Tomato Stack Salad

Tomato Stack Salad
Staff Writer

 

Corn, avocado, and tomatoes — three ingredients that scream summer at us. This recipe stacks them all together for a light and easy summertime salad. A creamy buttermilk dressing and flecks of bacon make it a satisfying dish that could easily be enjoyed all on its own. 

4
Servings
160
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bacon, halved
  • 1/4 Cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped chives
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped basil, plus whole leaves for garnish
  • 2 Tablespoons canola mayonnaise
  • 2 Teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 ears shucked corn
  • Cooking spray, as needed
  • 2 large beefsteak tomatoes, cut into 8 slices total
  • 2 globe tomatoes, cut into 8 slices total
  • 1/8 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 4 Teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

Preheat grill to high heat.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon to and cook, turning occasionally, until crisp, about 8 minutes.

Drain the bacon on paper towels. Combine the buttermilk and next 5 ingredients (through garlic), stirring with a whisk. Stir in ¼  teaspoon pepper.

Coat the corn with cooking spray. Place the corn on grill rack and cook, turning occasionally, until well marked, about 8 minutes. Remove from grill and cool slightly. Cut the corn kernels from cobs.

Sprinkle the tomato slices evenly with salt. Alternate layers of tomato and avocado on each of 4 plates. Scatter the corn evenly onto the plates. Drizzle each tomato stack with about 1½ tablespoons of dressing and 1 teaspoon of oil. Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon of black pepper over the salads and top each salad with 1 bacon piece and basil leaves.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
25mg
3%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
9µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
6mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
29mg
4%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
165mg
11%
Water
11g
0%

Tomato Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Tomato Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.