corn and basil. Pour dressing over top and toss to coat. Top with avocado chunks and serve.

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