Avocado-Corn Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Avocado-Corn Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing Recipe
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Avocado-Corn Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing

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    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Process Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, salsa and lime juice in blender until smooth, adding water if necessary to thin to dressing consistency. Season, if desired, with salt and pepper.
  2. Arrange lettuce in large bowl and toss with 1/2 of the dressing. Gently toss in remaining ingredients except corn chips. Drizzle with remaining dressing, then top with corn chips.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 12, 2010

This was good! I was searching around for a salad recipe to use up half an avocado left in the fridge and found this...I did follow Naples advice in spicing up the dressing as it is quite bland on it's own (I added a few shakes of spicy taco seasoning mix), as I had no lime juice on hand, I used red wine vinegar...fast and easy to prepare and it certainly hit the spot! Thank's for the recipe Hellman's! (BTW - the BEST mayo EVER!) ;)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 23, 2010

Good, but not quite enough flavor. I ended up adding some seasonings and extra cheese to punch it up a bit.


11 Ratings

Jun 08, 2010

As this recipe's first reviewer I followed the recipe to the letter - at first. What started out being not very good, I'm afraid to say, ended up being one of the best salads I've had in a long time. My issue is with the dressing. I made it as written, but after tasting it I knew I would not be happy with it...at...all. It was way too thin and, between the mayo and all that lime juice, much too tangy. I had to doctor it up. Adding sour cream solved both problems, thickening it as well as mellowing it out. But I found that were it not for its tanginess there really was not much flavor at all. Cumin, cilantro (I only had dried on hand), salt and pepper, to the rescue! (Some taco seasoning would have done the trick too) This salad with those few changes in the dressing was awesome good. The ingredients were obviously carefully chosen to come up with the perfect combination of contrasts in flavors and textures - creamy, mellow, crunchy, colorful and flavorful. Genius. Sheer genius. One thing is the perfect counterpoint to another. The pepper jack cheese, for instance, is the perfect complement to the subtle flavor of the avocado. I added leftover roast chicken simply to make this a complete main dish salad but I wouldn't necessarily say it was an improvement on something that was already perfect. As written, however, with a dressing with merely an acidic tang, I wouldn't even have recognized this as the same salad.

May 02, 2011

This was a fabulous salad. I made sure to drain my salsa and added a spoonful of sour cream (per other reviews) to the dressing. It wasn't soggy at all. I used corn chips for the top. This was a gorgeous salad and would be great for a summer potluck.

Feb 22, 2011

What a delightful salad! The flavors were wonderful although I did have to work on the dressing a bit. I would advise anyone making this salad to drain the salsa for the dressing, as the dressing comes out quite thin. The flavor just wasn’t quite right so, after sifting through the other reviews, I added light sour cream (if you can get Daisy Brand in your area, their light sour cream is wonderful and almost indistinguishable from regular sour cream) and taco seasoning. A sit of several hours in the fridge made a huge difference in the dressing so I highly recommend making the dressing early in the day or even the night before serving the salad. I used Trader Joe’s organic super sweet corn and sweet grape tomatoes that I halved. The slightly salty corn chip topping was the perfect complement to the other flavors; I almost skipped them and I am very glad that I did not. As written, this is a 4 star salad, but I am giving it a 5 star rating so that others will give it a try and not miss out on a unique, delicious, and attractive salad.

Aug 05, 2010

Really great when combined with the Zippy Summer Shrimp recipe. Thanks!

Jul 30, 2010

We really enjoyed this. I used half mayo half sour cream, just personal preference. All mayo would have been good too. I did not use the lime juice just b/c I used a good salsa, the kind that needs refrigerated, so it had a lot of great fresh flavors already and didn't need the extra lime juice. I mis-read the ingredients and used fritos not tortilla chips but I think I would do that again b/c they were gooood with it!

Feb 22, 2011

Good- I think the dressing benefited from a spoonful of sour cream and a dash of taco seasoning. This was a very pretty salad.


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  • Calories
  • 244 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 4.8 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 248 mg
  • 10%

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

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