Sheila's Favorite Avocado and Corn Salad

Sheila's Favorite Avocado and Corn Salad
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Sheila's Favorite Avocado and Corn Salad
Lara Ferroni
Sheila's Favorite Avocado and Corn Salad

I served this recipe to my friend who came over to taste test some of my recipes. She said this was her favorite, and that I needed to name it something really special because she thought it was fabulous. Well, I am. I am naming it after my fabulous friend Sheila! You might want to double this recipe, as it won't last long; it's so good it's addictive!

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4
Servings
507
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Note: This recipe can also be served as an appetizer. I love to serve this with brown rice chips.

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced finely
  • 2 Tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1/3 Cup torn basil leaves
  • 1/4 Cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Cups white or yellow corn
  • 1/4 Teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 Cup chopped raw cashews
  • 2 Cups chopped tomatoes, cored and stemmed

Directions

In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients except for the olive oil, sherry vinegar, and mustard. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the oil, sherry vinegar, and mustard until the mixture thickens slightly. Pour over the salad mixture and toss. Place the salad in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 1 hour to allow the flavors to mix. Serve chilled.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
31%
Sugar
26g
29%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Carbohydrate, by difference
74g
57%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
54µg
8%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
73µg
81%
Calcium, Ca
174mg
17%
Choline, total
19mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Fluoride, F
9µg
0%
Folate, total
51µg
13%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
28mg
9%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
72mg
10%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
554mg
37%
Water
140g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Avocado Shopping Tip

Avoid very soft avocados; choose those that yield slightly to finger pressure.

Avocado Cooking Tip

Avocados oxidize quickly; use lemon juice to keep the flesh from turning brown.