This fresh avocado salad combines sweet corn, cucumber, tomato, and herbs. Then it's tossed in a simple lemon-garlic dressing. So easy to prepare, and a wonderful taste of summer! (Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free.)
This avocado corn salad recipe is summer in a bowl!
Sweet corn on the cob, tomatoes, cucumber, and fresh herbs are such delicious seasonal flavors.
Then we toss it in an easy but tasty lemon garlic dressing.
It's a perfect side dish for summer get-togethers, picnics, potlucks, and more.
Ingredients for Avocado Corn Salad
For this recipe you will gently toss in a large bowl:
- Grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes: I use these because they are sweet and flavorful. But you can substitute roma tomatoes or other garden tomatoes if desired.
- Cucumber: Either hothouse/English cucumber or garden cucumber.
- Large ear of corn: Or simply about one cup cooked corn kernels. I usually steam a fresh ear of corn in a steamer basket for this recipe, then carefully cut off the kernels with a sharp knife.
- Fresh parsley: Or other herbs such as cilantro, basil, dill, chives, etc.
- Lemon zest
- Lemon juice: Or you can substitute lime juice and lime zest instead of lemon if desired.
- Apple cider vinegar
- Fresh garlic clove
- Salt: Just a pinch helps to bring out all the flavors. You can also include black pepper if desired.
Herbs: Play around with your own favorite fresh herbs, or whatever is available. You could also use a combination of parsley, basil, cilantro, and dill.
Veggies: You can also include bell pepper, red onion, green onion, or others as you see fit.
Sweet corn: You can also use canned corn, frozen corn (thawed), or grilled corn in place of cooking a fresh ear of corn.
Let it marinate: This salad tastes even better after it chills in the fridge for an hour or two.
Ways to enjoy: You can also serve it as a dip with tortilla chips, on dishes like tacos, or simply garnished with vegan feta cheese.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. We find it keeps for about 2-3 days.
Tip: Add your avocado right before serving to help prevent it from browning.
Avocado Corn Salad
- 1 pint grape tomatoes (about 10 oz. or 2 cups halved)
- 1 medium cucumber (about 1 1/2 cups diced)
- 1 large ripe avocado
- 1 large ear of corn (or 1 cup cooked corn)
- 1/3 cup fresh parsley (or cilantro, basil, dill, etc.)
- Optional: green onion, red onion, etc.
For the lemon-garlic dressing:
- 1 tsp. lemon zest
- 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/8 tsp. salt (more to taste)
- Shuck and cook your corn.* When cooked, carefully cut kernels off the cob.
- Meanwhile, dice cucumber and avocado (peeled and pitted). Halve/quarter tomatoes. Add to a medium bowl with the corn.
- Roughly chop parsley (large stems removed) and add to bowl.
- In a smaller bowl, add all dressing ingredients and whisk to combine. Pour over salad.
- Lightly toss to combine. Adjust if necessary with more salt, herbs, garlic, etc.
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- Vegan Taco Salad with Creamy Southwestern Dressing
- Cucumber Salad
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- Wild Rice Spinach Salad