Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad

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Grilled Avocado Corn Salad — An EASY and HEALTHY salad that’s ready in 10 minutes and you won’t be able to stop eating it!! Juicy corn, creamy avocado, cilantro, and fresh lime juice is a FIESTA in your mouth!!

Grilled Avocado Corn Salad — An EASY and HEALTHY salad that's ready in 10 minutes and you won't be able to stop eating it!! Juicy corn, creamy avocado, cilantro, and fresh lime juice is a FIESTA in your mouth!!

Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad Recipe

This avocado corn salad is my idea and my daughter’s idea of perfection. It’s got so many awesome flavors and textures that whenever I make it, we eat the whole batch the same day.

Juicy sweet corn, creamy avocado, crisp red bell peppers, and the fresh zing of lime juice and cilantro is what summer is all about. If I could get my hands on fresh corn all year, I would make this year-round. 

It’s so incredibly easy but so satisfying. The grilled corn salad is naturally gluten-free and vegan, which is a nice score if you are hosting a summertime get-together with guests with a variety of dietary paths.

We can eat this by itself and are extremely content but it would also be great with any of my Mexican recipes or my grilled chicken recipes.

Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad - An EASY and HEALTHY salad that's ready in 10 minutes and you won't be able to stop eating it!! Juicy corn, creamy avocado, cilantro, and fresh lime juice is a FIESTA in your mouth!!

What’s in Avocado Corn Salad? 

To make this easy grilled corn and avocado salad, you’ll need: 

  • Fresh sweet corn
  • Olive oil
  • Avocados 
  • Red bell pepper (or tomatoes)
  • Lime juice
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Kosher salt and pepper
Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad - An EASY and HEALTHY salad that's ready in 10 minutes and you won't be able to stop eating it!! Juicy corn, creamy avocado, cilantro, and fresh lime juice is a FIESTA in your mouth!!

How to Make Avocado Corn Salad

This fresh and tasty salad is a cinch to make!

  1. First, drizzle the corn with olive oil and grill it to your liking. Tip – Use my Grilled Mexican Corn post as a guide if you’ve never grilled corn before.
  2. Once the corn is done, cut the kernels off the cob using a sharp knife. 
  3. Add the corn to a large bowl along with additional olive oil, diced avocado, bell pepper, lime juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper.
  4. Give the salad a taste to see if it needs additional seasoning, then dig in! 

Can I Use Frozen Corn? 

If you’re making this grilled corn and avocado salad during the off season when fresh corn isn’t available, you can use frozen corn if needed.

However, frozen corn won’t give you the same smoky flavor that grilled corn has so you may need to play around with the seasonings in this recipe. 

Can I Add Chicken to This Grilled Corn Salad? 

If you want to bulk up this avocado corn salad to enjoy as a main dish, you can certainly add chicken.

If you need specific instructions on how to do so, I recommend following my recipe for Grilled Corn Salad with Chicken

Grilled Avocado Corn Salad — An EASY and HEALTHY salad that's ready in 10 minutes and you won't be able to stop eating it!! Juicy corn, creamy avocado, cilantro, and fresh lime juice is a FIESTA in your mouth!!

Tips for Making Avocado Corn Salad

This sweet corn salad is ripe for experimentation and mixing and matching based on what you enjoy. Try adding red or green onions, grape or Roma tomatoes, or black beans for protein.

Add canned or fresh diced green chiles or jalapeños if you’re looking for a kick. Add zucchini or cucumber to amp the veggie level up. 

Cotija cheese or queso fresco would also be lovely.

The sky is the limit with where you want to take this corn and avocado salad with Mexican-inspired flavors.

Grilled Avocado Corn Salad — An EASY and HEALTHY salad that's ready in 10 minutes and you won't be able to stop eating it!! Juicy corn, creamy avocado, cilantro, and fresh lime juice is a FIESTA in your mouth!!

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Yield: 4

Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad

Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad - An EASY and HEALTHY salad that's ready in 10 minutes and you won't be able to stop eating it!! Juicy corn, creamy avocado, cilantro, and fresh lime juice is a FIESTA in your mouth!!

An EASY and HEALTHY avocado corn salad that's ready in 10 minutes and you won't be able to stop eating it!! It's a FIESTA in your mouth!!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 ears fresh sweet corn, husks and silks removed
  • 8 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 medium avocados, ripe but not mushy, diced into small pieces
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced small (or 1 Roma tomato, diced small)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice, or to taste
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely minced
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Drizzle the corn with about 3 tablespoons olive oil and rub it in evenly over the corn.
  3. Place the corn on the grill and grill for about 7 to 8 minutes, turning the ears every minute or two by one-quarter turn, or as needed so that corn is cooking evenly but isn't burning. Exact cooking time will depend on your grill and its heat output; grill as long as necessary given your grill.
  4. After corn is cooked, cut the corn off the ears with a sharp knife and place into a large bowl.
  5. Add the remaining olive oil (about 5 tablespoons), the avocado, bell pepper, lime juice, cilantro, salt, pepper, stir to combine, and taste.
  6. If desired, add additional salt, pepper, etc.; or add a pinch of cayenne pepper for heat, or add any of the suggestions given in the blog post. Serve salad immediately.

Notes

  • Salad will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 4 days, noting the avocado will oxidize as time passes. I don't recommend freezing this salad.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 457Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1065mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 7gSugar: 6gProtein: 5g

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  1. Excellent!  I have made this dish multiple times and it does not disappoint even the pickiest of eaters!  The sweetness of the freshly grilled corn combined with the tart lime juice is perfect for a hot summer day meal.  I have not veered from this recipe as it is perfect just as it is written.  

    Rating: 5
    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad to hear this doesn’t disappoint whenever you’ve made it!

  2. Wow–this is so good!! It reminds me a little of your mexican street corn, probably because I added cotija and some chili powder. This will be a regular summer salad for us!

    Rating: 5
    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad this will be a regular summer salad for you!

      As I was editing these photos I seriously missed this salad so much that I made it again yesterday, with chicken, and that recipe will go up in August. A ways off but you can improvise if you want to try that one :) Grill thin-sliced chicken breasts for about the same time you grill the corn. Marinate the chicken in 1/3 c each of lime juice, honey, and olive oil. Turned out so good!!