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This Corn Tomato Avocado Salad is summer in a bowl! The perfect side dish with anything you’re grilling, or double the portion as a main dish.

This Corn Tomato Avocado Salad is summer in a bowl! The perfect side dish with anything you're grilling, or double the portion as a main dish.Corn Tomato Avocado Salad

Corn Tomato Avocado Salad is the ultimate BBQ side dish! I am taking advantage of summer corn, tomatoes and cucumber and tossed them altogether with avocado for a fresh summer salad! Great for cookouts and summer outings. A few more summer salads you may enjoy, this Grilled Corn Salad with Feta or this Corn Salsa with Lime!

corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and avocado.

This summer salad is one of my most popular side dishes and I am not surprised! It’s colorful, fresh and healthy made with simple, in-season ingredients. The avocado adds a lovely creaminess to the salad once you toss it all together. If you want to make this ahead, prep all the ingredients and add the avocado just before serving.

You can also turn this into a main dish salad by grilling up some proteins and serving it with the salad. Grilled shrimp or chicken would be great mixed in. Keep it vegan by grilling some tofu. Or grill up some steaks and serve it on the side.

Salad Variations:

  • Make it smokey: Grill the corn for a smoky flavor.
  • Add some herbs: Add fresh herbs such as basil or chives.
  • Make it a Main: Grill some chicken breast, shrimp or tofu and toss it together for a main dish.
  • Great for tacos: Want to make this with tacos, sub the lemon for lime juice and add cilantro!
  • Low-Carb Option: To make this keto and low-carb, omit the corn and double the other ingredients.

corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and avocado.

This Corn Tomato Avocado Salad is summer in a bowl! The perfect side dish with anything you're grilling, or double the portion as a main dish.

More Summer Salads You May Enjoy:

Corn Tomato Avocado Salad

4.97 from 92 votes
This Corn Tomato Avocado Salad is summer in a bowl! The perfect side dish with anything you're grilling, or double the portion as a main dish.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
This Corn Tomato Avocado Salad is summer in a bowl! The perfect side dish with anything you're grilling, or double the portion as a main dish.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 cup


  • 1 cup corn kernels , from 1 large steamed corn on the cobb
  • 5 ounces diced avocado, from 1 medium
  • 1 1/2 cup diced Persian cucumbers, about 3 small
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, from 1 medium lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper, to taste


  • Steam corn in steamer or microwave (or you can grill or boil) until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Let it cool then transfer to a large bowl.
  • Toss all the remaining ingredients together and serve immediately.

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Serving: 1 cup, Calories: 128 kcal, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 2.5 g, Fat: 8.5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 83 mg, Fiber: 4 g, Sugar: 3.5 g


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154 comments on “Corn Tomato Avocado Salad”

  1. Super quick and easy! I made this a bunch last summer and was so excited to make it this week to start summer.

  2. Delicious, as so many of your recipes!!! Your recipes have enabled us to eat healthy and gourmet, since husband has celiacs, and my allergy is sulfites.

    1. Delicious Recipes!!! We have celiacs, and sulfite allergies, so your recipes give us healthy and gourmet foods!!!

  3. Yum! Yum! Yum! I’m always a fan of your recipes and this one hits the spot for something refreshing and light.

  4. Delicious!  I will definitely make again and will double the recipe. Next time I will use thawed, frozen corn and will add orange bell pepper for more color. I might try adding bacon. 

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    Marlene Povich

    This salad is fabulous. Whenever I take it to a party, everyone raves about it. So easy to make.

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    Paul Guenther

    Wonderful and delicious. Perfect anytime of the year but awesome during those hot days of summer. And it’s only 3 points for me in WW

  7. Just made this. Amazing. Then I noticed a bottle of Tajin in the cabinet and couldn’t resist. That worked really well too!

  8. I’ve made this salad twice.  The first time, my avocados were super soft and everything kind of got a green avocado coating after I tossed it together. So when I made it for the potluck today, I well tossed everything except for the avocados first. And then added the avocados and just gently folded them in.  It worked out very well!  The avocados didn’t get overworked.

  9. I took this to a Mexican themed potluck today, using a lime cilantro vinaigrette.  A little jicama added, as well.  It was tasty and well-received…very pretty & colorful!  Thank you for all the time it takes to create your blog posts and for sharing your recipes for others to enjoy! ❤️

    1. They’re typically smaller than regular cucumbers and the skin is thin and easy to chew. Mild flavor.  I used an English cucumber and it made the salad crunchier but worked well in this salad.  It was more affordable.

