This salad came together because of two leftover ears of corn. The night before I boiled them before rubbing with butter, sprinkling with smoked paprika and a squeeze of lime. I didn't think the corn could taste much better until I whipped up this salad the next day.
I cut the kernels from the cob, mixing them with heirloom tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, basil and a simple lemon vinaigrette. This salad is perfect eaten as is or added to your veggie tacos like salsa.
2 ears of corn (I used red corn)
2 medium heirloom tomatoes, diced
1 small cucumber, diced
half an avocado, diced
2 tbsp basil, chiffonaded
half of a lemon, juiced
1 lime wedge, juiced
1/4 tsp chili flakes
sea salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds, toasted
Boil the 2 ears of corn in a pot of water until tender. Slice kernels off the cob into a large bowl (omit this step if you're corn is already cooked). Stir in the tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, and basil.
Mix the lemon and lime juice into a smaller bowl. Add the chili flakes, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Stir well and drizzle over the corn and tomato salad.
Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and serve.
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