Bacon, Avocado Corn Salad

Sharing a perfect corn salad recipe today! This Bacon Avocado Corn Salad is flavor packed and makes the perfect salad all year round!

Corn Salad

Corn Salad

Can I just say it is a salad packed with all of my favorite things. It’s got corn, bacon, avocados, cilantro, lime and cheese! I could eat this every day and be so very happy. I just know you will love this salad, Enjoy!

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Corn Salad

Recipe from  Absolutely Avocados Coobook by my friend Gaby Dalkin of What’s Gaby Cooking!

How To Make Corn Salad

  1. Place a heavy skillet over medium heat. Arrange the bacon strips in the skillet and cook on both sides until the bacon is crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to dry. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat from the skillet.
  2. Cut the kernels off each cob by laying the cob flat on a cutting board and using a sharp knife to remove the kernels. Discard the cobs and transfer the kernels to the skillet with the bacon fat. Cook the corn over medium-high heat until it is just slightly golden brown, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, crumble in the cotija cheese, and add the cilantro and lime juice. Let the mixture cool to room temperature. Roughly crumble the bacon into the corn mixture and toss to combine.
  3. Cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Remove the avocado from the skin and cut the avocado into 1/2 inch pieces. Transfer the avocado to the skillet. Taste and season with salt and pepper before serving. Serve immediately at room temperature, or refrigerate for later. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Bacon, Avocado Corn Salad

This Bacon Avocado Corn Salad is flavor packed and makes the pefect side dish!
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 157kcal
Cost: 8
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Ingredients

  • 5 strips Thick cut bacon
  • 4 ears corn husks and silks removed
  • 2 ounces cotija cheese feta cheese may be substituted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 Hass avocado
  • coarse salt
  • ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place a heavy skillet over medium heat. Arrange the bacon strips in the skillet and cook on both sides until the bacon is crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to dry. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat from the skillet.
  • Cut the kernels off each cob by laying the cob flat on a cutting board and using a sharp knife to remove the kernels. Discard the cobs and transfer the kernels to the skillet with the bacon fat. Cook the corn over medium-high heat until it is just slightly golden brown, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, crumble in the cotija cheese, and add the cilantro and lime juice. Let the mixture cool to room temperature. Roughly crumble the bacon into the corn mixture and toss to combine.
  • Cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Remove the avocado from the skin and cut the avocado into 1/2 inch pieces. Transfer the avocado to the skillet. Taste and season with salt and pepper before serving. Serve immediately at room temperature, or refrigerate for later. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Notes

Recipe by Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking

Nutrition

Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 157IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: bacon corn salad, corn salad, corn salad recipe, summer corn salad

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188 Responses
  1. I’m just loving Gaby’s book, and this recipe is one that caught my eye. They are such simple flavors that would work beautifully together. No need to enter me in the giveaway. 🙂

  2. Mary

    This is my absolute fav way to at avacados. Slice avacados and arrange on plate. I use Campari or Kumato tomatoes sliced in wedges. Arrange on plate around avacado. Drizzle with lemon juice then olive oil. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and sprinkle with course sea salt. Delicious!

  3. Ashley A.

    My favorite way to eat avocado has to be smashed with a little bit of salt smeared on a fresh homemade tortilla!

  4. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but what do you serve this with and/or how do you eat it? Is it a salad salad or is it a dip/salsa? Would you have chips? This looks so good!

  5. Barbie

    There are so many ways to enjoy avocado! Love them mashed, add a little seasoning and put it on anything, especially fajitas. Or chicken tacos.

  6. Lara

    I love avocados on anything and prepared any way. 🙂 I love making soup and putting them in soup, especially Chili or Tortilla Soup.

  7. Kimberly S.

    I absolutely love avacados and I will eat them in any way, form or fashion….A must try however is avacado fries. They are ridiculously amazing!

  8. Honestly, I love this! I love corn dishes, usually it’s corn, tomato, beans, maybe some avocado but… BACON! I never thought about bacon. This will thrill my husband with the added meat. Saving this and making it soon!

  9. This recipe looks great! And so does the cookbook, thank you for the opportunity to win it!
    My favorite way to eat Avocado is definitely in a salad. I only just recently tried it on toast as well and that is delish too!
    Can’t wait to see her cookbook and discover many other ways to eat it! 🙂

  10. Dina

    Love my hubby’s homemade guacamole!! It’s the best!!
    I also jus found another great way to eat avocados – 3 scrambled egg whites and 1 yolk cut up avocado and salsa on the side…delish breakfast!

  11. Jennifer

    I love guacamole and I frequently add slices to sandwiches but when I’m feeling really lazy, I just slice an avocado, sprinkle with salt, and put a slice on a tortilla chip and eat it that way. Sometimes with a sprig of cilantro on top.

  12. I love it in my mom’s gaucamole! YUMMMM! 1 avacado, a couple splashes of lemon juice, a 1/4 teaspoon salt, and about 3-4 cloves of pressed or minced garlic and mash it all together! Two words. Life. Changing.

  13. Chatelaine

    In a pinch a smashed avocado on toast hits the spot! but I love guacamole, or avocado topped on a salad. Mmmm

  14. Dana Marie

    Sliced in half, finely chopped red onion, drizzled with balsamic fig vinegar and a pinch of sea salt on a bed of greens.

