Corn Avocao and Tomato Salad

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Looking for some different healthy meal ideas to add to your weekly menu? Try out this Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad for a fresh and light side salad to go with any meal. This salad recipe would be great with some grilled chicken or shrimp, or even a nice Halibut fish. You could even grill up the corn to give it that smokey barbeque flavour we all love. Plus, grilling food is a very healthy way to cook since it requires little to no oil. If you're trying to eat more healthy food, it's a great idea to implement more salads into your life. Adding some fresh greens like romaine lettuce and spinach to every meal is a great way to get your daily dose of nutrients. In this salad, the avocado provides some great healthy fats; the corn provides some fibre and tomatoes are great sources of vitamin C. If you have some fresh corn on the cob, you could use that in this recipe and remove it from the cob by using a knife or a special corn peeling tool. You could use also use frozen corn which would be just as good, just try and get organic corn if you can.

When you make the salad, it’s a great idea to allow it to sit in the fridge for a while after it's been made so that the flavours can set in. Then let it sit out at room temperature for 10 minutes or so before it's served up, so it's not too cold. Although, on a really hot day, that might be welcome. All you need for this recipe is some cooked corn, avocados, cherry tomatoes, red onion, olive oil, lime zest and juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper. The best recipes for healthy food are usually like this one. As you can see it contains minimal ingredients and they are all healthy. Many salad recipes contain some healthy ingredients, but then they add in sugar or a ton of cheese or a creamy dressing which can defeat the purpose of these healthy meal ideas. So that's why it's good to just stick to the basics if you're trying to eat healthily. This recipe will show you that healthy food can still taste amazing as long as it's prepared in the right way.

To make this easy salad recipe all you need to do is combine the corn, avocado, tomatoes and onion in a bowl. Then, in a separate smaller bowl, mix up the salad dressing and once it's all ready just pour over the salad. Use some salad spoons to toss the salad and mix all of the salad dressing into the veggies. Then, cover the bowl with some plastic wrap and place it in the fridge to chill. It's as simple as that. You could even add in some cooked prawns or grilled chicken right into the salad for some protein, but alone, this salad is a very good vegan dish that you could serve over some greens like spinach, kale and lettuce. This would also be a great salad to bring to a gathering or event since many times you'll see people bringing meat dishes and creamy potato dishes to events. So it's always nice to have a healthy option, and any vegetarian or vegan people will really appreciate it too. Try out this recipe at home first to see what you think of it and also check out some of the other great healthy recipes featured over on The Girl Who Ate Everything website. Christy shares a bunch of yummy and healthy meal ideas as well as some desserts too.***

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