Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad Recipe #SundaySupper

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This grilled corn and avocado salad recipe is a snap to throw together. It’s perfect during the summer when corn on the cob is readily available, fresh from the farm. However, today’s supermarkets are carrying corn on the cob in the freezer section, making this dish an option all year long. Oh yeah, today is a Sunday Supper Challenge. The star is summer corn and you can find a ton of some really amazing summer corn recipes at the end of this post.

Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad Recipe

Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad Recipe

Like so many of my recipes, this salad can be adapted to suit your taste preferences. You could add a little protein such as grilled chicken, fish or keep it vegetarian with black beans to make a complete meal.

In this case, I am using it as a side dish. In fact, I recently brought this one to a party that my brother and sister-in-law were throwing. It was well received and I love being able to contribute something to the party, as any good guest would.


For this recipe I included avocados and baby heirloom tomatoes. I really like the way the sweetness of the corn, combines with the creaminess of the avocados, and the bright acidic flavor of the tomatoes. 


The key to salad is grilling the corn so that it gets a nice smoky flavor.

For added punch and color, I added diced fresh jalapeno peppers and red onion. 

The dressing was a simple vinaigrette made from fresh lime juice, extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic and chopped cilantro. 


Some many flavors and textures that combine well together, make this grilled corn and avocado salad a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.

Here’s the recipe:

Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad Recipe

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Serves: 8-10

  • 6-8 ears of corn
  • 2 large avocados chopped in bite sized pieces
  • 2-3 fresh jalapeno peppers finely diced
  • 1½ cups baby heirloom tomatoes sliced in ½
  • ½ c red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro
  1. Husk and clean corn.
  2. Grill on medium to high heat for about 2-3 minutes on all sides
  3. Cut kernels from cob and place in a large bowl
  4. Add avocado, peppers, tomatoes and onion.
  5. Whisk together lime juice, olive oil, garlic and cilantro.
  6. Pour over corn mixture and serve.




Main Dish

Side Dish


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This recipe for grilled corn and avocado salad is perfect to take to your next gathering. Use as a great side dish or add some protein for a complete meal.

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About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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  1. Yes, a great side dish, and for me dinner.

  2. That looks like a perfect combination. I’ll bet grilling to corn really adds something to the salad too! Yum!

  3. What a beautiful side dish with some of my favorite flavors! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. We have been getting a lot of corn from our CSA and we have been searching for great recipes to use it in. This recipe would be one that would use up some of the produce in my garden!

  5. Avocado and corn go so well together, yum!

  6. Such a simple salad, but full of bold flavors! The perfect summer side dish!

  7. Love the idea of adding black beans! My family would love this side dish.

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