This is my favorite summer salad to take to picnics and makes the best of summer-time vegetables. Add chopped grilled chicken and take it from a hearty salad into an entree.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place corn into a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and cool corn. Cut kernels from cob.

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  • Mix corn kernels, black beans, avocados, cilantro, tomatoes, onion, and jalapeno pepper together in a bowl.

  • Whisk olive oil, lime zest, and lime juice together in a bowl; pour over corn mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

282 calories; protein 7.7g 16% DV; carbohydrates 34.4g 11% DV; fat 15.5g 24% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 228.2mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2015
Making this salad was a spur of the moment decision resulting from my having to salvage a can of beans from another recipe. Therefore I had to wing it on a couple of ingredients. Frozen corn filled in for the fresh and cucumbers had to fill in for the avocado as I was fresh out. As for the cilantro I don t know exactly how much I added but I know it wasn t a bunch no matter how you choose to define that. I added a much smaller amount an amount that looked right to me. I also appreciated that this recipe didn t have to rely on garlic. It was a happy accident that I ended up making this at the last minute it really was very good just don t forget salt and pepper. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2015
Making this salad was a spur of the moment decision resulting from my having to salvage a can of beans from another recipe. Therefore I had to wing it on a couple of ingredients. Frozen corn filled in for the fresh and cucumbers had to fill in for the avocado as I was fresh out. As for the cilantro I don t know exactly how much I added but I know it wasn t a bunch no matter how you choose to define that. I added a much smaller amount an amount that looked right to me. I also appreciated that this recipe didn t have to rely on garlic. It was a happy accident that I ended up making this at the last minute it really was very good just don t forget salt and pepper. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2018
This will probably become a staple in my meal plans. I substituted 1 can of Del Monte sweet white & yellow corn added 1 can of chickpeas and I omitted the olive oil. So delicious & refreshing nutritious & fiber packed. My boyfriend doesn t care for vegetables so I have to be creative and he couldn t get enough of this one! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2014
I made this yesterday for a family function and it was a HUGE hit! I did add a teaspoon of salt pepper cumin and an 1/8th teaspoon of cayenne pepper. I'll be making this again soon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2016
This salad was AMAZING!!! I have made it twice in the last three days for two different groups of friends!!! They loved it!!! The only thing I added was a little salt and pepper. The key is to serve it very chilled. You will not be disappointed!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2014
Yummy as is! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2015
My family really enjoyed this. I added leftover chicken I had marinated in Italian dressing and also added little Italian salad dressing instead of olive oil and it gave it a real good flavor. I like it mild so I replaced the jalapeño with bell pepper which gave it an added crunch. A nice light lunch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2016
I added a little green enchilada sauce to the lime juice/olive oil mixture and then sautéed some turkey sausage for protein and it was awesome! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2016
Have made this over and over. Awesome. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2018
Love this salad!! I make this for all summer grill outs. It's always a hit and requested by family and neighbors alike. I typically make it exactly as the recipe describes; a few times I've left out the jalapenos. Great either way! Read More