Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad

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Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad
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Here's a colorful medley that makes a delicious summer dish. You can serve it as a salad or call it a chunky dip and scoop it up with tortilla chips.

What you'll need

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels (from about 5 ears)
  • 1 1/2 cups diced avocado (1/2-inch pieces)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
Helpful Tip:

Choose ears of corn with bright green husks that are tightly closed. The ends of the corn silk should be golden brown, not pale -- an indication that the corn was picked too early.

To easily remove corn silk from the kernels, hold the ear in one hand and rub downward with a wet paper towel.

To remove corn kernels for a salad or salsa, stand an uncooked ear in a shallow bowl and use a sharp, thin-bladed knife. For chowder, add another step: reverse the knife and run the dull side down the ear to press out the rest of the corn and its milk.

How to make it

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper.

  2. Add the corn, avocado, tomatoes, and onion and toss to mix. Serve at room temperature. Serves 4 to 6.

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