Avocado-Corn Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

by Erica Dinho on July 2, 2011

If you’re looking for a fresh salad perfect for summer, you have to try this corn and avocado salad. It is summer on a plate, and the best part is that it’s easy to throw together.

Make it this weekend for a 4th of July party or a light lunch during the week. I made the dressing with lime juice and white vinegar, but you can add your favorite dressing.

Buen provecho!

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Ingredients

(2-4 servings)

    Salad

  • 2 avocados, peeled and sliced
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 cups of cooked fresh corn
  • 4 bacon slices, cooked and cut into small pieces
  • 3 heads romaine lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • Lime-Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Make the vinaigrette:
  2. Put the lime juice and vinegar in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in the olive oil, season the vinaigrette with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Cut each romaine heart lengthwise into quarters. Place on a platter or on individual plates.
  4. Top the lettuces with the tomato slices, avocado and corn and drizzle with the dressing.
  5. Sprinkle bacon and cilantro over the salad and serve.
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1 Gera@Sweets Foods Blog July 2, 2011 at 5:58 PM

How refreshing salad! Although I’m winter this one is very tempting. A good cheese added will be great too.

Cheers,

Gera

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2 Kim July 3, 2011 at 12:29 AM

I really don’t use avocado enough in my recipes, even though I do love it. This recipe is a good place to start. I love how colorful this is and imagine that it is both satisfying and light at the same time.

Hope you are doing good!

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3 Joan Nova July 3, 2011 at 5:34 PM

A winning combination of ingredients!

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4 Oysterculture July 3, 2011 at 11:07 PM

What a yummy looking salad, I bet the flavors just sing!

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5 Faith July 4, 2011 at 8:41 AM

Corn is one of my favorite additions to salads in summer…what a great pairing with the avocado!

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6 Simply Life July 6, 2011 at 7:53 PM

oh what a fresh and delicious salad!

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7 rebecca subbiah July 7, 2011 at 9:24 AM

lovely salad and super healthy little one likes avocado

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8 Barbara July 7, 2011 at 11:48 AM

Lovely presentation, Erica! The colors are so inviting. I do love corn in my summer salads too.

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9 Stevie July 7, 2011 at 1:46 PM

This salad looks sensational and sounds very refreshing and satisfying. I really like avocado and I’ll bet that later in the summer when the great heirloom tomatoes hit my farmers markets that it would be over the top good.

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10 norma July 8, 2011 at 2:33 PM

This is Summer on on plate!

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11 grace July 10, 2011 at 3:28 AM

this is a terrific salad, erica! there’s everything to love–even bacon! :)

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12 Jenn @LeftoverQueen July 10, 2011 at 3:29 PM

A colorful and delicious looking summer salad!

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13 Melanie Neichin June 26, 2012 at 9:28 AM

I love this combination. Freshly shucked corn rocks.

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14 Amber @ The Cook's Sister June 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM

What a fantastic salad! Love the combination of flavours!

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