Those of you who follow us on Facebook might have seen that over the weekend my family enjoyed our first ears of sweet corn this summer. Along with a few other foods, fresh corn just says summertime to me. This is one of those dishes that I only make when I can get fresh corn; frozen just doesn’t do it justice. I’m looking forward to getting some fresh tomatoes also, but grape tomatoes work great until I get my hands on some fresh. If I’m making this for a dip, I will quarter the tomatoes so they are a little more manageable, but as a side salad I love them halved.
- 3 medium ears fresh corn (about 2 to 2½ cups)
- 1 pint grape tomatoes, cut in half
- 4-5 green onions sliced
- ½ cup (2 ounces) shredded queso or Monterrey jack cheese
- 2 Avocados, diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 clove minced garlic (1/2 teaspoon)
- 3-4 tablespoons minced cilantro, or to taste
- ¼ teaspoon cumin
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Bring a pot of water to a boil.
- Add the 3 ears of corn, cover and bring back to a boil.
- Turn the heat off, leaving the pot on the hot burner.
- Let the corn cook for 5 minutes.
- Remove the corn and set aside to cool.
- When cool enough to handle, use a sharp knife to cut the corn off of the cob.
- Cover and place in the refrigerator until cooled.
- Place the tomatoes, green onion, and cheese in a bowl.
- Add the cooled corn.
- Make sure it is cool or it will melt your cheese.
- In a small jar, combine all the dressing ingredients and shake well to combine.
- Pour over the tomato mixture.
- Place in the fridge for 2-3 hours to allow the flavors to blend.
- Right before serving add the diced avocado and stir gently to combine.
- I like to add my avocado right before serving so it is bright and fresh looking.
- Check out my recipe for Chipotle, Corn, and Avocado Salad for how I dice my Avocados.
- I sometime use pepper jack cheese if I want to give this a little kick!
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