It’s no secret that I love Chicago bloggers, so I’m extra excited to tell you that group of us came together to create a Virtual Dinner Party! What does that mean? It means 7 of Chicago’s best recipe bloggers collectively created the ultimate dinner party (scroll down for the full list of links!). I was in charge of making a side dish – and since the theme was Summer BBQ, I wanted to make something fun and colorful! Enter: Herbed Corn and Avocado Salad.
This is kind of a riff on Mexican Elotes, but with an LSL twist. I never have butter in my fridge, so I used Earth Balancein this recipe and it worked great! Earth Balance is a non-dairy option that doesn’t contain hydrogenated or interesterified oils, preservatives or emulsifiers. I know there’s a debate about this (and no, they didn’t pay me to say any of this), but I like that it’s a vegan option that doesn’t contain trans fat. I’m also not a fan of mayo, so this salad relies on the lovely flavors from herbs, jalapeno and limes instead. The result is a bright summery salad that won’t wear you down. Party all day?! Okay!
You can serve this with a main dish, or put out cute glasses so people can scoop themselves a little appetizer!
Light, fresh, bright, and summery?! Yes, yes, yes and yes.