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Bacon, Avocado, and Corn Salad

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For a twist on a corn salad, try adding bacon and avocado. 

Click here to see 10 Great Bacon and Avocado Recipes

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 4 ears corn, husks and silks removed
  • 6 bacon slices
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the balsamic vinaigrette

  • 1/2 Cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 Cup balsamic vinegar

Directions

For the salad

Cut the kernels off the corn and set aside. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the strips of bacon and cook on both sides until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel topped plate. Drain off all but 1 tablespoon of bacon dripping from skillet and return to heat. To the skillet add corn kernels and cook, stirring occasionally until corn is cooked through. Let cool slightly. In a large bowl, combine the corn, bacon, red onion, avocado, and season with salt and pepper. 

For the balsamic vinaigrette

Combine ingredients for balsamic vinaigrette in a medium bowl. Pour over the corn salad and mix to combine. Serve at room temperature. Frozen or canned corn may be substituted for fresh corn.