  10. Was skeptical. However, had everything on hand
    Followed to a tee. Turned out delicious with no leftovers!!

  11. OMG! This was so delicious. So fresh, simple and super tasty. My husband asked when we could have it again! Think I ‘ll and grilled shrimp next time for a complete meal. Thanks Gina!!

  12. Fresh and cool in the summer heat. Good way to use the mountains of tomatoes this time of year. Lime juice and cilantro is an easy switch with tacos

  13. I had one ear of corn and fresh tomatoes and a cucumber from my garden. I mixed these with chopped onion and avocado. I used mango balsamic vinegar and citrus cilantro evoo that I bought in Vegas. Best breakfast ever!

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    This is quick to make and so delicious. I make it often.KK

    This is quick to make and so delicious. I make it often.

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    Michael A.michael Spiccia Jr.

    I did make this recipe I doubled it the 1st time and it was fantastic. The 2nd time I made it I added 6 chopped basil leaves and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon pepper, 1 clove of finely chopped garlic and it was outstanding tossed it and let it sit for about 2 hours in the fridge, I toasted large squares of french bread with garlic oil and served it as an appetizer.

  16. This was one of the best summer salads I have been ever eaten.  My husband doesn’t care for avocados and he gobbled them down.  This salad is super easy to fix and it’s definitely a winner!

  17. I made this salad yesterday and took it to friends cottage. This is the best salad I have eaten in a long time. I double the recipe and it’s a good thing I did. Ended up with enough for a small bowl. 
    Tried to give you a 5 star rating but it wouldn’t let me.

  18. What a wonderfully light, refreshing summer salad! My family loved it and went back for seconds.  Luckily, as is was a part of a large outdoor spread, I had a little bit leftover.  The next day, when I pulled it out for lunch, I was more than pleased to see the avocados were still bright green!  Pretty amazing!  It was still crisp and delish!

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    Annette Toscano

    I made this for the first time tonight and it’s delicious…will definitely make it again.

  20. This was surprisingly good. Made with leftover grilled corn and pickling cucumber. I do not like onions so left them out.

  21. Absolutely delicious.  Instead of using olive oil I used Marzetti’s simply dressed lemon vinaigrette & added some fresh lemon zest and a squeeze of fresh lemon.

  22. It’s just like everyone said. Easy to make and great flavor. Love that avocado. Served for a simple lunch for husband and I. We ate the whole thing!

  23. This recipe came together quickly and tasted so good. I added a jalapeño (minced and seeded) and chicken. Delicious!

  24. Made this tonight. Added banana pepper rings to spice it up a little. Substituted with a cup of frozen corn (thawed). 

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    Maryann Lazzaro

    I have made this salad two times now to rave reviews. I used champagne vinegar instead of lemon juice and added some fresh mozzarella. It is a winner!!!

  26. The corn, avocado, cucumber & tomato salad is absolutely delicious!  I have made it a couple of times now for parties and everyone is still raving about it.  It’s a winner for summer!   

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    Karyn Hopper

    SO DELICIOUS! I can’t wait to make this again and again. Next time i’m grilling the corn. This first time because i was really strapped for time, I ‘steamed’ the corn in the microwave. Don’t judge. haha. It worked. My crew was so happy and full. We served it alongside grilled salmon and baked potatoes. Oh – i was sadly out of red onion so had to omit. Eager to make again WITH it included as i think that would be so yum. I did add about a cup of chopped snow peas for sweet crunch and about 1/2 c (or more) of chopped basil. PERFECT SALAD! Thank you! Can’t wait to try more of your goodies on this site!

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      Karyn Hopper

      Hi Lela – I cut mine about 40 minutes before bc i had other things to do right before serving and chose not to add one more task (cutting avocado) . It actually added a delicious extra layer of flavor and prevented browning. Try it! This salad was a huge hit. HUGE. Men all had seconds.

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        Lori Grundmeier

        Sorry if I missed it, but what did you add that gave it that delicious extra layer of flavor and prevented avocado from turning brown? I’m only guessing…maybe lemon or lime. Do tell! I too cannot eat brown avocado!!

  28. Made this twice for lunch with our leftover corn on cob and my husband and I both loved this summer salad, which is also simple to make as well as being delicious!

  29. Great summer side dish. Made with freshly picked corn on the cob and cherry tomatoes from our local prodice stand. Served it with grilled chicken and asparagus with fresh cantaloupe. Ladies asked for the recipe and the men asked for seconds! THANK YOU!

  30. I made this yesterday for a post July 4th cookout and it was amazing.  My guests couldn’t get enough of it.  I had chopped everything (except avocado) ahead of time and it was super simple to combine. 
    Wish I could attach a pic as it was just as beautiful as it was delicious! 

