Avocado Corn Salad

Moosewood Cooks at Home

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cut corn
  • 1 T. vegetable oil
  • 2 T. water
  • 1 t. ground cumin
  • pinch of cayenne or red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 2 T. fresh lime or lemon juice
  • ½ medium red bell pepper
  • 2 T. minced red onion
  • salt to taste
  • dash of Tobasco or other hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • Whole or chopped cilantro leaves

In a skillet or saucepan, combine the corn, oil, water, cumin, and optional cayenne or red pepper flakes.  Cook, covered, on medium heat for 5 minutes, or until the corn is tender.  Uncover and cook for an additional minute or two to evaporate the excess moisture.  Set aside to cool.

Slice the avocado in half lengthwise and gently twist to remove the pit.  Make lengthwise and crosswise cuts in the flesh every ½ inch.  Scoop the avocado cubes out of the shells and into a large bowl.  Gently stir in the lemon or lime juice.  Cut the bell pepper into ½ inch or small pieces and add to the bowl.  Stir in the red onion and cooked corn.  Add salt and the optional Tobasco, and top with cilantro if you like.

Serve immediately, or chill for 30 minutes and then serve.

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