Barefoot Contessa Makes Fiesta Corn & Avocado Salad | Food Network

Ina Garten’s Fiesta Corn and Avocado Salad is a quick side that goes with everything!

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Fiesta Corn and Avocado Salad
Level: Easy
Total: 35 min
Active: 30 min
Yield: 6 servings


3 ears corn, preferably yellow, shucked
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved through the stem
1 Holland orange bell pepper, cored, seeded, and 1/2-inch-diced
1/2 cup medium-diced red onion
2 jalapeno peppers, seeds and ribs removed, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (3 limes)
2 tablespoons good olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
2 ripe Hass avocados, large-diced
Juice of 1 lemon


Cook the corn in a large pot of boiling salted water for 5 to 7 minutes, until just tender. Cool for 5 minutes and cut the kernels off the cob, cutting close to the cob with a sharp knife. Place the kernels in a large bowl with the tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, and jalapeno peppers.

In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, whisk together the lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, chile powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss.

In a separate bowl, gently toss the avocados and lemon juice together, making sure the avocado is coated in lemon juice. Add to the vegetables, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and carefully fold together without breaking up the avocados. Sprinkle with salt and serve cold or at room temperature.

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25 Replies to “Barefoot Contessa Makes Fiesta Corn & Avocado Salad | Food Network”

  1. Ina, stop having this love affair you have with salt,you always add too much to your food,why don't you let
    people add their own condiments at the table.Too many chefy people seem to have your problem,they
    seem to forget that a high percentage of the population suffer from high blood pressure,and salty food
    is a no no.

  2. I make this recipe a lot, without the peppers. I put in a can of Garbanzo beans, (delicious. ) jalapenos peppers sliced thin. NO cilantro….( yes i'm one of those genetic DNA's ). This salad is delicious. ( I prefer banana peppers to bell )..😜

  3. and if you don't have to move to Iowa in the dead of winter, purchase at least one acre of land, plant the corn seeds, wait for them to grow, harvest and peal…store bought is fine! 😀 I love you Ina!

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