Chili and Lime Roasted Corn Salad with Avocado and Chicken

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This roasted corn salad recipe 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 Corn, Tomato, & Avocado Salad with Chicken is loaded with spicy Tex-Mex flavors. Combines summer produce like roasted corn, juicy tomatoes, creamy avocado, and toss them with fresh greens. This is a healthy salad recipe that just screams summer! Spicy chili and tangy lime are a delicious flavor combination!

Roasted Corn Salad Recipe on white plate with roasted corn next to it

Roasted Corn is the Perfect Cinco De Mayo Recipe!

With Cinco de Mayo coming up, I am starting to turn my taste buds to the flavors of Mexican cuisine. Tacos and burritos are delicious but there is SO much more to the flavors of Mexico than that!

When I am looking to add some lighter foods into my fiesta menu, salads are a great option. However, you don’t want a standard side salad or olive loaded Greek salad to go with your margarita, right?

Did you ever consider adding corn to your salad? When I was asked to partner with Sunshine Sweet Corn, I was excited to see that they offered a number of recipes that had a touch of fiesta flare to them!

easy roasted corn salad with chicken and avocado

Corn on the Cob vs Canned Corn

Should you use corn on the cob or canned corn for this Roasted Corn Salad?  I prefer corn on the cob whenever possible. You might think that it is too early to find fresh corn in the grocery store but it isn’t!

When we were down in Florida last week, we saw hundreds of acres of fresh produce that was already being harvested. Full sized zucchini and squash, tons of red tomatoes and plenty of fresh corn! Sunshine Sweet Corn is grown in Florida and you don’t have to wait until summer to enjoy it.

easy roasted corn salad with chicken and avocado

Sunshine Sweet Corn is non-GMO, extra tender and incredibly sweet. It is the perfect choice for your spring salads. The smokiness of the chili powder and tangy bit of the lime juice are a delicious combination of flavors. Looking for an easy salad recipe to add to your fiesta menu or Taco Tuesday? This one is the perfect choice.

Like this roasted corn salad? Try these corn recipes, too!

easy roasted corn salad with chicken and avocado

How to roast corn on the cob

Roasting corn is an incredibly easy way to cook it. Just brush the ears with your lime juice and chili powder mixture. The seasoning clings to the kernels of corn. Cutting the corn off the cob is easy once the ears have cooled. Make sure you leave plenty of time. Holding on to hot ears of corn isn’t easy!

easy roasted corn salad with chicken and avocado

Sunshine Sweet Corn is readily available right now in your local grocery stores. I found a great deal on it at Kroger and we will be eating fresh corn in salads, fritters, and an assortment of other recipes for the next few days. It was deliciously sweet and crunchy and my whole family loves it.

Want to make this Roasted Corn Salad for yourself?  Find out more about Sunshine Sweet Corn at the links below.

Chili and Lime Roasted Corn Salad with Avocado and Chicken

Chili and Lime Roasted Corn Salad

This healthy salad recipe is loaded with bold flavors of chili powder and lime juice.  Roasted corn, chicken and avocado are delicious additions to this simple salad.  Try making your own homemade chili powder if you want o get creative!

 

Yield: 4 to 5 servings

Chili and Lime Roasted Corn Salad with Avocado and Chicken

Chili and Lime Corn Salad with chicken and avocado

This roasted corn salad is loaded with chicken, avocados and roasted corn. Drizzled with a chili powder vinaigrette, it is a health salad for lunch or dinner.

Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 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.
  2. In a small cup, combine lime juice, chili powder and salt.
  3. 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.
  4. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine, chicken, tomatoes and radishes. Cut each avocado into slices then cut slices in half crosswise; add to chicken mixture.
  5. Add ¼ cup Spicy Salad Dressing; toss gently.
  6. 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.
  7. Divide salad greens among 4 dinner plates. Top with the chicken mixture then corn kernels. Garnish with reserved corn rounds.
  8. Serve with additional dressing, if desired.
  9. Make Spicy Salad Dressing: 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).

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 288mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 8gSugar: 11gProtein: 21g

Nutrition information not always accurate

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Comments

  1. I love fixing salads in spring, this looks really good! I might have to try it.

  2. Roasted corn is one of my favorite foods. I haven’t tried it mixed with chili powder but I think it tastes good. Will try it someday.

  3. such a fresh and yum recipe, would love to try this weekend for a home getogether! thanks!

  4. I love Mexican food and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious salad. Especially now that spring is here this Mexican salad would be ideal x

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