A simple yet tasty salad (without lettuce!). Yes, salads are much more than the usual lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and dressing. Getting creative with salad not only makes it delicious, it makes it fun! I love concocting something random and tweaking it. Then again, I do that with everything I eat. I am familiar with flavors I like and am learning to pair things that compliment one another. 

My amazing Aunt Lisa sends me recipes quite often and this particular salad happened to be one of them. Once you see how simple this recipe is, I promise you’ll make it your go-to summer time salad. 

What you need: 

1 ear of corn, roasted (you can do this over a flame if you don’t have a grill)

2 avocados, diced into cubes

1 yellow/orange tomato, diced

1 red vipe ripened tomato, diced

1 can of organic black beans, drained and rinsed

2 tablespoons of finely chopped cilantro

Juice of 1 lime

Salt, pepper, garlic powder & chili powder (a teaspoon of chili powder gives it a kick) 

How to make it: 

1. Combine in a bowl. Toss gently. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and chili powder. 

2. Eat!

If you’re an avocado fan (like I am) this is the perfect salad for you! Avocados are loaded with nearly 20 essential nutrients, like fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid! Tasty and good for you? What a fabulous combination!

That’s all for now veggie lovers!

Peace, love and no beef!