As spring is blossoming most people start looking for lighter options for side dishes and this has been a favorite in our house for years. I’ve made it for parties, as a BBQ and tacos side and warm weather holidays. It’s a side that’s been specially requested by family and friends to repeat on many occasions. It’s fresh and got a bright presentation that attracts even the pickiest of vegetable and salad rejecting people. It’s also my “go to” salad if I need to add some vibrant color and a vegetarian option to a table spread.
This is sort of a non-salad salad one might say because it’s missing the leafy greens that some people reject in a food line-up. You know the people who are at a gathering with food laid out in a big beautiful spread and put everything on their plate besides “salad.” Well this salad I’ve found to be a game changer for those types. The bright color and word of mouth comments usually attract those types to try it.
The salad has a nice sweetness to it with the sweet corn and creaminess from the avocado, but a fresh tang from the lime and cilantro. The avocado mixed into the salad gives the salad a nice creaminess that resembles a creamy salad dressing.