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This recipe is great for many occasions but stands out when you don’t want to cook the corn. That’s because the corn used here is raw! Yes, raw corn is tasty and brings a different corn flavor to dishes. Sure, you could cook the corn for this side. That said, fresh summer corn is super sweet and delicious raw. Try it!

This is a great side for many summer favorite recipes. If you’d like to make this recipe into a salad, simply spoon a bunch of it over some romaine lettuce and drizzle with your favorite dressing (our Jalapeño Ranch dressing is delicious).

Our Director of Marketing, Megan Casey, passed this delicious recipe along to me, and I see why she makes it so often! And while we love this without fresh jalapeños on top, their addition brings just the right amount of heat. Either way, there is no better side for summer than one with corn AND tomatoes.

Raw corn, grape tomatoes, avocado and fresh cilantro.

Raw corn, grape tomatoes, avocado, and fresh cilantro are the perfect concoction. If you are not a cilantro fan, sub it for basil.

Raw corn, grape tomatoes, avocado, jalapenos and fresh cilantro.

Same as the first photo, but this one has thinly sliced jalapeño peppers across the top – yum!

Avocado, Fresh Corn + Summer Tomato (Side or Salad)

Liza Graves
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish, Salad, Appetizer or Side
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 168 kcal


  • 2 ears fresh corn
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes (I used grape/cherry tomatoes for these photos)
  • 1 avocado diced
  • handful chopped cilantro and or basil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 jalapeño pepper (optional)


  • Cut the corn kernels off the cob and place in a bowl.
  • Cut the grape or cherry tomatoes into halves. Add to the bowl.
  • Add the diced avocado to the bowl.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and lightly mix.
  • If using jalapenos, thinly slice and add them across the top to serve.


Serving: 0.75cupCalories: 168kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 20mgPotassium: 564mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 629IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Salad, summer tomatoes, corn
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