August 24, 2011

Corn Harvest & Corn Salad with Avocado

Although the deer and rabbits have really enjoyed our garden (we had funerals for our pumpkins last week...sigh), we were able to harvest a few ears of corn from our garden over the weekend.

I experimented with a few ingredients that I had in the refrigerator and came up with a corn and avocado salad recipe that turned out pretty darn good.

Corn salad with avocado

3 to 4 ears of cooked corn
1/2 small onion, chopped
½ red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
Salt and pepper
1 medium tomato (or several cherry tomatoes) finely chopped
1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and chopped
Fresh squeezed lime juice to taste
Fresh chopped fresh cilantro leaves for garnish
Garlic salt & pepper to taste

Cook corn and slice kernels from ears of corn from top to bottom with knife. Add ingredients and chill for several hours before serving.

Nothing beats fresh sweet corn!!

Especially when it comes from your own garden!
We know the deer liked it too!!


My Vintage Mending said...

Lovely post as usual. I can only imagine the sadness that overcame poor Josie. It can be so disappointing after all the hard work. How big will the fence be next season? Still drooling over the header! Smiles....Renee

Lee said...

YUM! Wish I loved avocado...but it still sounds great!
Wait until you see my newest craft project! Ran out of materials so spent two hours shopping at Hobby Lobby's in Kentwood and if I would only finish it!
Stay off that foot!!! XO

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh this sounds good corn and avacodo are natural companions! Yummy

Karin said...

YUM!!! I love sweet corn and we haven't even had any yet (although it doesn't taste that great around here. Midwest sweet corn is the best!)

Jodee Leader said...

That salad looks delish! I love, love, love fresh veggies!

Hope you have a great day!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

That does look good! We have lots of deer and rabbits, too, but they seem to stay clear of the garden. There are so many cornfields and hayfields out here that I think they find enough to eat there. That's what I'm hoping, anyway!

Cheryl G. said...

I LOVE corn on the cob!
That looks yummy!

The Star Gal said...

That salad looks delicious!!

Janet said...

Fresh corn and avocado! Yum!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I'm definitely making this! Our corn is almost ready. So sorry about the demise of your pumpkins.

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh yum! I love dinners like that! Your corn and avocado salad sure look good! Don't you think there is something magical about lime and cilantro? Puts that special wowie zing in everything they touch!

VintageBettys said...

That looks yummy! We also lost our pumpkins

Donna said...

My mouth is watering over your post, Kim! I've really missed the fresh sweet corn from the road side stands back at home (sigh!). Your salad sounds yummy! I love all of those flavors, I will give it a try for sure.

The Miller's @ Prezidential Life said...

ohhhh this looks so good!
can't wait to try it!

the miller's
prezidential life