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Corn Salad

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With its fresh vegetables and flavorful sweet corn, and creamy avocado chunks, summer corn salad is the perfect side dish salad to serve poolside.

Great for potlucks and BBQs, this festive corn avocado salad will be devoured! 

The light combination of corn kernels off the cob, tomatoes, avocado, and fresh homemade vinaigrette has simple ingredients but seriously impacts your taste buds.  

corn salad recipe with red onions and tomatoes.

Why you will love making Avocado Corn Salad

Great Summer Salad – With summer back in full force, nothing more delicious than a great summer salad. This corn salad recipe is complementary to sitting by the pool, tailgating in the preseason, or enjoying a lovely get-together. Fresh seasonal vegetables,  bright colors, and light flavors make this colorful side salad perfect for serving and enjoying in hot weather. 

Easy to alter – Fresh salad recipes are so easy to adjust. Delicious additions to the ingredients include crunchy cooked bacon (this twisted bacon recipe is perfect), cooked shrimp (like we do in Mediterranean salad), or sliced cucumber. Or try topping with everything but the bagel seasoning

Delicious and Fresh – While this dish could be made with thawed frozen corn (we don’t suggest canned corn for a salad), FRESH corn on the cob brings this salad recipe to another level. 

Corn Salad Ingredients

  • Fresh – Cobs of sweet corn, ripe avocados, grape tomatoes, and red onion. 
  • Dressing – Fresh cilantro leaves, olive oil, lemon juice,  minced garlic, and salt.
  • Dried cranberries – Other choices include dried cherries or dried yellow raisins.  
salad recipe ingredients in a silver bowl.

How to make Fresh Fiesta Corn Salad

  1. Place corn cobs in a pan of water, and boil for 5-7 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat and carefully drain. Place cold water and ice in the pan to cool the corn. 
  2. When ears of corn are cool, carefully slice off the cobs and place them into a bowl. You may want to break apart the corn into smaller corn kernel pieces with your hands before placing it in the bowl. 
  3. Add avocado, tomatoes, red onion, cranberries, and cilantro to the bowl and mix well. 
corn salad being assembled.
  1. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt in a smaller bowl, and whisk well.
  2. Pour into a large bowl and mix well to coat evenly.
  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate, covered until ready to serve. 
easy corn salad with avocado and corn on the cob.

Easy Recipe Alterations

There are so many fresh flavors that can be brought into summer side dishes like this. Chopped bell pepper, a sprinkle of cayenne pepper or chili powder, feta or goat cheese, or even chicken breast for a complete meal.

This fresh summer corn salad can also be served as a hearty dip recipe with corn chips or tortilla chips. 

Make it Mexican corn salad – Add rinsed black beans and taco seasoning. 

Prep the corn – It’s also easy to prep by using the pressure cooker corn on the cob method or grilling the corn for a charred and smokey flavor.

spoonful of corn salad with tomatoes, red onions and avocado.
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Fiesta Corn Salad

Prep Time 20 minutes
Colorful Fiesta Corn salad with fresh creamy avocado, tomatoes, red onions, and corn on the cob all wrapped in a homemade lemon vinaigrette.


  • 3 cobs corn on the cob stalk and silk removed
  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes quartered
  • ¼ cup red onions sliced
  • ½ cup dried cranberries

Dressing Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tbsp  olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ¾ tps salt


  • Place corn in a pan of water, and boil for 5-7 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat and carefully drain. Place cold water and ice in the pan to cool the corn.
  • When corn is cool, carefully slice off the cobs and place them into a bowl. You may want to break apart the corn into small pieces with your hands before placing in the bowl. 
  • Add ripe diced avocado, quartered tomatoes, sliced red onion, dried cranberries, and fresh cilantro to the bowl and mix well. 
  • In a smaller bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, and salt and whisk well.
  • Pour dressing over veggies and mix well to evenly coat.
  • Serve corn salad immediately or refrigerate, covered until ready to serve. 


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 798mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 597IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

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