Corn and Tomato Summer Salad

This corn and tomato salad with avocado is the perfect side dish for grilling season!

Love side dishes that come together in 5 minutes? Check out this delicious and easy Corn and Tomato Salad recipe!

It’s no secret that I love to grill during the hot summer months. Mostly because living in the South means that whenever I turn on the oven inside or our stove for any amount of time, it heats up the kitchen. I end up grilling kabobs for lunch or dinner several times a week during the Summer!

For today’s recipe, I’ve partnered with Libby’s Fruits and Vegetables, the makers of Libby’s Vegetable Pouches. The pouches are a great way to help busy families (like mine) enjoy deliciously, farm fresh vegetables when you want to make good food in a hurry –Like my Skillet Pot Pie recipe.

Love side dishes that come together in 5 minutes? Check out this delicious and easy Corn and Tomato Salad recipe!

This means that I often prep salads like this one in little to no time, and keep it in the fridge for a quick grab-and-go side, one that requires minimal assembly and no cooking. Yes, I did say minimal assembly. Check out the video and see how easy it is to put together!

And this is just what I love to do most weeknights during the summer; when the bbq is the best assistant to my dinnertime kitchen-heat dilemma.

Love side dishes that come together in 5 minutes? Check out this delicious and easy Corn and Tomato Salad recipe!

This salad comes together with fresh tomatoes from my mom’s garden in just minutes. She’s so cute; she calls me a few times a week asking how I’m doing with my tomato supply. That supply is nonexistent on my end unless I buy them because I don’t have a green thumb. Thankfully, both my parents do so I get to enjoy the fruit of their labor.

This salad I learned from my mom, who faces the “how am I going to eat all the tomatoes from my garden with enough variety to be excited about them for a couple of months.” After eating this salad at her house a few times, it’s now my go-to side dish recipe.

It’s also great for when I need to bring a side dish to a party or potluck since I nearly always have some of Libby’s Vegetable Pouches in my pantry giving me the help I need to add extra veggies to any meal.

Love side dishes that come together in 5 minutes? Check out this delicious and easy Corn and Tomato Salad recipe!

Today, I served it with grilled beef skewers, which are also a summertime favorite because they can also be prepped ahead of time and kept in the fridge until it’s time to cook them. You can, of course, serve this wonderful salad with grilled chicken, shrimp, or fish!

What I love about using Libby’s Vegetable Pouches is that they are perfect for warm-weather recipes, or, the easiest side dish alongside your grilling masterpieces, which means you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time dining al fresco.

Love side dishes that come together in 5 minutes? Check out this delicious and easy Corn and Tomato Salad recipe!

The crunchy texture and sweet corn flavor makes this salad the perfect lettuce cup stuffer; and if you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I’m a big fan of filling lettuce cups with just about anything!

I know you are going to love this delicious salad recipe as a quick dinner solution this summer.

Love side dishes that come together in 5 minutes? Check out this delicious and easy Corn and Tomato Salad recipe!

How do you incorporate veggies into your summer side dishes?

Corn and Tomato Summer Salad

Love side dishes that come together in 5 minutes? Check out this delicious and easy Corn and Tomato Salad recipe!
  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 3-5

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (14 oz.) Libby’s Whole Kernel Sweet Corn Vegetable Pouch, drained
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup peeled, seeded, and chopped cucumber
  • 1-2 avocados, peeled and diced
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 Boston bibb lettuce, washed, leaves separated
  • 6-10 beef (or chicken) skewers, for grilling

Instructions

  1. Make the dressing by combining basil, olive oil, lime juice, honey, salt, and pepper in a jar and shake to combine.
  2. Heat up your grill or oven broiler and cook beef skewers, making sure to flip them over half way through.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare sweet corn salad by placing corn, tomatoes, avocado pieces, cucumber, and shallots inside a bowl. Drizzle dressing over corn mixture and gently toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
  4. To serve, place some corn and tomato salad inside a lettuce leaf and serve with grilled beef skewers.

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Love side dishes that come together in 5 minutes? Check out this delicious and easy Corn and Tomato Salad recipe!

Leave a Reply 29 comments

Cheryl - May 31, 2017 Reply

My favorite way to incorporate veggies into summer side dishes is bean or pasta salad.

