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Melissa Clark's Corn Salad

Corn Salad with Tomatoes, Avocado, Edamame, and Cilantro Lime Dressing

Beth Lee
Adapted closely to Melissa Clark’s recipe in Cook This Now
4 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 255 kcal


  • 3 16 oz packages of sweet frozen corn, preferably organic, white or yellow or a mix **
  • 1 10 oz package of frozen edamame beans (shelled)
  • cup fresh squeezed lime juice about 2 or 3 limes
  • 2 - 4 garlic cloves minced depends how garlicky you like it
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ tsp pepper or to taste
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt or to taste
  • 4-6 avocados diced
  • 1 ½ pints cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 4-6 scallions/green onions finely chopped
  • ½ cup of chopped cilantro


  • If using frozen corn and edamame, put it all in a bowl large enough to hold the finished salad but small enough to fit in the microwave, if possible. Don’t need to cook the corn, just take the chill off of it. Or, just let it sit out and defrost or leave it in the fridge to defrost.
    Melissa Clark's Corn Salad
  • Make the dressing by squeezing the lime juice into a bowl, add the chopped garlic, salt and pepper, then whisk in the olive oil. Set this aside and let the flavors blend.
    Melissa Clark's Corn Salad
  • Now prep the rest of your vegetables – cut your cherry tomatoes in half, slice the green onions finely, chop your cilantro, cut the avocado into largish bite size pieces so it doesn’t mush in the salad and if using jalapeno or hearts of palm, dice and slice as well.
  • Add the tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro (jalapeno and hearts of palm if using) to the corn and edamame mixture and combine gently, then add the avocado and dressing and combine well but gingerly so as not to mush the avocado. Now just cover and either place in the fridge or even leave it on the counter for a few hours if fridge space is spare.
    Melissa Clark's Corn Salad


Calories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 6gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 232mgPotassium: 686mgFiber: 7gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 355IUVitamin C: 24.6mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1.7mg
Keyword corn, mothers day, salad
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