Memorial Day has came to a close and I am thankful for all the blessings I have been given and honored to be able to simply celebrate this day due to the sacrifice of others. The Indianapolis 500 was ran for the 100th time and I’m sunburnt. With that being said summer is here and it’s time to liven up our diets with some fresh and light recipes. You know you’re going to be heading to cookouts with a side dish or ensuring your family is eating healthy and right. Just because it’s good for you doesn’t mean it has to taste bad. Below I give you a really easy recipe that is full of veggies, protein, and fiber. Arguably the worst thing in it is corn so suffice to say there is no reason to exclude this recipe in you summertime activities.
1 – 15 oz can of corn
1 – 15 oz can black beans (be sure to rinse well)
2 – avacados cubed (you can add more if you like, they’re good for you, right?)
2/3 cup chopped cilantro
8 chopped green onion stalks (or any onion for that matter)
6 chopped roma tomatoes (if you don’t have roma’s don’t worry about it, any tomato will due)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 cloves minced garlic
3/4 tsp salt (I usually leave this out but you can certainly add it)
1/8 tsp pepper
1 tsp cumin
Mix the salad ingredients together in a bowl. Mix the dressing together in a measuring cup. Pour the dressing over the salad and you’re all set.
I know that I called this a salad but it can be eaten however you like. I have taken it places and people just put it on their plate and ate it. My kids like to use it as a dip and scoop it up with chips or a cracker. Personally I use it more as a relish and find that taking piece of romaine lettuce with a few slices of turkey or chicken lunchmeat and filling it with this recipe to be an amazing and super healthy lunch alternative. This recipe is quite versatile and gives you what you need to build lean muscle this summer and ingest some ever important vitamins and minerals along the way! If you’re lucky you can even grow portions of this in your garden!