Jessica B - May 31, 2017 Reply

I’m making this salad today for lunch. Thanks for a great recipe!

Erica - May 31, 2017 Reply

I used Libby’s canned corn (I had no idea they had these awesome pouches!!) to make this last night. It’s super simple since I already had everything and was delicious. I served it with grilled fish.

Melissa Trader - May 31, 2017 Reply

We incorporate veggies by designating Wednesdays as “Salad night”. Takes the guess work out of what’s for dinner and uses up any lingering veggies in the fridge.

    Laura Fuentes - June 13, 2017 Reply

    Congrats Melissa!! You are the winner of our Grill Set Giveaway! Check your inbox for an email from Stephanie@Momables.com

      Melissa Trader - June 14, 2017 Reply

      Thank you so much!!!!

Liz - May 31, 2017 Reply

I saw the LIbby’s pouches at the store today after seeing this post. I had no idea they existed! thanks for sharing, Laura. I don’t like my food in cans and this is a great way to have the convenience of veggies in the pantry.

Erin - May 31, 2017 Reply

If my mom had a garden, I’d steal her tomatoes too!

Sarah - May 31, 2017 Reply

This looks amazing Laura!

Ellen - June 2, 2017 Reply

This was the perfect recipe to use up my fresh basil from my garden. Thanks Laura!

Lubelia - June 2, 2017 Reply

I just found LIbby’s pouches at the grocery today. Thanks for introducing me to this product! I’m a fan. I’ll be making this recipe over the weekend.

Hasan Raju - June 2, 2017 Reply

Thanks Laura for the Amazing dish!
I love every kind of salad

I usually take cucumber and tomatoes salad with any kind of food
But your dish make me fall in love with it!

I wish I have it right now!

TC - June 4, 2017 Reply

I love making beans salads that are heavy on the veggies for work lunches. It doesn’t take too much effort and I can have both veggies and some protein.

Paula Clemmer - June 4, 2017 Reply

We like to add broccoli florets and kidney or black beans to a crisp romaine salad and make our own olive oil balsamic vinaigrette.

Angela Williams - June 4, 2017 Reply

I love a salad or a pasta salad with grilled vegetables and a homemade avocado dressing in the Summer!

Lyan - June 5, 2017 Reply

My kids love steamed broccoli with grilled chicken…

Thank you for the recipe. I will be trying it soon.

Tina - June 5, 2017 Reply

My family loves tomato based salads in the summer. My mom’s tomato and cucumber salad is a favorite. This is the first year that we our growing some of our own tomatoes! I can’t wait to make your corn and tomato salad for my family!

Mandy - June 5, 2017 Reply

I try to always have some sort of vegetable salad or veggie tray with dinner in the summer. It helps keep my family healthy & happy!

Dorriss - June 6, 2017 Reply

I made this last night and it was AMAZING!

Jessica Martin - June 6, 2017 Reply

i’ve been using the veggie pouches since your skillet chicken pot pie recipe (a family favorite) and I can’t wait to try this summer salad. thanks for another great idea!

Christian Flamman - June 6, 2017 Reply

My favorite summer side would be grilled asparagus!

Vicki day - June 7, 2017 Reply

Love to grill them on BBQ and use as side dishes

Cara - June 7, 2017 Reply

My favorite is either roasted or grilled veggies. I love grilled broccoli with a little Parmesan cheese and garlic!

Melanie Molnar - June 8, 2017 Reply

My favourite way to incorporate veggies is to make veggies mandatory as a side dish, whether it is chopped fresh veggies or steamed. Also if we are having potatoes on the BBQ we like to add mushrooms, carrots, etc. to the foil pouch and throw on the BBQ. Yum!

Melissa @ Insider The Kitchen - June 9, 2017 Reply

Very light, quick and you can add any number of things to it….I added black beans and cilantro and avocado. Enjoyed by all… Thanks Laura

Marie - June 15, 2017 Reply

This was THE BEST summer meal I’ve had in a long time. We made our skewers with steak and peppers and they were awesome. The salad super easy and fresh!

Toby - June 15, 2017 Reply

this was great!

Sue - June 15, 2017 Reply

This was delicious for dinner. I used leftover of the salad to top a bed of salad greens the next day.

Eliana - June 19, 2017 Reply

I made this over the weekend for Father’s Day and it was SO FRESH AND DELICIOUS!

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