Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad

This Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad is a fresh and light side dish perfect for summer. Grill the corn for a little extra something special.Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad - a healthy and light salad perfect for BBQs and get togethers.

We try to teach our kids the value of money. They earn an allowance by doing chores throughout the week.

Today, I looked out the kitchen window to see my son spraying sunblock in the air like tropical air freshener.

All I saw was a mist of dollar bills – that stuff is liquid gold. Lesson fail.

Speaking of wasting money, I’m pretty sure the ice cream truck guy is stalking us.

I swear he pulls his van up to our house and turns up his carnival music. It puts me in an awkward position.

I look like the grumpy mom if I deny my kids, who are jumping up and down in front of the truck, ice cream in this blasted heat.

Even though my kids use their own money they’ve earned, the prices are ridiculously high.

I give in every once in a while…immediately followed by a lecture about how you can buy a whole carton of ice cream for the same price that the ice cream truck charges for one.

We have a freezer full of said ice cream but the allure of a colorfully painted truck driven by a creepy guy is for some reason much more appealing to them.

Corn Avocado and Tomato Salad - a healthy and light salad perfect for BBQs and get togethers. This salad can be summed up in one word. FRESH.

Fresh off-the-ear corn, fragrant tomatoes, and perfectly ripe avocados – firm but creamy.

You could use frozen corn here but why not take advantage of the fresh corn available right now.

It’s all tossed in a lime and cilantro dressing for a bright and summer infused side dish.

Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad - a healthy and light salad perfect for BBQs and get togethers. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comI had this Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad recipe at a friend’s house this week for a BBQ and I knew that I would be making it as soon as I could get the chance.

It’s best to let the flavors blend in the fridge for a little bit for the most flavor.

Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad Serves: 4-6 servings
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
  • 2 cups cooked corn , fresh or frozen (see Note)
  • 1-2 avocados , cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes , halved
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
  • Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  1. Combine the corn, avocado, tomatoes and onion in a large glass bowl. Mix together the dressing ingredients in another bowl, pour over the salad, and gently toss to mix. Chill salad for an hour or two to let flavors blend.
Recipe Notes

Fresh corn is really best to use here. Cut it off the ear and boil it for 3-4 minutes to cook it and for even more flavor grill it and get those nice toasty kernels!

Source: Paula Deen

Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad - a healthy and light salad perfect for BBQs and get togethers.

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  1. Sounds wonderful and a meal in itself! I’m adding it to our menu for the 4th!


  2. This post cracked me up. I was laughing at your son using sunblock as air freshener…then I realized I’ve been guilty of doing the same thing with tanning oil. Whoops.

  3. I just cut the corn off the ear and toss it in the salad. My mother and sister always did this. It is ok to eat raw corn????

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Yes, I love it raw. I’m not sure everyone else does but I feel like it gives it a good crunch.

      • CHU: El Aguacate Loco says:

        Presenting El Aguacate loco! How loco is el aguacate ju as? El aguacate he is so loco, he say he not a fruit and he not a vegtable. No he say he is a tornado. Oh quemi he is so loco he say he is a tomato.
        He say sometimes he is tuna fish. El Aguacate Loco he tinks hes a bird in desguise snd no one can take hi feathers away.
        He tinks he is the whole enchilada. He say “am not just guacamole you know!”
        Some times hes ambrosier.
        oh today he was cranberry. Yesterday he was grapes. Sometimes he gets so cheesy.

  4. I wish I had a big bowl of that right in front of my face right now!

  5. This looks incredible! This would be perfect for a barbecue with friends!

  6. This is one of my favourte summer salad combos!

  7. I was looking for a good healthy recipe to make this week! Thanks for posting!
    Julie @

  8. The colors in this salad looks amazing! Looks simple to whip up. Probably I’ll have an idea what to bring for my next party. Thanks for the share 😉

  9. perfect summer salad!

  10. I’m the weirdo mom that loves the ice cream truck! It just doesn’t come around very often, so when it does I’m all CHILDHOOD MEMORIES! YOU WILL HAVE SOME! 😉

    This salad sounds amazing! So fresh and summery!

  11. Corn, avocado, and tomatoes were meant for one another. Such a good summer combination!

  12. I found a recipe similar to this on another blog not too long ago. Try making it with a cup of cooked orzo, and adding some chili powder to the dressing. It’s pretty amazing. 🙂

  13. Looks divine. Will be making this for the 4th of July!!!

  14. hahah creepy ice cream guy…we don’t have one by us but when we went on vacation there was and I was a sucker every time…sometimes twice and that was just for me before I would be the grumpy mom saying NO. however totally saying yes to this salad.

