Corn and avocado salad recipe

This colorful salad is a wonderful mix of ingredients that support immune function, by providing antioxidants and healthy fats that reduce inflammation.

The protein is rich in vitamins B12 and B6 to support energy production and muscular recovery, and the vegetables provide fiber to stabilize energy and blood sugar. Also, asparagus and red bell peppers are high in vitamins B6, C, and A to support disease prevention.

Servings: 4

Ingredients

Lime vinaigrette 

  • ½ cup fresh lime or lemon juice
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons local honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt 

Salad 

  • 2 cups corn, canned or cooked and cooled
  • ½ cup red onion, diced into ¼-inch pieces
  • 1 cup asparagus, steamed or grilled, then cut into quarters
  • 1 cup red bell peppers, diced into ½-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 cups romaine lettuce, chopped and rinsed
  • 1 avocado, diced into ½-inch pieces
  • 12 ounces of protein of your choice (leftover pulled pork, chicken, or beef)

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine all of the vinaigrette ingredients. Whisk well and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the corn, red onion, asparagus, red pepper, salt, and lime vinaigrette together. Let these ingredients marinate for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the romaine and mix everything until all the lettuce is dressed.
  4. Gently fold in the avocado and meat, then mix lightly and serve.

Nutrition facts (per serving)

340 calories; 12 g fat; 580 mg sodium; 27 g carbs; 8 g dietary fiber; 3 g added sugar; 31 g protein

Customize this recipe for your goals

  • Stay active: Add ½ cup of chopped cashews for added texture, copper, zinc, and magnesium. Plus, antioxidants in the form of phytosterols and phenolic compounds to support energy production, mood, and sleep.
  • Destress: Add ½ cup sunflower seeds for vitamin E to reduce inflammation, and the antioxidant selenium that supports proper thyroid function and may help reduce DNA damage from oxidative stress.
  • Maximize performance: Consider adding ½ cup pistachios that are loaded in B-complex vitamins, especially vitamin B6 to support energy metabolism. Pistachios are also rich in the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin.

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About the Author

Patrick Golden

Patrick Godron is a sous chef at EXOS. He graduated with a bachelor of science in culinary arts and food service management from Johnson and Wales University.

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