Thursday, August 11, 2011

Avocado and Corn Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

The summer produce is really starting to roll in now.  My parents are so generous to share my dad's garden bounty with me and my mom has made sure that I don't run out of fresh cucumbers, zucchini, potatoes, and tomatoes.  To say that all this yummy garden freshness is a nice cushion for my grocery budget is an understatement, to say the least!  

However, with all this fresh produce, I have to sort of be on my "kitchen game" in order to use it all at its peak!  This salad certainly didn't disappoint!  It was simple to toss together and really highlighted all the fresh vegetables.

Avocado and Corn Salad with Lime Vinaigrette
Inspired by and largely adapted from Authentic Suburban Gourmet

3 ears of corn, cooked and kernels cut off 
1 avocado, peeled and diced in large chunks
2 ripe tomatoes, cut in large chunks 
1 small onion, finely diced

1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/2  English cucumber (I peeled, halved, and sliced mine)

Add to a large bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.

Lime Vinaigrette

1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbl. roasted garlic infused red wine vinegar 
1 tbl. lime juice 
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Add all of the above ingredients in a small glass measuring cup.  Whisk to combine.  Taste and adjust seasoning as you desire.

When ready to serve the salad, add the dressing and gently toss.

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