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
443
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

  • 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
19g
27%
Sugar
16g
18%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Carbohydrate, by difference
62g
48%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
26µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
30µg
33%
Calcium, Ca
151mg
15%
Choline, total
20mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
43µg
11%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
26mg
8%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
77mg
11%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
467mg
31%
Water
157g
6%
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.