Fresh Corn and Avocado Bean Salad

The funny thing about blogging is yes, everything I post is something that I eat, but 3 posts/week doesn’t even begin to cover what I eat the majority of the time. So what else do I eat?

People tell me they imagine my house full of picture perfect food a la Bree Van de Kamp in Desperate Housewives… you know, a frosted cake in a glass cake dome on the counter, a basket of freshly baked biscuits in a tea towel, a container in the fridge full of carved turkey for fancy pants sandwiches.

But as much as I love to make in-depth dishes, I also need quick fixes that I can keep in the fridge to nosh on. This fresh corn, avocado, tomato and bean salad is one of the dishes I keep in my fridge all the time. It’s filling, it’s healthy, fresh, and also totally delicious. There’s so much texture and flavor going on!

The first thing you want to do is gather up some fresh corn on the cob. Frozen corn just can’t do the job here.

Next, take the husks off the corn and give them a little rinse:

Boil the corn for 5 minutes in salted water, then use a sharp knife to cut off the kernels:

Combine the corn with the avocado, tomato, beans, herbs, etc, and pour in the vinaigrette:

Give it a good toss and season to taste with salt and pepper. Let the flavors meld for 30 minutes, then eat!

Before you scroll the recipe, here’s a video on how to pit and dice the avocado, if you need it:

Fresh Corn and Avocado Bean Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 ears fresh corn on the cob
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 heirloom tomato, diced
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Boil the corn for 5 minutes in salted water, then drain and cut the kernels off with a sharp knife.
  2. In a bowl, combine the corn, avocado, tomato, chickpeas, black beans, parsley, olive oil, lemon, and vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Let the salad sit for 30 minutes so the flavors can meld. Enjoy!