A great salad for Memorial Day

cornsalad4I have to warn you….you will LOVE this salad!  This is the perfect spring time dish.  Its light, seasonal, delicious and great to serve at a BBQ.  I’m not an ordinary cook…I can never just make a simple salad, or a simple burger.  My Memorial Day menu consist of Moroccan grilled fish, sorrel lemonade, pineapple rum cake and this salad.  I could have easily thrown  some franks and burgers on the grill and serve with coleslaw and potato salad, but like I said..I’m no ordinary cook.   After yesterday’s non seasonal dessert I had to redeem myself.  I love fresh sweet tomatoes, avocado and grilled corn.  I just decided to put them all in one big bowl and take it to the next level.   This dressing does that very easily…it accentuates  the freshness of the vegetable without overpowering  its natural yummyness ( yes that’s a word as of now)

 

 

 

Grilled Corn, Avocado and Tomato salad with Honey Lime  Dressing

 

 

Dressing

Juice of 1 lime

3 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tbsp honey

1/2 tsp salt

1 clove garlic crushed

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

 

 

1 pint grape tomatoes cut in halves

1 ripe  avocado, roughly chopped

2 ears of fresh sweet corn

2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

 

Grill corn over medium heat for 10 to 15 mins.  The corn should have some brown spots and be tender and not mushy.  DO NOT OVERCOOK!!  Cut the corn off the cob and scrape the cob with  the back of your knife to get  the juices.  Set aside and let cool.

Add all the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl and whisk to combine.  Add the tomatoes, avocado, cilantro and grilled corn.  Mix well  so that everything is coated with the marinade, but be careful not to mash the avocadoes.  Regridgerate for 1 hour and serve.  Bon appetit!

 

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43 Comments

  1. May 24, 2009 / 11:14 am

    This is so fresh and delicious looking!! This will go on the Bar-B table today! thanks, s

  2. May 25, 2009 / 5:54 pm

    Nice looking salad! I like the avocado in there.

  3. May 26, 2009 / 12:58 pm

    Yes Salad was delicioussssssssssss! The corn was so sweet too.

  4. May 26, 2009 / 1:58 pm

    Yes I would love this salad! Love that you sweetened it with honey!

  5. May 26, 2009 / 6:52 pm

    This sounds great (minus the cilantro for me). I love the creamy avocado and crunch corn.

  6. Carla
    May 27, 2009 / 9:31 am

    The salad looks good and i heard from a good and reliable source, that it tasted soooooooo good.

  7. Carla
    May 27, 2009 / 9:32 am

    Waiting on a veggie recipe for Kayla 🙂

  8. June 2, 2009 / 10:58 am

    That looks terrific! Perfect for summer too!

  9. June 2, 2009 / 6:54 pm

    I’ve made that salad before and its wonderful and delicious with a grilled menu!

  10. June 24, 2009 / 9:52 am

    the pictues are beautiful. Feel free to visit my blog it is Caribbean vegan treats and dishes

  11. July 21, 2009 / 11:42 pm

    I made this salad and my entire family loved it…thanks for the great recipe!

  12. Christina
    August 12, 2009 / 3:59 pm

    what an amazing salad. delicious and refreshing. I love the sweetness of the honey and the kick of the cayenne pepper.

  13. June 10, 2010 / 10:37 am

    My favorite kind of Salad is none other Potato Salad. it really taste yummy..:~

  14. nora
    June 29, 2010 / 4:57 pm

    Sounds awesome….have you ever put red potatoes in this? Im looking for a different potato, corn and tomato salad….this sounds good…might add potatoes…what do you think?

  15. JehanP
    June 29, 2010 / 5:23 pm

    Hmmm…I’ve never tried that. Have a go at it and let me know how it is.

  16. July 28, 2010 / 9:10 am

    whenever my sister makes potato salad, i always eat them in less than a minute or so he he. i just love all sorts of salad. -~`

  17. September 14, 2010 / 11:00 am

    i like potato salad and also mixed fruit salads. they are tasty and so yummy~`*

  18. talia
    November 25, 2010 / 10:24 pm

    Thanks Jehan, this was a smashing hit, this thanksgiving, I had a feeling.
    I had a feeling about this one, I just added cucumbers and lettuce.
    Everyone kept coming back for more, and complimented on how it went well with everythings else. So happy, this one is a keeper

  19. December 5, 2010 / 4:09 am

    Thanks for sharing this! I wish there would be more info about that:)

  20. December 22, 2010 / 12:36 pm

    i eat every kind of salad, but my favorite is of course fruit salad and chicken salad `”

  21. November 7, 2012 / 1:07 pm

    This was seriously so delicious! Posted about it on my blog 🙂

  22. Marcia Dominguez
    September 22, 2013 / 12:50 pm

    Just made and ate this salad with the hubby…we both absolutely LOVED it. Will DEFINATELY make again. Thanks for sharing Jehan…YOu CAN cook:)

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  24. christina
    May 12, 2014 / 6:35 am

    I made this yesterday for a Mother’s Day Luncheon. it was a hit! so refreshing and light, this will be my go to salad. Thank you..C

  25. JehanP
    May 17, 2014 / 5:29 pm

    Christina, I’m glad to hear that you like it.

  26. November 21, 2014 / 7:46 am

    Very good info. Lucky me I came across your blog by accident (stumbleupon).

    I have book-marked it for later!

  27. Pam Lunman
    March 17, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    why don’t you give us the calorie count and nutritional values? it sounds delicious by the way!

  28. JehanP
    March 18, 2016 / 7:55 am

    Pam I’m sorry but this is the format of my blog…I don’t include the calories. There are calculators on the web where you can add the ingredients and it will estimate the calories.

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