Warm Corn, Bacon, Tomato & Avocado Summer Salad

You can take a corn and bacon salad in a number of directions however, at the end of the day this mid- to late summer dish is a win win and showcases its simple ingredients. It is just plain good.

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Warm Corn, Bacon, Tomato & Avocado Summer Salad
Prep Time 35 Minutes
Cook Time 25 Minutes
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Prep Time 35 Minutes
Cook Time 25 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it begins to render fat; add onion and cook until just crispy, about 10 minutes, then add corn.
  2. Continue cooking, stirring or shaking pan occasionally, until corn begins to brown a bit, about 5 more minutes; remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes. Drain fat if you wish.
  3. Put lime juice in a large bowl and add bacon-corn mixture; then toss with remaining ingredients. Taste, adjust the seasoning and serve warm or at room temperature.
  4. Garnish with fresh basil, cherry tomatoes, and avocado!
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Crispy Bacon Pasta Salad

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Crispy Bacon & Grilled Corn Pasta Salad
This is the best summer salad ever!!! And...it has BACON!!!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
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people
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Recipe Notes

Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat and add the chopped bacon. Cook until crispy and all the fat is rendered, then remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and place it on a paper towel to drain any excess grease.

DO NOT THROW OUT THE BACON GREASE. Leave it in the pad for the following step.

Add the corn and asparagus to the skillet and turn the heat up to medium. Stir to coat in the bacon grease, then cook until the corn is slightly golden and the asparagus just starts to soften. Stir in the salt, pepper, and garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Transfer the corn and asparagus to a large bowl. Keep the bacon grease in the skillet.

Add the tomatoes and cooked pasta into the bowl with the asparagus and corn. Season the mixture with the salt, pepper, and garlic by tossing well. Drizzle in 2 to 3 tablespoons of the reserved bacon grease, tossing the pasta well to coat. Top with the crispy bacon and toss.

You can serve this hot or cold.

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