Corn Salad with Tomatoes, Avocado and Cilantro Vinaigrette

 Fresh off the cob kernels of corn, ripe tomatoes and creamy avocado are tossed in a light cilantro flavored vinaigrette for a true taste of summer in this deliciously, healthy corn salad.

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This was such a hit at the party! Corn Salad with Tomatoes, Avocado & Cilantro Vinaigrette Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy Dinner Recipe

 

Now that my little one is back in school, it feels like summer is over. It is pretty silly considering I only need to go outside into the 90° weather with 90% humidity to know that summer is very much still with us.  While my brain is saying, it’s still summer for another month; my heart is saying it’s fall.  Luckily I have the inspiration of fresh corn on the cob and tomatoes to remind me summer vegetables are still very much in season.  Oh the sweet taste of summer!  As much as I love zucchini, red peppers and all the other summer fruit and vegetables, it is corn on the cob and tomatoes that I could not live without.  When I think of summer and vegetables, I think of Jersey corn and tomatoes.  There is nothing like it anywhere in the world.

 

 

This corn salad celebrates all my favorites and is quick and easy. It all depends on good ingredients so take the extra time to cut your corn off the cob and buy the best tomatoes you can. If you find some heirlooms or grow your own, that will be even better. If you are one of those unfortunate people that cilantro tastes like soup (yes, that is a real), then you can substitute parsley. Hum, if you hate cilantro then you probably aren’t looking at this recipe but just in case… We love it so I always substitute cilantro for parsley in any recipe. You can always substitute parsley for cilantro too.

Hurry before the last of summer’s bounty is gone and try this scrumptious Corn Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette. It is perfect for a Labor Day BBQ or potluck. It will remind your taste buds there is still summer to enjoy. Come back on Friday for the next new recipe. I can’t tell you what it is as it is the Monthly Recipe Redux competition recipe but you will love it. Here is a little hint, it is a sweet treat.

This was such a hit at the party! Corn and Tomato Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette Low Calorie, Low Fat Healthy Dinner Recipe
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Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 102 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

Dressing:

  • 1 tbsp . olive oil
  • 1 tbsp . water
  • 2 tbsp . fat free Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp . chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp . white champagne vinegar
  • 1 tbsp . fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp . light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp . kosher salt

Salad:

  • 2 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels cut off about 5 cobs.
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped asparagus
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup finely chopped red pepper
  • ½ cup chopped Avocado
  • ½ cup finely chopped sweet onion

Instructions

  1. In a blender, puree all ingredients for the dressing.
  2. Pour into a large bowl.
  3. Add the salad ingredients.
  4. Toss well to fully coat all the ingredients and serve.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 4  Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 102 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 10g
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. My favorite part of summer is the fresh sweet corn, Christie. I can't wait to make a bowl full of this deliciousness!
  2. I love a good corn salad, especially when it's fresh from summer!
  3. This looks delicious. I love all the flavors. I'm going to have to try this.
  4. I am not ready for summer to end! This salad is so good! That cilantro vinaigrette sounds amazing!
  5. Odd question but do you cook the asparagus at all ?
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Mindy, I chose not to. If you don't like raw asparagus, go ahead and blanch it in some simmering water for about 2 minutes.
  6. loving the sound of this salad.. definitely perfect for the summer weather. looks delicious!

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