Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tomato, Corn, Black Bean and Avocado Salad

Hello Healthy Girl readers! Glad to have you here today. And while you are here, why not stop by and say hello in the comments section at the bottom of this posting. I will love you if you do!

Here's a great article from The New York Times (yeah!) about how the nutritarian way of eating is catching on:

And if you've got as many pot luck functions to attend this summer as I do, you may be interested in the following salad recipe! If you are making it for a large crowd, you probably want to double this recipe.

Tomato, Corn, Black Bean and Avocado Salad

2 ears corn (husk and silk removed)
1 pint cherry, grape, or pear tomatoes, halved or quartered if large
1 avocado, halved, pitted and diced
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
4 tbsp fresh lime juice
coarse salt and ground pepper

Stand ear of corn in a large wide bowl. With a sharp knife, carefully slice downward to release the kernels. Discard cobs.

Add tomatoes, avocados, scallions, black beans and lime juice to bowl.  Season with salt and pepper and toss gently to combine.

Serve as is or over a bed of salad greens.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy, love reading your blog. Great pictures and great advice. I'm from Canada and keep hoping one day to get a Whole Foods store. Does your whole family follow a vegan diet? I have 2 boys and just getting them to try something new is a challenge.


Healthy Girl said...

Hi Deb! I'm so glad that you responded to my desperate plea! Thank you.

Kids . . . it's really hard to get them to eat healthy, let alone follow a vegan diet. My 10 year old daughter has basically adopted the vegan thing, thanks to Whole Foods and the challenge that they inspired us to take on.

My 5 and 2 year olds are a whole other story! I am still making them a seperate dinner every night. It's a horrible rotation of mac-and-cheese, white pasta with sauce, cheese ravioli, cheese pizza, and when we are out at a restaurant, chicken. In my defense, there is a ton of fruit being consumed in my house by all. Feeding my younger kids is just the one area of my life that I feel like I am in a seriously losing battle. When I try not having the "junk" options for my five year old, she gravitates towards my neighbor's house EVERY night at dinner time where they serve up all of the food that she likes. I just hope that in a few years she will grow out of this!

susan diunte said...

Hi Cousin, what a great recipe, all the things i like to eat and so easy.

Jessica said...

Very similar to the Trader Joe's recipe on the back of the red quinoa box. Has become a staple in our house. Love the combination!!!

Healthy Girl said...

That reminds me that I need to make that Trader Joe's red quinoa thing again. Randy did say it was one of the best recipes yet!

Simply Life said...

yum! that salad looks amazing!

Lindsay said...

This looks so fresh and so perfect for hot summer days! I'll have to try it! Yumm!

April said...

This picture looks fantastic. I agree with Lindsay, it does look like the perfect hot summer recipe. Maybe add some cilantro.

Black beans and mangoes go very well together, too.

As far as the above question on getting children to eat right; has a great video on educating children. My two young children help me with everything from cooking to shopping and I educate them along the way. Explain why we don't use much oil and eat more plants etc...

However, saying that, all of that goes out the window when the get to 'grandma's house'. It's process city over there. But, it's understood that at our house we eat healthy things - with the occasional treat (and I let them get creative as well - so they have ownership of a meal - daddy's praise helps too).

I am sticking to the promise of "training a child up in the way he should go and he will not depart of it when he is older..."

Blend Well!!! Live Well!!!

Alisa said...

This is delicious,if you wont mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to this post.Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks!

Wanda said...

My daughter just pinned this to me. She tried this recipe and is raving about it. Can't wait to prepare it! Sounds fantastic. Thanks for sharing;)

Wendy said...

Thanks for letting me know Wanda--I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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