While you can probably find most of these ingredients much of the year, this is a salad that feels like a celebration of summer’s bounty. It’s packed with sweet corn, bright juicy tomatoes, velvety avocado, and plenty of crunch and since it’s so flavorful I always find it’s a great option to bring to potlucks in lieu of the usual pasta or potato salad.
1 lb cherry tomatoes, halved
2 1/2 cups corn kernels
2 avocados, peeled and sliced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of 1 lime
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, corn, avocado, red onion, cilantro, and garlic cloves.
Season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with cumin and toss. Drizzle with oil and lime juice and gently toss to combine.
Serve chilled or at room temperature.