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Summer Veggie Salad Recipe

Summer Veggie Salad

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"This is my favorite summer salad to take to picnics and makes the best of summer-time vegetables. Add chopped grilled chicken and take it from a hearty salad into an entree."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Place corn into a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and cool corn. Cut kernels from cob.
  2. Mix corn kernels, black beans, avocados, cilantro, tomatoes, onion, and jalapeno pepper together in a bowl.
  3. Whisk olive oil, lime zest, and lime juice together in a bowl; pour over corn mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
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May 10, 2015

Making this salad was a spur of the moment decision resulting from my having to salvage a can of beans from another recipe. Therefore, I had to wing it on a couple of ingredients. Frozen corn filled in for the fresh, and cucumbers had to fill in for the avocado as I was fresh out. As for the cilantro, I don’t know exactly how much I added, but I know it wasn’t a “bunch,” no matter how you choose to define that. I added a much smaller amount, an amount that looked right to me. I also appreciated that this recipe didn’t have to rely on garlic. It was a happy accident that I ended up making this at the last minute – it really was very good – just don’t forget salt and pepper.

Sep 12, 2014

Yummy as is!


4 Ratings

Jun 22, 2014

I made this yesterday for a family function and it was a HUGE hit! I did add a teaspoon of salt, pepper, cumin and an 1/8th teaspoon of cayenne pepper. I'll be making this again soon!

Jun 07, 2014

I cut this down a lot to suit our needs, but I did follow the recipe. Salt and pepper are needed, and if you like heat, you may have to add a little. My jalapeno wasn't very strong today, so when I went to eat it, I added a little Tajin (a new favorite of mine for sure!). Thanks a lot for this, Lisa S!


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  • Calories
  • 282 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 15.5 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 10.6 g
  • 43%
  • Protein
  • 7.7 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 228 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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