Sunday, May 26, 2013

38 Spectacular Summer Salad

Corn, Tomato and Avocado Summer Salad

Martha, Martha, Martha....I get such inspiration from Martha Stewart.

I LOVE Living Magazine and LOVED Everyday Food (no longer in separate publication)...These items bring a smile to my face when I look in my mailbox....then I devour them from cover to cover!


Our Favorite Summer~Time Salad

School is winding down, the sun is setting later in the evening and I am spending more time outside than inside...ahhh summer is almost here!!

Time for quick, cool meals using  fresh, yummy, warm weather produce!

Way back in the July/August 2008 issue of Everyday Food I stumbled upon a recipe for Martha's Tomato, Corn and Avocado Salad.  It quickly became a HUGE Fave of my hubby and I.

Todd and I can whip this salad together in about 15 minutes and the combination of flavors is extraordinary and refreshing!

We have tweaked a few things in the recipe over the years...if you would like to see Martha's original click here.

Spectacular Summer Salad

 Ingredients

  • 2-3 fresh uncooked ears of corn (husked and silk removed)
  • 2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1-2 avocados, cut in half, pitted, peeled, and diced into bit sized pieced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon safflower oil
  • coarse salt
  • ground pepper
Cut corn off of the cobs and place in a large salad bowl. We usually get bi-color corn.
Cut tomatoes in half and add to bowl.
Add chopped avocados and scallions to corn and tomato mixture.
Zest half (or more to taste) of a lime.  Then add zest and juice of 1 fresh lime to corn, tomato, avocado mixture.
 
Add safflower oil, salt and pepper.  Gently toss to coat.

THAT'S IT!

Amazing Left ~ Over!

Todd and I are thrilled to take this salad to lunch the next day...if there is any left!

Normally something made with avocado turns  an unappetizing brown but I think the lime keeps it the normal beautiful green, appealing color!

So when the weather is heating up...eat this refreshing salad to cool you down!

I promise it will be a repeat performer each summer!

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