Tomato Stack Salad with Corn and Avocado

Photo: Nigel Cox; Styling: Cindy Barr

This tomato side salad is the ultimate summer recipe with a stack of colorful tomato slices and avocado topped wtih fresh herbs, corn, crumbled bacon, and a creamy dressing. This is the star of the meal; keep the entrée simple.

Yield: Serves 4
Total:
Recipe from Cooking Light

More From Cooking Light

Recipe Time

Hands On: 30 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 191
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated fat: 1.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.2g
  • Protein: 5.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 16.1g
  • Fiber: 4.5g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Iron: 0.9mg
  • Sodium: 228mg
  • Calcium: 40mg

Ingredients

  • 2 bacon slices, halved
  • 1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 ears shucked corn
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 large beefsteak tomatoes, cut into 8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices total
  • 2 globe tomatoes, cut into 8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices total
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 ripe peeled avocado, thinly sliced
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat the grill to high heat.
  2. 2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add bacon to pan; cook 8 minutes or until crisp, tossing occasionally to curl. Drain bacon on paper towels.
  3. 3. Combine buttermilk and next 5 ingredients (through garlic), stirring with a whisk. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  4. 4. Coat corn with cooking spray. Place corn on grill rack; grill 8 minutes or until well marked, turning occasionally. Remove from grill; cool slightly. Cut corn kernels from cobs.
  5. 5. Sprinkle tomato slices evenly with salt. Alternate layers of tomato and avocado on each of 4 plates. Scatter corn evenly onto plates. Drizzle each tomato stack with about 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing and 1 teaspoon oil. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper over salads; top each salad with 1 bacon piece.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Tomato Stack Salad with Corn and Avocado Recipe at a Glance
advertisement
  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Do you love cookies?

Cookie Countdown
We do too! Get your favorite holiday cookies delivered to your inbox.(Nov.-Dec.)
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy