Summer Corn Salad

AuthorNaturallyLTCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Yields12 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time25 mins

Ingredients
 kosher salt
 4 ears of sweet corn
 4 avocados
 1 juice of lemon
 2 pinches cherry tomatoes, sliced lengthwise
 2 red bell peppers, seeded and 1/2 inch diced
 1 cup red onion, chopped
 1 cup jalapeno, seeded and minced
 1 can black beans, rinsed
 1 lime, zested
 ½ cup lime juice
 ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
 1 tsp garlic, minced
 ½ tsp ground cayenne pepper

Directions
1

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the corn for 3 minutes, then drain and immerse the corn in ice water to stop the cooking and set the color. Once corn is cool, slice the kernels off of the cob and place them in a large bowl.

2

Mix the avocados in lemon juice and add to the corn. Add the tomatoes, red peppers, onion, jalapeno, black beans, and lime zest into the bowl.

3

Whisk the lime juice, olive oil, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, black pepper, garlic, and cayenne pepper together in a small bowl. Using a rubber spatula mix the dressing with the vegetables. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 230, Fat 17g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 150mg, Total Carbohydrate 20g, Dietary Fiber 7g, Sugar 4g, Protein 5g

 

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Ingredients

Ingredients
 kosher salt
 4 ears of sweet corn
 4 avocados
 1 juice of lemon
 2 pinches cherry tomatoes, sliced lengthwise
 2 red bell peppers, seeded and 1/2 inch diced
 1 cup red onion, chopped
 1 cup jalapeno, seeded and minced
 1 can black beans, rinsed
 1 lime, zested
 ½ cup lime juice
 ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
 1 tsp garlic, minced
 ½ tsp ground cayenne pepper

Directions

Directions
1

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the corn for 3 minutes, then drain and immerse the corn in ice water to stop the cooking and set the color. Once corn is cool, slice the kernels off of the cob and place them in a large bowl.

2

Mix the avocados in lemon juice and add to the corn. Add the tomatoes, red peppers, onion, jalapeno, black beans, and lime zest into the bowl.

3

Whisk the lime juice, olive oil, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, black pepper, garlic, and cayenne pepper together in a small bowl. Using a rubber spatula mix the dressing with the vegetables. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Summer Corn Salad

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