    1. This was so good that you just can’t stop eating it!  My son doesn’t like cucumbers so I subbed with chopped celery hearts for some crunch.  I could eat this every day.  

  31. Made this the other day. It was absolutely delicious and refreshing! I grilled the corn to give it some extra flavor and added fresh herbs. Would definitely make again and recommend.

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    linda m Doyle

    Hi Gina,
    I’m a fan, have your 3 cookbooks, not the Air fryer.
    You’re very good at what you do. You take the guess work out of the “diet” bs. Thanks for that.
    I am always amazed that so many recipe developers leave out the chance to introduce fresh garlic into their recipes & this recipe is a very good example. Super opportunity for fresh garlic. I get it that some people are a bit hesitant about fresh garlic but that fantastic boost that fresh garlic gives soooo many dishes it seems to me that it should be an option in so many recipes. Just saying…

  33. If I use WW recipe builder, I get 2 pnts/srving. If I use Create a Food, I get 4pnts per serving. How did you enter it for your 3 points? (full disclosure: haven’t tried it yet!)

  34. Made this last night to take to a BBQ dinner, it was easy and delicious, everyone enjoyed it. I love all of your recipes – thank you!

  35. Amazing Summer Salad. I take it with us to all summer time cookouts or outings. It is always the biggest hit!

  36. Love that you include how many cucumbers, how many lemons etc it actually takes to get the amount!! Thank you!!

  37. This sounds delicious, Gina. I cannot wait to try it. Since we have those ingredients now, I may just throw this together tonight!

  38. Yummy!!! I whisked the lemon juice and olive oil with a little honey, poured over veggies then tossed. If you aren’t counting “points” well worth the few extra calories. 

  39. I just made this and it is delicious!!! I will be making this very often!!!!! Very good and good for you!!

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    Jeanette Mchenry

    I made this salad for supper tonight. The flavor, texture and bright colors make this 5 stars. And so easy to make! Definitely a keeper.

  41. Definitely one of my favorite recipes along with the very similar crab and avocado salad! Didn’t even need to change or add anything – it’s perfect on its own!

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    Cindy in Colorado

    This was so easy to make and made a bit hit with our buffet party! Delicious! Our vegan and non-meat eaters enjoyed it too!

  43. This is sooooo good. I love it, please never give this up, just keep giving us good stuff. Although, some of your recipes are a bit over my skill level, I still love your food. This is a real keeper.

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    Elizabeth J. McFadden


    This may be my new favourite hearty summer salad recipe! Fast, easy, delicious, satisfying. Tweaked proportions slightly (a tad heavy on the onion and light on the tomato, for personal taste) but otherwise my only change was to sub good quality white balsamic for half the olive oil to cut calories a bit — no loss in flavor at all. Bright from the lemon and a little sea salt, creamy from the avocado, crunchy pops of onion … yummmm.

    Paired with chicken breasts in a shallot glaze it made a great weeknight dinner, and I think it would do quite well as a main course topped with spiced grilled shrimp. Ohhhh … or maybe a blackened salmon! Or jerk chicken. The creaminess of the avocado would really hold it’s own with alongside strong flavors.
    This is DEFINITELY going to be used often at my house. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  45. This was great! I would love to see your spin on more plant-based (vegan) recipes like this!

    Your website, blogs, and recipes have helped me lose a total of 80 pounds over the past 4 years. I was incredibly over-weight and living a lifestyle that was really effecting my health. Your page helped me make the change and really learn a healthy, simple (but delicious!) way to cook.

    At any point in my health journey I’ve been able to come to your page and find whatever it is I was looking for (and then some!).

    Over the past month I’ve transitioned into a full vegan after a longtime vegetarian diet. I’m excited to see what other recipes I can find here on your amazing website.

  46. My husband and I are at this moment eating this salad and it is so good!  It is light and full of flavor!  As a diabetic I am always looking for food I can eat that does not taste like cardboard.  This is simply wonderful. 

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    Monika @

    this Corn tomato avocado salad is truly a summer garden right in a bowl, but what i fail to understand is how are those corn stuck together even after tossing them because i have never seen anything like that before but this looks so healthy and yummy!

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      Phyllis Daily

      The corn was cut directly from the cob. When you cut the length of the cob it might stick together.

  48. I just signed up for WW, what are the difference between regular points, freestyle points and smart points? I seem to see them all referenced in your recipes and I want to make sure I enter them correctly into the app.

    Thanks so much!

