Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad $6.71

As you know, Barbara and I are just not that into organics...we don't spend the money required on organics - but, yes, we certainly are concerned about pesticides in our foods. There are two ways of looking at this situation - one is to avoid the dirty dozen (the 12 most pesticide laden foods) - spending your money on organic here whenever possible or make more meals with the clean 15 - the fifteen foods found to be lowest in pesticides in their conventionally-grown state. Tonight's meal brings you the top three off the clean 15 list ... Onions, Avocado, & Sweet Corn. A perfect dish then for us non-organic shoppers or advocates.

The Corn, Avocado, & Tomato Salad

2 Tbsp olive oil .60
1 tbsp fresh lime juice .20
1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro.20
1/4 tsp salt .02
1/4 tsp pepper .02
2 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels, (freshly removed from the corn cobs that went uneaten a few meals ago :-).) $1.80
2 avocados cut into 1/2 inch pieces $1.58
1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered $1.99
1/2 cup finely diced red onion .30

in a large bowl, whisk together oil, lim, cilantro, salt & pepper. Add the other ingredients and toss to mix.
Serve immediately or refrigerate until later.

1/4 recipe = 318 calories, 33 grams carbs, 21 grams fat, 7 grams protein

Barbara and I served it over chicken, and it made a wonderful, power packed meal. Those mono-unsaturated fat particles combined with the healthy protein of chicken and the "clean" foods from the veggies make this A-Maz-ing!

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