This Corn Tomato Avocado Salsa Salad is perfect for warm weather entertaining. Serve it as a dip for an appetizer, salsa on top of grilled chicken or fish, or as a salad. Casual summer dinners, barbecues and get togethers call for easy recipes that can be thrown together quickly with fresh in-season ingredients. I love warmer weather when casual dinners and gatherings just seem more apropos. Dinners are often made on the grill, and fresh, simple salads like today’s Corn Avocado Tomato Salad are served alongside.
Today’s recipe is a versatile one that can be served as a dip, salsa or salad. You might not think of this as a traditional salsa, which we typically think of as tomato-based. These days, salsas seem to be include just about any fruit or vegetable including corn, beans, mango, avocado, pineapple, cucumbers, and zucchini.
I first made this Corn Tomato Avocado Salsa Salad for Father’s Day a few years ago and intended to serve it on top of some grilled chicken, but ended up serving it as a salad instead. Of course, some people opted to eat it on top of their chicken too. Since then, I’ve made this as a dip for a fun party appetizer too.
This salad is full of fresh summer flavors and would be great if you have some fresh basil to toss in. Serve it as a dip, on top of grilled fish and chicken, in tacos, or as a salad like I did. It makes a great afternoon, poolside snack too!
Corn Tomato Avocado Salsa Salad
Serve as a dip, salsa on top of grilled chicken or fish, or as a salad
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 4 cups corn kernels
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 red bell pepper finely chopped
- 1 avocado chopped
- 1 scallion minced
- 1/4 cup cilantro or basil leaves minced
- 1/2 jalapeno pepper seeded, minced
- 2 limes, juiced
- drizzle extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- sea salt to taste
- fresh ground black pepper to taste
Heat oil in a large skillet. Add corn and garlic and saute until corn has a few brown spots. Transfer to a bowl and toss with remaining ingredients. Serve.
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