Corn, Tomato & Avocado Salad

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Corn, Tomato & Avocado Salad makes the ideal summer side dish to take advantage of the fresh garden produce. Serve with tortilla chips as a dip, too!

I’ve got another garden fresh recipe for you today. Remember my garden story of the summer? Let me give you an update.

The day after I shared with you about our gigantic garden, we had a massive thunderstorm that put down several inches of rain in a very short amount of time. This heavy rain knocked my pretty tomatoes to the ground. A nocturnal critter started eating our tomatoes, and our plants were dying.

But thankfully we had so many tomatoes that losing a few didn’t so much matter. And anytime we have an excess of tomatoes, I make this corn tomato avocado salsa.

corn tomato avocado salsa with chips

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • This salsa takes advantage of deliciously fresh garden tomatoes, peppers and fresh corn.
  • Gorgeous colors of red, green, purple and yellow.
  • Fresh cilantro flavors and a simple sugar-free, lime juice dressing
  • Creamy avocado pairs so fabulously with the crunchy veggies.

If you are dreading chopping all of these veggies, you can use our favorite kitchen tool, the Ninja Express Chop. By far our most used kitchen appliance!


  • Roma Tomatoes: I love using Roma tomatoes in this recipe because they don’t create a lot of juice. They are meaty and hold their shape.
  • Red Onion: Use a sweet onion if you’d like, but I love the color that red onion adds to the salad.
  • Jalapeno Pepper & Poblano Pepper: Our pico de gallo has a combination of both of these types of pepper. The poblano adds flavor and the jalapeno adds spice.
  • Fresh Corn: Many times when the corn is perfectly fresh, I don’t cook the corn. It is tender and sweet just as it is. If you’d like, you can boil it or grill it slightly, but don’t overcook it. You want the corn to be crisp.
  • Avocado: This adds a creaminess that pairs perfectly with the crisp veggies.

Easy Salad Dressing

This easy corn salad dressing is lime juice, salt, pepper, garlic and fresh cilantro. The lime juice gives it a tangy kick and pairs so well with the natural sweetness of the veggies.

place of chicken with corn salsa

Serving Suggestions

Serve this with tortilla chips as a salsa, or just eat it with a spoon, which is what my husband did. Between dinner and lunch the next day, he had this simple salad devoured.

It’s also delicious alongside roasted meat such as chicken or battered fish.

bowl of corn tomato avocado salsa with a spoon
bowl of corn tomato avocado salsa with a spoon

Corn, Tomato & Avocado Salad

4.92 from 12 votes
Corn, Tomato & Avocado Salad makes the ideal summer side dish to take advantage of the fresh garden produce. Serve with tortilla chips as a dip, too!
Servings 8
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

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  • 2 cups chopped Roma tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped poblano pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh corn cut off the cob
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 avocado cut into small pieces


  • Combine all of the ingredients together in a bowl and stir gently to combine.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


*You can prepare this salad ahead of time. If you’d like to do this, wait until just before serving to add the avocado. *If you don’t have fresh corn, you can use frozen corn. Just thaw and add it to the mix.
The calories shown are based on the recipe serving 8, with 1 serving being ⅛ of the salad. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**


Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 14.9mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 70
Keyword easy vegetable salad, summer salad recipe

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4 years ago

5 stars
made this last week, making again today to bring to a fish fry. delicious and if you are on weight watchers the only points is the avocado…

Sean John
8 years ago

5 stars
Looks yummy salad and healthy as well. I have tried many salads like Caesar salad, Thai salad, Indian salad, etc. and want to try corn, tomato & avocado salad as well. Just like Thai, Indian and Caesar salads, I will surely go to add this salad to my weekly diet.

Meredith @ The Weekday Gourmet
8 years ago

I made something similar on my blog with a slightly sweet vinaigrette!