Tomato, Avocado and Charred Corn Salad with Buttermilk Herb Dressing

California Tomato Salad with Buttermilk Herb Dressing
Doc and I enjoy every homegrown tomatoes.It doesn’t matter if we grow them or someone else does!  Fresh tomatoes, avocado and corn give this salad pizzaz. Lemon juice and fresh herbs give the buttermilk dressing a bright, fresh flavor..

Tomato, Avocado, and Charred Corn Salad
With Buttermilk Herb Dressing

2 red tomatoes, quartered
2 yellow tomatoes, sliced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 avocado, peeled and sliced
2 ears corn, charred on grill then cut kernels off cobs

Wash, dry and cut tomatoes. Peel and slice avocado. Char corn on grill, and then cut kernels off cobs. Arrange ingredients on a large platter.

Buttermilk Herb Dressing

1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, minced
2 tablespoons fresh flat leaf parsley, minced
1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, minced
1 tablespoon minced shallots
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1/4 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons mayonnaise

Add all dressing ingredients to a mini food processor. Pulse until combined. Remove to a bowl and stir in fresh herbs. Spoon dressing in dots on the tomatoes, corn and avocado. Garnish with additional fresh basil and thyme.

Published in The News and Neighbor on August 31, 2013

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