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Tomato Stack Salad with Corn, Bacon, and Avocado

Tomato Stack Salad with Corn, Bacon, and Avocado

I saw this recipe in the August 2012 issue of Cooking Light and couldn’t wait to make it.  What could be better than a salad with tomatoes, corn, bacon, avocado, and creamy ranch dressing?  This salad was simple to make and it was a huge hit with all of us.  I loved the presentation and the flavor combination was outstanding!  This tomato stack was elegant and delicious and I look forward to making it again the next time we have company over for dinner.

Tomato Stack Salad with Corn, Bacon, and Avocado

How to Make a Tomato Stack Salad with Corn, Bacon, and Avocado

Make the Creamy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing.  Click here for the recipe.

Heat a grill pan over medium heat.  Coat the corn with cooking spray then place into the grill pan and cook for 8 minutes or until well marked, turning occasionally.  Remove from the grill pan; cool slightly.  Cut the corn kernels from the cobs; set them aside.

Slice the tomatoes and sprinkle them with salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Alternate layers of tomatoes and avocado on the serving plates.  Side Note:  I used two slices of the avocado together to make an even layer in between the tomatoes. Scatter the corn and bacon crumbles evenly between each tomato stack.  Drizzle each tomato stack with the ranch dressing and garnish with basil leaves.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

Tomato Stack Salad with Corn, Bacon, and Avocado

 

Tomato Stack Salad with Corn, Bacon, and Avocado

Tomato Stack Salad with Corn, Bacon, and Avocado

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of bacon cooked & crumbled
  • 2 ears of corn
  • 2 red tomatoes thickly sliced
  • 1 yellow tomato thickly sliced
  • 1 orange tomato thickly sliced
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Basil for garnish
  • Creamy buttermilk ranch dressing see link above for recipe

Instructions

  • Make the Creamy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing. Click the link up above for the recipe.
  • Heat a grill pan over medium heat. Coat the corn with cooking spray then place into the grill pan and cook for 8 minutes or until well marked, turning occasionally. Remove from the grill pan; cool slightly. Cut the corn kernels from the cobs; set them aside.
  • Slice the tomatoes and sprinkle them with salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Alternate layers of tomatoes and avocado on the serving plates.
    Side Note: I used two slices of the avocado together to make an even layer in between the tomatoes.
  • Scatter the corn and bacon crumbles evenly between each tomato stack. Drizzle each tomato stack with the ranch dressing and garnish with basil leaves.
  • Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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31 Comments

  1. Pam love this recipe but is absolutely beauty too:)

  2. Looks too pretty to eat!!

  3. That really is beautiful! Looks delish too 🙂

  4. That is beautiful!! I bet it tastes fantastic too!!!
    XO Kris

  5. Ok, like yum! Beautiful dish and beautiful colors. I love tomatoes this time of year as they are filled with flavor and are so darn juicy. I also need to give that dressing a try.

  6. That looks such fun and I bet it tastes fantastic. Diane

  7. Kim in MD says:

    I was hoping you were going to make something yummy with that homemade ranch dressing! 😉 What a gorgeous tomato salad! I love every ingredient in this salad, and can’t wait to make it. Have a great weekend, Pam!

  8. Wow, great! I’m going to make this today! Thanks for sharing.

  9. It’s so elegant looking, Pam! Something you would see in a five star restaurant!! Absolutely stunning 🙂

  10. That is one of the most beautiful, dramatic presentations I’ve ever seen! Almost too pretty to eat…almost! 🙂

  11. My husband would love this, and it is so pretty! I am all about anything that doesn’t require a lot of cooking these days.

  12. Peggy Recker says:

    Oh that looks so good!

  13. Stacked salad! How cute! As soon as my gum grows back together, I’ll be all over this idea!

  14. Dude.
    Dude.
    That is so ******* awesome.
    (PS: Dude used in the non-gender specific way)

  15. I just saw these in that issue! The stacks look great…all the best of summer produce.

  16. the artist in me (she’s very, very small) really appreciates the colors and presentation of this, but the rest of me is excited about its components–yum!

  17. It looks beautiful, but where is the dressing recipe??

  18. I got it it’s above, sorry, Thank you!!