Three-Bean, Avocado and Charred Corn Salad

This salad has nutrition galore and makes a great side salad or buffet dish. Often I’ll add some grilled chicken or fish and make it a main meal. Cut the avocado just before serving, or add some lemon juice to it to prevent discoloration.

1. Steam the green beans just until bright green and still crisp, about 3 minutes. Place
immediately under cold water and rinse until the beans are no longer warm. Place in
a serving bowl.

2. Spray a small non-stick skillet with cooking oil and place over medium heat. Sauté the corn, stirring frequently, until browned, approximately 8 minutes. Add to the serving bowl, along with the black beans, chickpeas, bell pepper, onion and avocado.

3. Whisk the zest, juice, oil, garlic, ginger, jalapeño, salt and pepper together in a small

4. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to mix well. Garnish with the cilantro.

8 oz green beans
1 cup canned corn kernels, drained
1 cup canned black beans, drained and
1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and
¾ cup diced red bell pepper
½ cup diced red onion
½ cup diced ripe avocado
1 ½ tsp lime or lemon zest
3 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp minced fresh garlic
1 tsp minced fresh ginger
1 tsp minced jalapeño or ½ tsp hot sauce
(or to taste)
Pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper
¹/³ cup chopped fresh cilantro, basil or parsley

Serves 6
Prep time 15 min
Cook time 10 min

Nutritional Information per serving
Calories 180
Protein 6 g
Fat 7.4 g
Saturated Fat 0.95 g
Carbohydrates 26 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 420 mg
Fiber 7.5 g