  15. refreshing and colorful

  16. I have honestly never seen an ice cream truck in person.
    My aunt tricked my cousin into thinking that the music only plays when they’re out of ice cream in order to save some money.
    Salad looks great 🙂

  17. Never mind the “sounds good”, “looks divine”, etc. It is out of this world!!! I made it for supper.tonight. My honey doesn’t eat avocodo, or tomatoes! More for me!!

  18. Made this today and it was so good. I did add alittle sugar to the dressing to cut some of the acid but followed the recipe as written. Will be making this again and again. Thank you for a great recipe.

  19. Love that combination! I add cucumber and shredded spinach leaves, so fresh and tasty.

  20. I made this tonight and it is AMAZING. thanks for posting it.

  21. I made this for a 4th of July potluck and it was a big hit! So light and fresh! Thanks! I’ll be making this again!

  22. Can’t wait to make this! I LOVE everything in this salad. Thanks for posting!


  23. This looks delicious, and easy! Pretty pictures – I want to dive right in!

  24. I’m worried about the avacado turning brown if it sits for an hour…anyone had problems with that?


    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      The lime juice helps prevent that. Mine didn’t turn brown until the next day…

    • Nope. i worried about the same thing when I ran out of tupperware and had to use regular ol’ saran wrap on a bowl over night in the fridge- 1. It lasted until the next day without browning- but someone ate the rest of it, so we’ll never knooooow….. ( :

  25. Linda Cottrell says:

    Almost everything displayed on your website gives me a great need to taste the dish. I so much enjoy your recipes and ideas. Keep them coming.

  26. The corn, avocado and tomato salad looks delicious! It sounds perfect for this hot summer weather! I can’t wait to try it!

  27. Just made this corn salad, omit the avocado used cucumbers instead! Sooo Good!

  28. This has become a new summer staple in our household. Both my husband and I absolutely love it! Thanks so much for sharing@

  29. Tasty recipe – we used this as a salad one night and as a chip dip the next. Very versatile and easy. I posted a link on my site to yours to share the blog love. 🙂 ( Hope you don’t mind.

  30. I made it only once and immediately I put it on my favorites list. I cut the recipe in half because I knew I would be the only one eating g it. I’m glad I did because I certainly didn’t share any of it after my first bite.

  31. I saw this recipe on Pinterest and stopped by to check out the recipe. Can’t wait to give it a try. It’ll be a perfect side with grilled chicken!

  32. Thank you for this great recipe. My family loves this salad. I keep making it over and over again.

  33. Sounds great! Can I make this the night before and refrigerate?

  34. This looks really yummy and I want to try it this weekend. Does the avocado turn brown if you cut it up and add to salad to sit in fridge for a few hours??

  35. I have made this recipe many times, in many variations. I love your site, but have to say “ick” on your corn prep….throw it on the grill or at the very least, cook on the cob, then cut it off. So much more flavor!

  36. This sounds so refreshing I can’t wait to try it My daughter taught her kids the ice cream truck only plays the music when all the ice cream has been sold out…problem solved LOL

  37. Just made this salad. I’m devouring it right now! Yum! Thank you for the recipe.

  38. I want to try this salad right now.
    I see cilantro popping up in recipes everywhere but I don’t like the taste of it; is there something I can substitute? Otherwise, I will just leave it out

  39. My husband is a fickle eater. I love when I can get him to devour an entire bowl of “salad.” Thanks for the recipe!

  40. I’ve been makin a similar dish with plenty of cilantro and black beans and all I add is fresh lime juice. It doesn’t discolor and lasts several days.

  41. Looks delicious!!!!

  42. So glad you reposted this, Christy! It looks like just exactly what we need on our Easter dinner table after a (too) long winter up here in Northern Minnesota. Happy Easter!

  43. How many ears of corn would you say you need

  44. Made this yesterday and it was delicious! My avocados weren’t quite ripe but I think that made it better from a texture standpoint. This was so good, I just made another batch today. Thanks for sharing this recipe, it is definitely a keeper in my Paleo diet world.

  45. We love this salad, the kids actually use it as a dip. I have added fresh cold boiled shrimp to this and it is delicious!!!!

  46. Perfection! This takes fresh and lite to a new level! Great for summer evening with a side of grilled shrimp!

  47. It is a great salad. Everyone loves it. I recommend you make up the dressing then put the avocado in it and carefully mix to coat the avocado and it stopa it from going brown.

  48. I made for a pool party and it was Delicious! Dressing would be great on other salads!

  49. This was a delicious corn salad. We had a lot of fresh cherry tomatoes that we grew ourselves. I may have used more fresh lime than the recipe called for, and fresh white corn. We loved it.

  50. This is a wonderful summer salad. We grew a lot of sweet cherry tomatoes, and the combination with the corn, avocado and lime flavors made it an excellent choice.

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