  15. Debby D.

    I ABSOLUTELY love avocados! Hard to find a favorite…either on a sandwich, on a salad or in guacamole! I’ll eat it any way!

  16. Sara

    I love it when the avocado is soft and ripe! I cut it up, mash it with a spoon and spread it on a piece of toast! Yum!

  17. Brenda Cslhoun

    I could not wait!!! I ordered mine on amazon.com! Anxious to try this one. Thanks, Jenny. Hope all is well with you:-)

  18. Deanna C

    I LOVE AVOCADOS! Anyway you make it I will eat it. When I was younger my mom used to mash an avocado add some salt and pepper then spread it on a toasted English muffin and sprinkle with some crumbled bacon mmm! I have 2 young avocado trees that haven’t produced any delicious gems yet, hopefully this year!

  19. Sara F

    What is there not to love about this dish!! All my favs in one simple dish. Can’t wait to make it. I’ll have to grab a copy of her cookbook ( if I don’t win one )

  20. Sandi Vaccaro

    Love avocados in salads and even by themselves with a little bit of dressing. This books looks wonderful….would love to have a copy!!

  21. Stacey M

    I love avocados so much that I will eat them with a spoon right out of the peel! Love them on sandwiches and am about to put some in my quesadilla (hope I spelled that right)!

  22. My favorite way to eat avocados is definitely smashed on wheat toast, with lime juice, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper. It’s my current favorite breakfast 🙂

  23. Jennifer W

    I love avocados every way! I like them with salt and pepper… smashed on toast… in guac… on a burger… I LOVE them! I would love a copy of this cookbook. I will have to buy it if I don’t win it, I need it!

  24. Pat Shannon

    I love avocado’s. I’ve tried so many different ways to eat avocado’s. I love them all. I really can’t pick a favorite.

  25. Christy R

    I use mushed up avocado with a little fresh lemon juice and salt and pepper instead of mayo on sandwiches.

  26. marie schubert

    I love to have avocado as a drink which I make very often in the blender. It tastes so good and is so nutritious. It is very easy to make.

  27. Darlene Epps

    Just slice them in half give it a twist and scoop it out. I eat it as a side to everything I eat. I love,love, avocados.

  28. Lisa

    I love avocados in anything! On tacos, in sushi, on a burger, with a fork…you name it I’ll eat it if it has avocado! I’d love this cookbook.

  29. Loretta

    I love mashed avocado with a little lime juice and chopped tomato, sort of a mild guacamole. Great as dip with chips or raw veggies, spread on crackers, added to sandwiches and burgers, spooned onto baked potatoes, grilled chicken and salads (esp. taco salad)…so many ways to use it!

  30. Laurie A.

    When I lived in Israel and going to grad school there (about 24 years ago!), there was a tiny market across the street from the campus and we used to go there to get our sandwiches. The process to get them made was interesting. You went to the back of the store to get from the fresh produce bin (everything was delivered and made/baked fresh daily) a tomato and an avocado. Next, you selected the bread you wanted. Then you took it to the counter and the guy would proceed to make the sandwich. He sliced the roll/bread in half, spread avocado on both halves, sprinkled a little salt and added sliced tomatoes. Next, he would cut slices of cheese to put on it and added a little more salt. We NEVER got tired of this sandwich. And the whole thing cost about $1.50! I make this at home often. I use poppy seed kaiser rolls and swiss cheese. It is a filling and delicious sandwich and always brings back great memories for me! I love anything that has avocados in it and usually order extra avocado in restaurants that offer it!

  31. Donna Howard

    I like to peel it – cut it down the middle – take the big seed out, sprinkle with salt and pepper — and chomp it!!! Just like that! Plain. Yum!! But I am going to make this tomorrow!

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  33. Taylor

    I made this as a side dish for a baby shower luncheon, and it was a HUGE hit. I doubled the recipe and used canned corn and feta cheese. There wasn’t any left. Thanks! =)

  34. Lauren B

    My favorite way to eat an avocado is (of course) plain & with a spoon!
    I serve it up for breakfast, though, with an egg cracked into the spot where the pit was removed from, sprinkled with a little bit of cheese & bacon and put in the oven under the broiler. YUM.
    Lunchtime calls for a grilled sandwich of turkey, swiss, spinach, avocado, & ranch dressing!

  35. What a delicious way to combine great ingredients! Delightful.. will be making this soon.

    PS: I shared your post a couple of days ago with my community on FB and Pinterest and it went viral. Congrats! Keep up the good work <3

    Astrid

  36. Embarassed to say I just tried an avocado a couple of months ago but it was delicious so I bought my first one yesterday to try out.

  37. The recipe is over here, but in a gist – fry bacon, remove, cut corn off the cob, fry in bacon, add lime juice, cilantro, bacon, crumbled feta, stir, remove from the heat, stir in avocado. Made this twice already and it’s awesome. You’d think lime would kill all the taste, but it doesn’t. Cilantro doesn’t stick out either and feta melts down a bit and adds this very nice creaminess to the whole thing. And fried corn kernels in bacon fat … that’s really quite something.

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