Corn, Avocado, Tomato Salad

Simple and delicious. Salad doesn’t always have to be about the lettuce.

Yield: 4-6 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

2 tablespoons extra virgin 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

Combine the corn, avocado, tomatoes and onion in a large bowl. Mix together the dressing ingredients in another bowl, pour over the salad, and gently toss to mix. Cover and chill salad for an hour or two to let flavors blend.

Fresh corn is really best to use here. Cut it off the ear and boil it for 3-4 minutes to cook it or use leftover corn cut from the cob.