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Under 30 Minutes

Tomato, Corn, and Avocado Salad

Nothing compares to the juiciness of summer tomatoes. Go beyond the expected with this showstopping salad.

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  • Servings: 4
Tomato, Corn, and Avocado Salad

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2008


  • 1 ear corn (husk and silk removed; tip cut off)
  • 2 pints cherry, grape, or pear tomatoes, halved (or quartered if large)
  • 1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and diced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, such as safflower
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. Stand ear in a large wide bowl; with a sharp knife, carefully slice downward to release the kernels. Discard cob. Add tomatoes, avocado, scallions, lime juice, and oil to bowl. Season with salt and pepper, and toss gently to combine.

Reviews (33)

  • Polly1940 29 Jul, 2014

    I have a question. Doesn't 2 pints of cherry tomatoes seem like a lot for 4 people?

  • allanceella 5 Mar, 2013

    Thank you for sharing this with us. Wish I can read more from you in the future.

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  • allanceella 5 Mar, 2013

    Thank you for sharing this with us. Wish I can read more from you in the future.:)

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  • mibetty 25 Sep, 2012

    My husband & I love this salad, it is a salute to Summer! Also as a Personal Chef, my clients love this dish & request it throughout the Summer. I add a couple dashes of toasted cumin seed that I grind in a coffee grinder that is just for spices.

  • amateurfoodie 2 Aug, 2012

    I love the textural contrasts in the dish. The flavors are tangy, sweet, and salty. It's a great way to showcase these seasonal ingredients!

  • J3ANA 28 Jul, 2012

    Amazing idea! I probably doubled or tripled the amounts, added in some cucumber, and it was delicious!

  • cetarr 12 Jun, 2012

    This salad is wonderful. Instead of the scallions in the summer, I add minced Vidilia Onion and no oil, just the lime juice. Summer tomatoes make this special.

  • swein 22 May, 2012

    This is such a fantasticly refreshing salad. Easy to make, too! My husband and I finished the entire bowl. We had burgers and this salad, period. I would double for four people.

  • hmiccio 3 Feb, 2012

    This is so easy and tasty! It even tastes better the next day. I was worried about the avocados turning brown but because of the lime juice, they stay nice and green. Enjoy!

  • brookfieldwifey22 20 Sep, 2011

    I recently made this salad for my bookclub and it was hit!! Wonderful summer flavors that can be eaten by itself, or add tortilla chips and treat as a chunky dip. Enjoy!

  • psofey 19 Sep, 2011

    This is a wonderful dish... comes together in a flash and the fresh, late-summer corn and tomatoes are so sweet and flavorful. The bright lime dressing is perfect! I'll make this again and again.

  • Chocolate_Demon 5 Jun, 2011

    Terrific! We grilled the corn by accident, and loved the smoky flavor. Also added diced cucumbers for crunch.

  • MemeDixie 15 Mar, 2011

    i meant to say, this will be great when tomatoes and corn are in season. Can't wait to try it!

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  • joshuatree 5 Sep, 2010

    i'm about to make this salad for TODAY lol! and i'm nervous about the raw corn, but it looks from the comments, that everyone used raw corn, right off the cob? needless to say, i've never done this so i'm a little nervous. any additional tips?

  • Learner10 31 Jul, 2010

    So fresh and the raw corn is really perfect. This is my new favorite salad. It is different and a perfect combination of ingredients. A seasonal delight!!

  • BelaGrotto 27 Jul, 2010

    Delicious salad, very fresh and the combination of the sweetness of the corn, the sourness of lime, the smoothness of avocado and yummy mouth-bursting cherry tomatoes is perfect!

  • sandyquilter 24 Jul, 2010

    I added a little feta cheese and some cilantro. I have made this salad 3 times now and it is a hit every time.

  • DesignerCarol 8 Jul, 2010


  • asl 26 May, 2009

    Does the uncooked corn become tender form the lime juice?

  • wendyO 9 Sep, 2008

    Love this recipe. The only changes I made was to use 2 ears of corn instead of one. Gave it more of a crunchy salad. Wendy O.

  • hollygb22 30 Aug, 2008

    just another note..i did NOT cook corn, i thought the raw fresh corn made this. It added the fresh crunch that made me love this salad!

  • hollygb22 30 Aug, 2008

    this was very easy and a great bbq side. The fresh corn made all the difference. It doesn't make a ton, so next time I'll probably double it. Also, I like very ripe avocados, i always wait and add right before I serve and give the salad a toss so the avocado doesn't become a mushy mess

  • KWATTS 28 Aug, 2008

    LOVED this salad. I added a little diced jalapeno...great. I ate 3/4 in one sitting!!!
    Hey kimwylie0523: Just love your little monogram....those are my initials, too!

  • kimwylie0523 14 Aug, 2008

    This was a yummy recipe! I agree with the jalepeno for a little kick. I also think it works a bit better when you let everything but the avacado marinate for at least 30 minutes in the fridge. When you're ready to serve it, cut up the avacado and add it to the bowl. Mix until the avacado is coated in the juices.

  • midcenturyantique 13 Aug, 2008

    I'd like to try this recipe with a little bit of minced fresh jalapeno and fresh cilantro added!

  • lawkfc 13 Aug, 2008

    This was DELISH, all the wonderful flavors of summer! Easy, fantastic taste - wish I could have it around daily.
    Make it - you will ENJOY it tremendously!

  • hnanzetta 13 Aug, 2008

    I think the intention of the recipe was to use the corn raw. Really fresh corn is sweet and wonderful raw. As soon as I can find a nice avocado, I'll be making this yummy-sounding salad!

  • hnanzetta 13 Aug, 2008

    I think the intention of the recipe was to use the corn raw. Really fresh corn is sweet and wonderful raw. As soon as I can find a nice avocado, I'll be making this yummy-sounding salad!

  • pattipoopidoo 10 Jul, 2008

    This was killer! Really fresh and delish.

  • blueeyedmom 8 Jul, 2008

    Very easy to make and totally delicious.My family wont eat tomatoes so i polished the lot off in 2 days!!!

  • Chantelle 6 Jul, 2008

    I made this salad for a BBQ with all my family and friends, and everyone loved it! it is so fresh and full of bright flavours. everyone was asking for the recipe!

  • sfra 5 Jul, 2008

    The recipe fails to say cook the corn first, which seems obvious. I found this corn salad very delicious. I got compliments for a summer party I threw. I prepped everything in advance except for the avocado, and then threw it all together at the end. The avocado does not turn brown due to the lime juice. I think it would also be good with a tasty heritage tomato diced. Thumbs up. Very easy.

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