May 28, 2015

Summer Blast Salad with Avocado


This is pure summer in a bowl! Fresh sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and herbs bring a blast of summery taste to this simple avocado salad. The homemade tangy dressing takes only 30 seconds to come together. It's basically a fancier rendition of this Cucumber Salad that I make all the time. I love it SO much and wanted to jazz it up a little ;) These fresh, summer flavors are awesome. Feel free to play around with your own favorite herbs, or use a combination. Another great recipe to customize with your own favorite flavors! (Next time I'm totally trying it with my Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing - will update soon!)


Vegan, gluten-free
Makes at least 5-6 side servings

Ingredients
8 oz. cherry tomatoes
1 hothouse cucumber
1 avocado
1 large ear of corn
Handful fresh cilantro (or basil, dill, parsley, etc.)
Optional: red or green onion

{For the dressing}
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2-3 Tbsp. white wine vinegar (or fresh lemon juice)
1/8 tsp. salt, or more to taste
Optional: minced garlic

Directions
Boil or steam the corn. (I steam mine in a steamer basket for 5 minutes.) When cooked, carefully cut kernels off the cob.
Dice cucumber and avocado, and halve tomatoes. Add to a bowl with the corn.
Roughly chop your herb of choice (I used cilantro) and add to bowl.
In a small bowl, mix dressing ingredients together and pour over salad.
Lightly toss to combine.

Notes:
It tastes even better after it marinates in the fridge for an hour or two!
To prevent avocado from browning, add it right before serving.

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EAT ALL THE SALADS:

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1 comment:

  1. YUM this looks so light and fresh, perfect for summer!

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