Avocado Bacon Tomato Spinach Corn Salad

Fresh sweet corn mingles with avocado, bacon, tomato and spinach in this tasty corn salad.

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I do like a good side dish. Honestly, I’m probably more interested in the side dishes than main entrees, if given a choice. My sister and I joke about how the turkey at Thanksgiving is just a centerpiece. It’s all about the sides. Especially delicious salads like this sweet and savory Avocado Bacon Tomato Spinach Corn Salad, tossed with a simple homemade dressing.

Seriously, when I first made a batch of this with some fresh sweet corn, it was intended as a side dish with grilled Glazed Salmon, but it barely made it to the table. We were sneaking so many spoonfuls of this corn salad while we prepared the rest of the meal there was not much left to enjoy with dinner. What an irresistible combination of flavors and textures. Randy said he felt like he was eating dessert before dinner. This easy salad is so very satisfying!

Preparation for this Avocado Bacon Tomato Spinach Corn Salad is quick and simple. Begin by making the dressing. In a large bowl whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, garlic powder, salt, black pepper and red pepper. Add diced avocado, crumbled bacon, fresh sweet corn kernels, diced tomato, and chopped fresh baby spinach leaves. Toss to coat and refrigerate covered until ready to serve. It can be made it about 15 minutes and devoured quicker than that!

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What I think makes this Avocado Bacon Tomato Spinach Corn Salad perfect is fresh sweet corn cut right off the cob. We like to look for Silver Queen Corn or a another white sweet corn if we can find it in season. It’s our favorite corn and adds a nice bite of sweet to partner with savory crispy bacon, avocado, tomato and spinach. Serve this corn salad alongside your favorite grilled chicken, fish or steak, or grab a spoon and just dig in!

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Avocado Bacon Tomato Spinach Corn Salad Recipe

Avocado Bacon Tomato Spinach Corn Salad

A sweet and savory side dish made with sweet corn, avocado, bacon, tomato and spinach and an easy dressing.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 4 pieces of fried bacon, crumbled
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh sweet corn kernels (about 5 ears of corn)
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • 1 cup rough chopped baby spinach leaves

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, garlic powder, salt, black pepper and red pepper.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and toss to coat. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve.

Originally published July 13 2016.