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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38 comments:

  1. Ooooh This must be good! I love every ingredient!!! Pinning!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing this at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you back next Sunday with more awesome shares!

    Hope you are having a lovely Sunday

    Hugs
    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

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    1. Camila you have to try it!! It is AMAZING!!
      Love linking up each week!
      Thanks for hosting!
      xoxo

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  2. What a great looking salad! I'll have to try it once corn is in season!

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  3. This salad looks delicious! Can't wait to try it with some fresh corn this summer. :-)
    Thanks for sharing. Found you at Project Inspired Link Party.
    Blessings!
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

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    1. I forget that I am in the south and we already have corn!
      Sorry for the "tease" ladies!!

      It is WORTH the wait, I promise!
      xoxo

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  4. Yum, this sounds like an interesting dish for a picnic. Thanks for sharing!
    Toodles,
    Sara

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    1. Great idea for a picnic!
      Thanks for taking a look Sara!
      xoxo

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    1. It really is! Try it and let me know what you think!!
      xoxo

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  6. Came across your recipe at the Homemade By You party. This sounds fantastic! Pinned ;) Thanks for sharing! Have a terrific day, Sharon! :)

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    1. Thanks for the "pin" Brenda!
      Hope you enjoy your day!
      xoxo

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  7. Yummy, looks great!
    We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Two Girls and a Party
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

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    1. Thanks for the invite Dana! I'll check it out!
      xoxo

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  8. Yum! This looks delicious! I popped over from The Shabby Creek Cottage--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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  9. Looks like a perfect summer salad. Light, refreshing and super delicious. Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.
    KC

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    1. Thank you for coming by KC! "Perfect Summer Salad" that is a great description!
      Love linking up to "Real Family Fun" Don't worry, I'll be back!
      xoxo

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  10. This looks delicious! I'm pinning this to my veggies board! I'm stopping by from Tatertots and Jello (My post was #132 DIY Chalkboard Family Rules)

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    1. Yea! Thanks for the "pin" Carrie!
      I'll take a look at your project!
      Thanks for coming by!
      xoxo

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    1. It really is Carol...hope you give it a try!
      xoxo

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  12. Sounds wonderful! I've not had uncooked corn in a salad before -- will have to give this a try! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

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    1. I love raw corn, reminds me of childhood summers in New Jersey when I was told to go pick corn for dinner and wouldn't come in because I was easting it in the garden! Thanks for stopping by Charlene!
      xoxo

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  13. Stopping by from the Google+ Blog Hop! Now following! Hope you’ll stop by The Shady Porch! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

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  14. That looks amazingly good. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for the feature Judy!! I adore your blog and am honored!
      xoxo

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  15. Sounds awesome. I've been eating a lot of avocado lately and I'm looking for different ways to use it. :)

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    1. I LOVE avocado too...been eating it every chance I can! The avocado doesn't brown in this salad, due to the lime juice so it is excellent for leftovers as well!
      xoxo

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  16. I saw this shared at Mop it up Monday. Nice job, it looks awesome! Please come share at this week's From the Farm Blog Hop: http://www.fresh-eggs-daily.com/2013/06/from-farm-blog-hop-36.html

    Lisa
    Fresh Eggs Daily
    www.fresh-eggs-daily.com

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    1. Thanks for the invite Lisa! I will join the party!!
      Thanks!!
      xoxo

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  17. Oh that sounds good!! I'd just have to figure out what to replace the tomatoes with (I'm not a tomato fan)...maybe cucumber!

    www.sarahowe.blogspot.com

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    1. Sara ~ let me know if you make it with something else and how it is....my daughter is a huge cucumber fan, if I try it I'll let you know!
      xoxo

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  18. I am pinning this - it looks so fresh and yummy!

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    1. Thanks for the "pin" Vicki! I hope you try it...one of my faves!!
      xoxo

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  19. Yum! I love all of those things so I know I will love this salad. Visiting from the Ladies Only Blog Share - thank you for linking up with us! Excited to try this recipe!

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