Corn Salad with Steak and Cilantro Chimichurri

If you’re looking for some easy meal options, this corn and avocado salad with steak and cilantro chimichurri is SO delicious and mega flavorful. It just requires some chopping, mashing and blending! No intense cooking skills.

There’s basically nothing better than the perfect sweet corn that we get around here towards the end of summer. Some of my best memories are eating corn on the cob with the family as a kiddo. My grandparents used to get SO excited when they’d get the perfect sweet corn. Now they complain about how the corn in Florida never compares to the New York corn. Ha! So I wanted to make the most of it and made up this little meal and I’m so proud of myself because this is soo dang good. I could eat it every day.

Even just the corn salad by itself is so tasty. If I was just doing the salad on it’s own, I’d probably just do chunks of avocado rather than the mashed. BUT with the rest of this whole set, the mashed avocado adds the perfect texture with everything else. And the spice of the chimichurri – perfection!

steak dinner over corn salad on white plate

Corn Salad with Steak and Cilantro Chimichurri Ingredients:

  • cilantro
  • parsley
  • oregano
  • jalapeno
  • red onion
  • garlic
  • lime
  • red wine vinegar
  • olive oil
  • red pepper
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • sweet corn
  • greek yogurt
  • avocado
  • steak
overhead shot of steak and chimichurri dinner on white plate set on tray with creamy white linen
Corn and Avocado Salad with Steak and Cilantro Chimichurri
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Corn and Avocado Salad
  • 3 ears of sweet corn
  • 1/4 small red onion, sliced and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • lime juice, black pepper, salt to taste
Cilantro Chimichurri
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, packed
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, packed
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano
  • 1/2 large jalapeno
  • 1 tbsp red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • steak of choice
  • olive oil
  • fresh lime juice
  • garlic, minced
  • black pepper
  • salt
Corn and Avocado Salad
  1. Shuck corn.

  2. Cook corn on grill over medium heat, turning every few minutes for 10-12 minutes until it has a light char.

  3. Slice corn off the cob into a bowl.

  4. Add onions, cilantro, garlic, greek yogurt, lime juice, and pepper and mix well.

  5. You can mix the avocado directly in to the salad if you want. But I prefered mine mashed on the side.

  6. Take ripe avocado and mash it until smooth.

  7. Add fresh lime juice, salt and pepper to taste.

Cilantro Chimichurri
  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until mostly smooth.

  1. Marinate steak in olive oil, lime juice, garlic, salt, pepper.

  2. Cook on grill until desired temperature and let it rest before slicing.

close up of steak dinner on white plate
steak and chimichurri over corn salad on white plate

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