Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

I tend to do a lot of bite sized things as the weather heats up.  It’s perfect for entertaining.  This dish is just a little something extra to put out at a barbecue while people wait for the main event.  I’ve also made this using heirloom tomatoes and plum and roma tomatoes and it works great as an interesting salad no matter the tomatoes you use, as long as they are ripe.  So, if you’re not into stuffing tiny tomatoes, I’m ok with you just putting it in a bowl or using bigger tomatoes, especially if you’re just serving this on a not so special weekday evening.  Either way, it makes an excellent salad or appetizer.

Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

Serves 6

Note: Larger tomatoes allow for easier/less preparation time.  You may alternately chop the tomatoes and toss in the bowl and serve this as a salad instead.

  • 6-8 roma or plum tomatoes (or 2 pints of cherry tomatoes, halved)
  • 2 ears of corn, shucked
  • 2 ripe avocados, seeded, peeled and finely diced
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 cup minced red onion
  • 1 lime, bested
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • cilantro, for garnish
Soak corn in cold water and grill, covered, for three to five minutes.  Remove from grill and drop into an ice bath to cool and stop the cooking process.  Cut corn off of cob and drop into a large bowl.   Toss the avocados with the lemon juice and add them to the bowl with the corn. Add red peppers, onion and lime zest to the bowl.  Whisk (or shake) to make the dressing: lime juice, olive oil, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, black pepper, garlic, and cayenne together in and pour over the vegetables. Toss well.  Seed the roma (bite sized) tomatoes and gently scoop out the insides.  Scoop salad into each tomato half .  Keep refrigerated until ready to serve and garnish with cilantro.
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16 Responses to Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

  1. This is such a good idea, would never have thought of it! They look so sweet too.

  2. So beautiful! I wish there was a farmer’s market right now I could go grab some of these ingredients. I love everything about this recipe!

  3. vanessa says:

    I love avocado and grilled corn, so this is perfect. This looks and sounds delicious!

  4. Becky says:

    I made these over the weekend for a little family barbecue and they were a mega success! I’ve been asked to make them again for a friend’s party next weekend. Thanks!

  5. Sandra says:

    These are gorgeous! I just love your photos.

  6. Kristin says:

    Awesome recipe. So fresh and light.

  7. Abby says:

    what a perfect, fresh bite! especially on a hot day :)

  8. Jamie says:

    I made these over the weekend and everyone devoured them! They were the first thing to go and everyone asked for the recipe. Thanks for the hit!

  9. Peggy says:

    This has everything I love about summer in it! Definitely going to be making this salad soon =)

  10. Katerina says:

    This is a perfect presentation. I like these little mouthwatering bites!

  11. looks wonderful colourful tomatoes

  12. Baker Street says:

    Oh YUM! I could eat at least a couple dozen in a go! These would be perfect to serve a crowd.

  13. Suzi says:

    I love little bite sized foods and these are perfect. So cute and summery.

  14. Cakewhiz says:

    Oh wow! Those look so pretty…i really like the presentation and using tomatoes as cups for the salad.

  15. this looks beautiful – so fresh and vibrant, perfect for summer!

  16. Mei-i @ gastronomic nomad says:

    I think you peeked into my grocery basket yesterday! I got a pile full of corn for my recipe this week and some gorgeous campari tomatoes. This looks so delicious. Perfect light meal for this gross summer weather we’re having. Buzzing you!

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