Grilled Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Salad


This super simple, yummy salad is perfect on a hot summer day.  I’ve made it twice now as a side dish; once with hamburgers and once with grilled chicken.  It would also work really well as a healthy vegetarian lunch.





  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 ears of sweet corn
  • 1 Tbsp of fresh cilantro

Honey-Lime Dressing

  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • Sea salt and cracked pepper; to taste
  • 1 clove garlic; minced
  • Dash cayenne pepper


  1. Remove corn husks and grill over medium heat for 10 minutes, or until the corn is tender and has grill marks.  Cut the corn off the cob and set aside.
  2. Slice the tomatoes in half, dice the avocado, and chop the cilantro.  Lightly toss together in a medium sized bowl, being careful not to mash the avocado.
  3. Place all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together until combined
  4. Combine the tomato mixture and corn.  Add the dress and toss together.  Dish out and enjoy!

(this makes about 4 side dishes or 2 lunch servings)

The Frugality

Sadly, unlike most of the dishes I make, this dish does not keep well because of the avocado, which means it can’t be made for just one person.  However, it only costs about $6.15 total; that’s only $1.54 per serving!  Or if you make it for a lunch its only $3.08 per serving!


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