Corn Salad with Queso Fresco is loaded with grilled corn, crisp onions and peppers, and creamy avocado, all topped with a homemade cilantro lime vinaigrette and generous helping of delicious queso fresco. A great side dish for your summer barbecue.

  This summer Corn Salad with Queso Fresco is loaded with grilled corn, crisp onions and peppers, and creamy avocado, all topped with a homemade cilantro lime vinaigrette and generous helping of delicious queso fresco.

If I could bottle up a bunch of summer flavors and put them into one dish, this would be it! Grilled corn, crisp onions and peppers, and creamy avocado, all topped with a homemade cilantro lime vinaigrette and a generous helping of delicious queso fresco. That my friends is perfection in a bowl!

 

This summer Corn Salad with Queso Fresco is loaded with grilled corn, crisp onions and peppers, and creamy avocado, all topped with a homemade cilantro lime vinaigrette and generous helping of delicious queso fresco.

When I think of this corn salad, I can almost taste the freshness just by looking at these {new} pictures! I almost forgot about this recipe. I’ve been stuck in a rut of making pasta salad for every barbecue. But then I remembered this recipe back from 2012, made it again, and took better photos, because this corn salad deserves to be seen in the best light possible.

 

This summer Corn Salad with Queso Fresco is loaded with grilled corn, crisp onions and peppers, and creamy avocado, all topped with a homemade cilantro lime vinaigrette and generous helping of delicious queso fresco.

It’s so crisp and fresh. The dressing is bold, flavorful, with a tangy zip that brightens the whole dish taking it to the next level of deliciousness.

 

This summer Corn Salad with Queso Fresco is loaded with grilled corn, crisp onions and peppers, and creamy avocado, all topped with a homemade cilantro lime vinaigrette and generous helping of delicious queso fresco.

If you’re looking for a fresh side dish for your next barbecue, look no further! This corn salad should definitely be on your radar. I love everything about it. You can probably even add more garden veggies or even beans to it as well. Have fun with it! The Cilantro Lime Dressing is pretty darn good on a whole lot of things!

 

This summer Corn Salad with Queso Fresco is loaded with grilled corn, crisp onions and peppers, and creamy avocado, all topped with a homemade cilantro lime vinaigrette and generous helping of delicious queso fresco.

Corn Salad with Queso Fresco

 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 10 to 12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large ears of corn, husked & rinsed (approximately 4 cups corn, when removed from ear)
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded & small diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded & small diced
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 8-10 oz queso fresco cheese (by the Mexican cheeses)
  • 1/2 recipe Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette (link to recipe in instructions)
  • 1 large avocado, pitted, peeled & cubed
  • Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Grill ears of corn on over medium-high heat on a gas grill for about 10-15 minutes turning occasionally to prevent burning. Make sure you get a nice char, but don't over-do it. Allow corn to cool down slightly.
  2. Cut peppers and onion, and place in a large bowl. Cut corn off the cob and add to bowl. Gently toss ingredients. Crumble cheese and add Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette. Chill until ready to serve.
  3. Right before serving, gently toss in the avocado and season with salt and pepper.

Recipe Notes

Recipe lightly altered from Our Best Bites

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Pictures updated & post re-published 07/02/17. Post originally published to my blog September 6, 2012.

 

Corn Salad with Queso Fresco is loaded with grilled corn, crisp onions and peppers, and creamy avocado, all topped with a homemade cilantro lime vinaigrette and generous helping of delicious queso fresco. A great side dish for your summer barbecue.