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The Best Avocado Salad You’ll Ever Have

Avocados are one of those foods that seem to be universally loved. Whether they’re smashed on toast, stuffed into tacos or chopped into a salad, they make everything taste richer and creamier. Happily for us, Pilar from Momfilter came up with this delicious salad that puts avocados front and center, and Rebecca took photos…

The Best Avocado Salad
By Pilar from Momfilter (and Martha Stewart Living)

The key to this salad is making sure the corn is sweet enough to be eaten raw. All you have to do is sample a kernel to tell right away. To make a decent amount, I cut off the kernels from two husks (laying the corn on it’s side and cutting off the “lengths”) and a nice big bag full of shelling peas (or frozen peas, if that’s what you have) and two avocados. You could use any amount you have on hand, however. This isn’t so much about ratio, but more about whatever’s fresh. I tossed it with a dressing made of olive oil, the juice of a whole lime, a teaspoon or so each of honey and mustard, a generous sprinkling of salt and a turn of pepper.

Thanks, Pilar! You can serve it as an appetizer with chips, or a side for, say, roast chicken.

P.S. The best avocado toast, and Pilar’s work/life balance

(Top photo by Pilar, and all other photos by Rebecca Baust from The Daily Muse—thanks, Rebecca!)

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  3. I can tell that’s the best avocado salad ever. Looks pretty incredible.

  4. Oh that looks DELICIOUS! When I was younger, I didn’t like Avocados but now I always want it in my sandwich :)

  5. Thanks for sharing such a great summer recipe!

    We can’t get enough avocado and this looks amazing!

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  7. Lynn says...

    I tried this recipe the other night and it was so simple and delicious. Thanks for posting it.

  8. woah, saved in my recipes!!!

  9. Kerry says...

    Thanks for this! I made this last night only I substituted roasted cherry tomatoes for the peas and it was delicious. Just roast them with a little olive oil until they collapse and start to carmelize. Never thought to add them to avocado until this post. So good!

  10. YES! This is one of my favourite ways to eat avocados. It’s also great with pine nuts / avo / corn. Substituting the peas for broad beans is also great. And throwing in some black eye beans into the mix is also great. I love it with warmed pita bread.

    I thought I’d invented this actually, haha! :)

  11. Just made this tonight…was the perfect cold accompaniment to my hot grilled peach pizza. Delicious!

  12. Made this for myself and a friend for dinner tonight and it was delicious… such a perfect summer meal. Thanks for sharing!

  13. this looks amazing!

  14. Even though it is Winter here, there is avocado available every day, everywhere. I have gone from mashed on bread/ crackers to just slicing them and having them with fresh slices of tomatoes , a bit of salt and maybe a drop of Balsamic ..
    If I can only find some sweet corn that is not tough, I am going to try this tomorrow.
    besitos ! C

  15. Yum! I have been making a similar salad, I’ll have to try this variation as well

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

  16. We can’t get enough avocado and this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing such a great summer recipe!

  17. Great combo. Can’t wait to try this healthy + yummy dish!

  18. That looks fantastic and so easy. My daughter and I love avocado and I’m always happy to find new ways to use it. The avocado toast you mention was delicious, too!

  19. I just had an avocado yesterday. I love them and this looks delish!

  20. My favorite food this summer, hands down.

  21. The colors are so pretty! It’s hard to make an avocado look good. I’ve been making an avocado salad with roasted carrots and lemon juice, which is also awesome.

  22. drooling… I have a family gathering on Friday…oh and I can get to a farmers market for fresh corn and peas… so excited!

  23. That looks so good…it would be a perfect dish for an outdoor, summer wedding or party!

  24. Looks delicious! I’m an avocado fiend.

  25. Wow this looks so good. perfect for summer…it seems light, yet filling :)

  26. Sounds good. So far I have LOVED the Avocado & Mango Salad from the cookbook Joy of Cooking. The marriage of creamy avocado + crunchy red onions + sweet mango + other condiments is just amazing.

  27. I LOVE avocados, so I will be making this salad very soon. It looks scrumptious:) xoxo

  28. YUM! I absolutely LOVE avocado and this looks awesome. thanks for sharing!

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  30. Will be having that ASAP! That looks delish! I have been craving avocados. So this is one more way to eat them.

    Lynn

  31. Claire says...

    Myeh, it’s not exactly exciting me.

  32. ive made a similar salad in the summer and it’s true–it’s the best way to eat an avocado! delish!

  33. Yum! I might just have to make this today.