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

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

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.

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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1 comment:

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