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Spicy Roasted Corn, Chicken and Avocado Salad

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This recipe for Spicy Roasted Corn, Chicken and Avocado Salad, made with Sunshine Sweet Corn, is delicious! It’s a great way to eat your veggies!

This post was sponsored by Sunshine Sweet Corn as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

This recipe for Spicy Roasted Corn, Chicken and Avocado Salad, made with Sunshine Sweet Corn, is delicious! #SunshineSweetCorn #IC #ad

I love corn.  I also love salads.  So when I spotted the recipe for Spicy Roasted Corn, Chicken and Avocado Salad on the Sunshine Sweet Corn website, I knew I had to try it, especially since Sunshine Sweet Corn is in season right now.  Perfect timing for Cinco de Mayo!

Why Sunshine Sweet Corn?

Because it’s non-GMO!  Sunshine Sweet Corn is regulated for quality and is the cream of the crop.  To top all of that, it’s on sale now.


About Spicy Roasted Corn, Chicken and Avocado Salad

This recipe is made with lots of whole food, plant-based ingredients.  (We all could use more veggies in our lives, right?) In addition to Sunshine Sweet Corn, there are radishes, tomatoes, and avocado, not to mention the bed of lettuce that it all tops.

Another plus about the salad is that it is easy to make. There are basically three steps for making it:

  1. Season, marinate, and cook the corn.
  2. Combine chicken, tomatoes, radishes and avocado in a spicy dressing.
  3. Assemble the salad.

Spicy Roasted Corn, Chicken and Avocado Salad

Doesn’t it look delicious?  It was!

Now’s a great time to pull out your cookbooks or to head over to Sunshine Sweet Corn website for corn recipes.  Recipes such Sweet Corn, Tomato & Avocado Salsa, Cheesy Corn Pizza with Bacon and Scallions, Fire Roasted Corn and Chorizo Dip, Grilled Sweet Corn and Shrimp Risotto, and Sweet Corn Pudding with Macerated Strawberries.  Yes, corn can even be made into a dessert!

Corn Trivia

  • The average ear of corn has 800 kernels in 16 rows.
  • The corn cobb is actually part of a “flower” and the kernels are “seeds.”
  • 1 bushel of corn is equal to 8 gallons.  A bushel of corn weighs 56 pounds – it’s about the weight of a large bag of dog food.
  • Corn cobbs always have an even number of rows.
  • Corn contains fiber, potassium, vitamin C, Vitamin A, protein and carbohydrates for energy.
  • Native Americans taught early settlers how to make various corn dishes including corn bread, corn pudding, corn soup, and fried corn cakes.

Yield: 4 salads

Spicy Roasted Corn, Chicken and Avocado Salad

Spicy Roasted Corn, Chicken and Avocado Salad

This recipe is made with lots of whole food, plant-based ingredients. In addition to Sunshine Sweet Corn, there are radishes, tomatoes, and avocado, not to mention the bed of lettuce that it all tops.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 ears fresh supersweet corn, husk and silk removed
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken, about 10 ounces
  • 1 cup halved grape or cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup sliced radishes
  • 2 fully ripened Hass avocados, halved, pitted and peeled
  • Spicy Salad Dressing, recipe follows
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens in bite-sized pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler to high. In a small cup, combine lime juice, chili powder and salt. Brush corn ears with the seasoning mixture; place on a broiler pan. Broil 6 inches from heat source until lightly browned; turn and continue broiling until barely cooked, a total of 7 to 10 minutes. Cool.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine, chicken, tomatoes and radishes. Cut each avocado into slices then cut slices in half crosswise; add to chicken mixture. Add ¼ cup Spicy Salad Dressing; toss gently.
  3. Cut two or three ¼-inch slices from each corn ear; set aside. Cut remaining corn kernels from the cobs, by holding the ear upright in a shallow bowl so the kernels don’t scatter. Divide salad greens among 4 dinner plates. Top with the chicken mixture then corn kernels. Garnish with reserved corn rounds. Serve with additional dressing, if desired.

Spicy Salad Dressing

  1. To ½ cup of your favorite vinaigrette dressing, add 1 teaspoon chili powder, and 1/8 teaspoon each ground cumin and ground red pepper (cayenne).

Notes

Recipe courtesy of SunshineSweetCorn.com.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 salad

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 416Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 290mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 8gSugar: 11gProtein: 22g

Nutrition information is an approximation.

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Brian Jones

Tuesday 27th of June 2017

I love corn, I'll eat it any way I can, this spicy roasted number sounds delicious!

Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine

Monday 26th of June 2017

Sweet corn! The best salad topping-- and I have some in my fridge! What a perfect summer combo.

Katherine|Wanderspice

Monday 26th of June 2017

There is something so delicious about salted sweet corn. To get those two tastes together and have it be healthy is a definite win.

Lisa | Garlic & Zest

Monday 26th of June 2017

I love corn salads -- especially really sweet summer corn! This looks phenomenal! Exactly what I want to eat all during the summer season!

Debra C.

Monday 26th of June 2017

Your salad looks absolutely amazing! I love the combination of flavors and that crunchy sweet corn? YUM!! p.s. also loved the corn trivia - cool!