5/27/14

My Favorite Summer Salad: Corn, Avocado, Tomato & Radish Salad with Ranch Dressing


Hello! Did you have a good 3 day weekend? Mine was relaxing and lazy and good. The pool opened, so I went swimming twice, I also took a day trip to Baltimore, took a few naps and spent quality time on my couch.

I also made My Favorite Summer Salad: Corn, Avocado, Tomato & Radish Salad with Ranch Dressing.

Before I tell you about the salad, although you can figure out the recipe by the title, I'd like to tell you a crazy thing that happened on Twitter this weekend.

One woman, who I wasn't even following, decided to UNFOLLOW and BLOCK me because I like tongue. As in cow tongue. And she happens to be vegetarian. Can you believe it? I suppose from now on I will only follow people who like mangoes and tomatoes.

Kidding.

Ok, now to the story of this salad.

I've mentioned many times that the types of salads I love are the ones with many ingredients in them. Lettuce, a few slices of tomatoes and a slice of cucumber is not a salad in my book.

This Corn, Avocado, Tomato & Radish Salad with Ranch Dressing has some of my favorite ingredients and is a great play of colors, textures, and flavors.


My Favorite Summer Salad: Corn, Avocado, Tomato & Radish Salad with Ranch Dressing

Corn: use the freshest corn you can find. Cut the kernels off the cob and sauté briefly in olive oil.
Tomatoes: use cherry or grape and cut them in half.
Olives: I used kalamata ones, but you can use whichever kind you like...just make sure to remove the pits.
Avocado: it adds incredibly creaminess and good fat: cube it
Radishes: it surprises me how many people have never tried radishes. I love their crispy texture, the beautiful outside color and the slightly peppery taste. Slice your radishes thin in half moon shapes.
Lettuce: one of my favorite ones is Boston or Butter lettuce.
Basil: chop the basil for the salad right before serving.
Ranch dressing: I used store bought, but you can make it at home.


Doesn't this salad just scream SUMMER!? It does for me.
What's YOUR favorite Summer Salad?

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