Grilled Corn Salad with Avocado and Tomato


Introduction

This grilled corn salad is a perfect summer dish – it’s light, healthy and full of flavour. The corn is grilled until slightly charred, then combined with creamy avocado, juicy tomatoes and a zesty dressing. You can enjoy it as a side dish or a main meal, and it goes well with just about anything.

Ingredients

– 4 ears of corn, husks removed
– 1 avocado, diced
– 2 tomatoes, diced
– 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil
– 2 tablespoons (30 ml) lime juice
– 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) chili powder
– 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) salt

Method

1. Preheat your grill, or heat a heavy skillet on the stove over medium-high heat.

2. Grill the corn for 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally, until it’s slightly charred all over.

3. Remove from the grill and let cool for a few minutes. Then, using a sharp knife, cut the kernels off the cob.

4. In a large bowl, combine the grilled corn, avocado, tomatoes, olive oil, lime juice, chili powder and salt.

5. Give everything a good stir and taste. Adjust the seasoning as necessary. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Potential changes & improvements

– If you’re not a fan of spice, you can omit the chili powder from the recipe.
– For a bit of extra crunch, add in some diced cucumber or red onion.
– If you’re looking for a protein boost, grilled chicken or shrimp would be great additions to this salad.

What other food it works well with

This salad is versatile and goes well with just about anything. Try serving it alongside grilled chicken or fish, on top of a bed of greens, or even wrapped up in a tortilla or pita for a quick and easy lunch.

Common Mistakes

– One common mistake is to overcook the corn. Be sure to keep an eye on it while it’s grilling, and take it off the heat as soon as it’s slightly charred.
– Another mistake is to not let the corn cool down before cutting the kernels off the cob. This can lead to burnt fingers! Let it sit for a few minutes before handling.

Nutritional Information

– 4 ears of corn: approximately 200 calories
– 1 avocado: approximately 200 calories
– 2 tomatoes: approximately 30 calories
– 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil: approximately 120 calories
– 2 tablespoons (30 ml) lime juice: approximately 10 calories
– 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) chili powder: approximately 5 calories
– 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) salt: negligible

Allergens

This recipe does not contain any common allergens.


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