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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

The Best Avocado Salad You'll Ever Have

Avocados are one of those foods that seem to be universally loved. Whether they're smashed on toast, stuffed into tacos or chopped into a salad, they make everything taste richer and creamier. Happily for us, Pilar from Momfilter came up with this delicious salad that puts avocados front and center, and Rebecca took photos...

The Best Avocado Salad
By Pilar from Momfilter (and Martha Stewart Living)


The key to this salad is making sure the corn is sweet enough to be eaten raw. All you have to do is sample a kernel to tell right away. To make a decent amount, I cut off the kernels from two husks (laying the corn on it's side and cutting off the "lengths") and a nice big bag full of shelling peas (or frozen peas, if that's what you have) and two avocados. You could use any amount you have on hand, however. This isn't so much about ratio, but more about whatever's fresh. I tossed it with a dressing made of olive oil, the juice of a whole lime, a teaspoon or so each of honey and mustard, a generous sprinkling of salt and a turn of pepper.
Thanks, Pilar! You can serve it as an appetizer with chips, or a side for, say, roast chicken.

P.S. The best avocado toast, and Pilar's work/life balance...

(Top photo by Pilar, and all other photos by Rebecca Baust from The Daily Muse—thanks, Rebecca!)

44 comments:

Tinacious Me said...

Mmm this looks delicious!
~www.Tinacious.Me~

Megan said...

Yum! I might just have to make this today.

Natalie said...

ive made a similar salad in the summer and it's true--it's the best way to eat an avocado! delish!

alissa b said...

yum! definitely going to have to try!

alissa b
http://alissab.us

Claire said...

Myeh, it's not exactly exciting me.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

yum I'm such a fan of avocados!

Lynn Dylan said...

Will be having that ASAP! That looks delish! I have been craving avocados. So this is one more way to eat them.

Lynn

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Joanna said...

YUM! I absolutely LOVE avocado and this looks awesome. thanks for sharing!

Diana Mieczan said...

I LOVE avocados, so I will be making this salad very soon. It looks scrumptious:) xoxo

Nisha said...

Sounds good. So far I have LOVED the Avocado & Mango Salad from the cookbook Joy of Cooking. The marriage of creamy avocado + crunchy red onions + sweet mango + other condiments is just amazing.

Edith said...

Wow this looks so good. perfect for summer...it seems light, yet filling :)

Kristen said...

Looks delicious! I'm an avocado fiend.

Valerie (Pieceful Wedding) said...

That looks so good...it would be a perfect dish for an outdoor, summer wedding or party!

Beth said...

drooling... I have a family gathering on Friday...oh and I can get to a farmers market for fresh corn and peas... so excited!

Mad Max and Family said...

Love! My son loves and eats a lot of avocado and corn (and a lot of avocado since he is vegan).

-Tara
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http://blog.chron.com/madabouttown/

Sarah said...

The colors are so pretty! It's hard to make an avocado look good. I've been making an avocado salad with roasted carrots and lemon juice, which is also awesome.

Kim said...

My favorite food this summer, hands down.

Jennifer Beaudet said...

I just had an avocado yesterday. I love them and this looks delish!

Christine @Fancy Function said...

This looks delicious - great summer salad!

Christine @Fancy Function said...

This looks delicious - great summer salad!

The Meaning of Me said...

That looks fantastic and so easy. My daughter and I love avocado and I'm always happy to find new ways to use it. The avocado toast you mention was delicious, too!

rach. said...

yummmm.



love, rach.
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Courtney said...

Great combo. Can't wait to try this healthy + yummy dish!

Ella Donnell said...

We can't get enough avocado and this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing such a great summer recipe!

Carol-Anne Wyseman said...

This looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!

xx

Carol-Anne

http://www.thestylishstudent.com

Mal said...

Yum! I have been making a similar salad, I'll have to try this variation as well

Mal @ The Chic Geek

NotesFromAbroad said...

Even though it is Winter here, there is avocado available every day, everywhere. I have gone from mashed on bread/ crackers to just slicing them and having them with fresh slices of tomatoes , a bit of salt and maybe a drop of Balsamic ..
If I can only find some sweet corn that is not tough, I am going to try this tomorrow.
besitos ! C

Cassidy Short said...

Yum! I make something similar with avocado, tomato, grilled corn, chick peas, & balsamic!

xoxo
Cassidy

http://norebeccaforayear.blogspot.com/

The Wearwithal said...

mmmm looks so delicious

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kellyb said...

this looks amazing!

Meg said...

Made this for myself and a friend for dinner tonight and it was delicious... such a perfect summer meal. Thanks for sharing!

dervla @ The Curator said...

Just made this tonight...was the perfect cold accompaniment to my hot grilled peach pizza. Delicious!

Caroline, No. said...

YES! This is one of my favourite ways to eat avocados. It's also great with pine nuts / avo / corn. Substituting the peas for broad beans is also great. And throwing in some black eye beans into the mix is also great. I love it with warmed pita bread.

I thought I'd invented this actually, haha! :)

Kerry said...

Thanks for this! I made this last night only I substituted roasted cherry tomatoes for the peas and it was delicious. Just roast them with a little olive oil until they collapse and start to carmelize. Never thought to add them to avocado until this post. So good!

doublexuan said...

woah, saved in my recipes!!!

Lynn said...

I tried this recipe the other night and it was so simple and delicious. Thanks for posting it.

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Generic Cialis said...

Thanks for sharing such a great summer recipe!

We can't get enough avocado and this looks amazing!

Brittany Lauren said...

Oh that looks DELICIOUS! When I was younger, I didn't like Avocados but now I always want it in my sandwich :)

Pinecone Camp said...

I can tell that's the best avocado salad ever. Looks pretty incredible.

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SEO Enthusiast said...

Wow, Love the way the colors and texture of the avocado blend in together. Green Pees, Corn and Avocado. Reminds me of an avocado ice-cream I came across once. All green and you would swear it is vanilla. Gorgeous!

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jennifer stewart said...

This was fabulous! It was like a pico de gallo with avocado.

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jennifer of Sandy Bridge Xeon

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