Avocado, Roasted Corn and Shrimp Salad
Ingredients6 ears corn, husked 3 Tbsp. olive oil 1 tomato, cubed 1 lb. ready to eat shrimp, tails removed 1 medium California Avocado, cubed 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chiffonade 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice As needed Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
Fire up the grill to a medium hot temperature. Rub corn with 1 tablespoon oil. Grill, turning frequently, until corn is charred and heated through, 10-12 minutes. Remove from grill. When cool, slice kernels from the cob and transfer into a large bowl. Can use boiled or microwaved corn, but please don’t. The grilled corn with the olive oil MAKES this dish. Mix remaining 2 tablespoons oil, tomatoes, basil and lime juice into corn. Add shrimp and diced avocado. Toss lightly, ensuring that the avocado dices stay intact. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and more lime juice, if desired.
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados