To make the dressing:
In a small bowl, whisk together:
the juice of one lime, freshly squeezed
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 small clove of garlic, minced
sea salt, to taste
To make the salad:
1 can (540mL) black beans, drained and rinsed (I use no-salt-added black beans)
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 small red pepper, diced
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
Combine black beans, corn, red pepper and red onion in a bowl. Pour prepared dressing over salad and toss gently. Add avocado in last, and stir gently to combine all ingredients.
Let salad stand for 20 minutes to allow all flavours to blend. Serve at room temperature and watch it disappear!
We enjoyed this salad last night with some grilled homemade turkey burgers -- delicious! With this simple recipe, it's easy to add a burst of healthy colour and flavour to any summer barbecue menu in only a few minutes (which is just one more reason to love it!). I hope you and your family do.
*This recipe will be part of a holiday round-up hosted by Kelly over at The Spunky Coconut. Check out her site beginning July 1st for more delicious, perfect-for-summer food ideas!