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Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Salad

  • servings: 8




  • 4 ears fresh corn, shucked
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sherry-wine vinegar
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large yellow tomato, cored and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 large red tomato, cored and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 avocado, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 8 cups (3 bunches) arugula, stems removed
  • 2 ounces ricotta salata cheese


  1. Step 1

    Prepare an ice bath; set aside. Cover, and bring a large pot of cold water to a boil over high heat. Add corn, and let simmer, uncovered, until just tender, about 2 minutes. Drain the corn, and transfer to the ice-water bath. When cool, remove from the ice bath. Using a large knife, remove kernels; set aside.

  2. Step 2

    In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper; set aside. In a large bowl, combine corn, tomatoes, and basil. Drizzle with half of the dressing, and toss to coat. Gently fold in the diced avocado.

  3. Step 3

    Place arugula in a medium bowl. Drizzle with remaining dressing, and toss to coat. Transfer to a large platter. Arrange vegetable mixture over arugula. Shave ricotta salata over salad. Serve immediately.

Martha Stewart Living, November 2001



Reviews (1)

  • bklynjudith 29 May, 2009

    I made a double batch of this recipe for a BBQ last week. It was a huge hit with the group and was so easy to make!