By: Jodi Sussner, Director of Personal Training

One of my favorites!  This easy dish is my “go-to” food when looking to enjoy something quick, healthy, and tasty.  This dish takes very little skill but, some time to chop all the ingredients – it makes for a nice dish to prepare with friends or visiting with family.  I chop and chat, they nibble and laugh – I hope you enjoy it too.

 

Serves – 6 (1 cup servings)

 

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 can – Black Beans (drained)
  • 1 can – Kernel Corn (drained)
  • 1 can – Black Olives (sliced)
  • 1 Red Pepper – chopped and seeded
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper – chopped and seeded (use gloves or wash hands immediately to avoid getting the peppery oil into your eyes)
  • 1 pint – Cherry Tomatoes (sliced)
  • 1/2 bundle – Cilantro (leaves only – chopped)
  • 1/2 bundle – Green Onion (cleaned and chopped – white and greens parts)
  • 1 Whole Avocado (pitted and sliced)

 

Dressing Ingredients

  • 4T – Olive Oil
  • 4T – Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1-2 T – Cumin
  • 1/4 – 1/2 t – Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 – 1/2 t – Black Pepper
  • 1/4 t – Sea Salt (or more to taste!)
  • Juice of 2-3 Limes

 

Directions

Whisk dressing ingredients together to combine.  Pour over remaining ingredients, stir gently.  Add avocado and chill for 30 minutes or more.  If you plan to serve this later (1/2 day or more), add the avocado just before serving.

 

Enjoy!

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