Dina Cheney

Author, Still Life Painter, Recipe Creator, Photographer

Raw Corn Salad with Avocado, Basil, and Tomato

Side Dish, LunchDina CheneyComment

Serves 4-6

This colorful salad is an ideal side for BBQ fare, such as hot dogs or veggie burgers. Try varying the herbs--sometimes, I'll use fresh parsley or cilantro.

Kernels from 4 medium ears fresh corn (about 3 1/2 cups)

2 medium avocados, diced

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1/4 cup finely chopped or chiffonaded fresh basil leaves

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1- 1/2 Tbsp strained fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)

1 Tbsp white or golden balsamic vinegar

1/2 tsp kosher or sea salt

Fresh-ground black pepper to taste

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a medium-large bowl, and toss together with tongs. Serve immediately.