Warm Avocado and Corn Salad

July 13th, 2014

Avocado and Corn Dish 6 H


I have been missing in action for a while I know.  The family is here for a two week visit and we have been spending our time on the water, at the park and activities in Asheville.  We have been doing a lot of cooking but I have been too distracted to take pictures.  Last night my DIL Kristen made a Southwestern feast with chicken and bean tacos, guacamole, Mexican rice and this warm avocado and corn salad.

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Friends of our kids are here with their three children for a few days.  Christobal is a well known wedding photographer and took the above picture for me.  We were working with incandescent lighting but his impressive camera compensated well.

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Kristen used fresh sweet corn, ripe avocados, green onions and cilantro in this refreshing warm salad.  It was delicious with the tacos.  I am entering this salad in the Food 52 avocado recipe contest that is going on right now.  You may want to go to their site for some very interesting avocado recipes.

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5 ears of corn, kernels removed from cob
3 to 4 green onions, chopped, white and green parts separated
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Juice of 1 lime
2 large avocados, cubed
Optional additions; 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, smoked paprika, or pickled red onions

Heat butter and olive oil in skillet.  Add corn kernels and white parts of the green onions and cook for about 7 minutes.  Add cilantro and salt and pepper to taste.  Add the juice of the lime and remove from heat.  Add the cubed avocados.  Transfer to a serving bowl, sprinkle with the green parts of the green onion and serve.  This is especially good with the addition of crumbled crisp bacon.

Printable recipe


8 responses to “Warm Avocado and Corn Salad”

  1. Sam Hoffer says:

    Such a pretty and creative salad. I’ve never thought to combine corn and avocados, but I bet it is fantastic. Glad you are enjoying your family Penny. That’s one of the great joys of summertime.

  2. BabyJune says:

    That looks awesome! Love the use of avocado. 🙂

  3. Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads says:

    Hi Penny, this salad looks so delicious and easy to make! I’m pinning it to my FRESH FROM THE GARDEN board on Pinterest! Good luck in the contest! 🙂

  4. Cathy at Wives with Knives says:

    What a beautiful salad and a great addition to a Tex-Mex dinner. My family has been visiting and I’m behind in my blogging too. I’m never quick enough to take pictures.

  5. Madonna says:

    I love the combination.


  6. Susan says:

    I can’t wait to try this wonderful salad! What a delicious flavor combination for a summer side dish. Summer is such a busy time for us too – enjoy your company and good luck with the contest. I think this is a winner!

  7. Barbara Williams says:

    That’s a wonderful combo, Penny. It would be a big hit at my house. Enticing photos too….love the red dish!
    Summer means everyone is busy with family and friends, we all understand.
    (Used to love those UP pasties. I made them often, but when in Petoskey, there was a bakery that made them and they were way better than mine. The bakery is still there, but no more pasties.)

  8. Chris says:

    Just pinned this, Penny. This would be crazy good with any kind of TexMex dishes. A spoon of this on a fajita would be so tasty.

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