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Bacon, Avocado Corn Salad

This Bacon Avocado Corn Salad is flavor packed and makes the pefect side dish!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon corn salad, corn salad, corn salad recipe, summer corn salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 157kcal
Cost 8

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