  49. So delicious! Is there an easy way to enter this on my Weight Watchers app? Having some difficulty adding it 

  50. I have made this several times this summer and my family loves it!  So easy and fast.  I use Trader Joe’s roasted corn and omit cucumbers because kids don’t like them and add fresh parsley from garden.  Delicious, easy and refreshing!  Thank you.  

  51. I’ve made this twice this week. I used canned organic corn and added some chopped cilantro. I LOVE this dish. Tonight we added this to fish tacos. SO good.

  52. We received some fresh sweet corn from Iowa, so I wanted to make something other than corn-on-the-cob. Wow! I LOVE this recipe. It was so fresh and the dressing was perfect. I was afraid the lemon juice and olive oil mix was going to be bland, but it was just right, I could have eaten the whole bowl! Don’t wait to make this….get going with fresh, in-season ingredients.

  53. Gina – I love this salad! You list this as 3 Freestyle points but my WW app lists it as 4 Freestyle points for 1 cup. *Can you confirm if this is correct?*

    Thanks! Love your website and all your recipes 🙂

  54. This was fantastic. I admit I didn’t have all the ingredients. and omitted some- I used avocado, grape tomatoes halved, fresh corn off the cob and thinly sliced shallot. I then squeezed some fresh lemon all over it and added salt and pepper- it was so delicious!

  55. This was a KILLER salad. The lemon juice/olive oil dressing was a perfect complement to the avocado and roasted corn. I roasted the corn on the grill without the husks and with a little spray of olive oil. Also grilled a boneless skinless chicken breast and served it sliced on top of the salad. Definitely will make this again!

  56. Oh, this is outstanding! I brought some to my sister-in-law across the street and now she will be making it as well. This will become a regular dish in our house.

    It says to serve immediately, but it was still good the next day, although a bit of liquid had leeched from the food and was at the bottom of the bowl. I ate it anyway, but next time I’ll pour it out.

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    Kimberly Golden Malmgren

    We made this salad as a side dish to some flank steak and hush puppies. OMG it was delicious. It’s definitely going to be a staple for the rest of the summer. Yum!

  58. I cannot believe how great this is– summer in a bowl! I think it will be on heavy rotation here, especially as my garden tomatoes ripen. Thanks, Gina!! YUM!

  59. Can I make this and eat leftovers? This seems like a combo of favorite things but I always have a really hard time keeping cut avocado fresh. Are there any tips for that or should I just wait to serve it to a group? Thanks!

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    Deborah C. Bailey

    This is Fantastic! I made it last night and my hubby really liked it. I added 1 tablespoon of fresh cilantro and some diced grilled chicken. To please my husband I added one tablespoon of light sour cream. He likes a creamy dressing.

      1. Oh wow!  What a great tip @Linda (August 6, 2018., 4:50pm) I will definitely try that. Thank you so much for the suggestion!

  61. Just made this for dinner but added 3/4 Lb cooked shrimp and feta cheese!  Awesome!  Will be making this often throughout the summer!  Thanks for sharing. 

  62. The picture shows red onion, but the recipe does not list it in the ingredients. Is it included in the calorie count? I think red onion, or scallions, would add flavor – so I’m thinking the intention was for it to be there. This looks really delicious, and I’m sure I will be making it this week.

  63. The directions section is blank,. I am assuming just combine everything in a bowl and serve or does it need to chill?

  64. No need to steam or cook the corn!. I’ve been making this salad and versions of it for years. Sweet corn cut off the cob into a bowl (milk settles to the bottom). Add fresh tomato chucks (also sweet and local this time of year, Add salt and pepper – the salt will help to draw out some of the juices to form the basis of your “dressing”. Add avocado or not. Add fresh chopped basil on top before serving. Toss. Everyone will rave. No cooking required. Just fresh summer goodness in a bowl. I use one ear of corn for every large tomato. Makes two servings.

  65. Hi Gina,
    Are there specific directions for the recipe or is it just to combine the ingredients in a bowl. I did not see any directions. Thanks for all you do this recipe looks delicious.. Liz 

  66. This looks so delish! I’m sure it’s pretty simple but I didn’t see the directions? Can’t wait to make it!

  67. Avocadoes are my favorite superfood because of its healthy fats and antioxidants. It also feels you up for longer periods of time. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  68. Sweet corn doesn’t even need to be cooked for this. I LOVE raw sweet summer corn. So sweet, so crisp. This is delicious! Might add a little feta next time. Maybe some bacon too!

  69. Diced red onion, too? Looks like it’s in the photos but I don’t see it in the list of ingredients   🙂