Sheila's Favorite Avocado and Corn Salad

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Sheila's Favorite Avocado and Corn Salad
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
378
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
30g
46%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
23%
Protein
7g
14%
Carbs
27g
9%
Vitamin A
48µg
5%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
17.7%
Vitamin C
22mg
36%
Vitamin E
4mg
19%
Vitamin K
42µg
52%
Calcium
30mg
3%
Fiber
7g
29%
Folate (food)
98µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
98µg
24%
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
98mg
24%
Monounsaturated
20g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
15%
Phosphorus
203mg
29%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
789mg
23%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.7%
Sodium
153mg
6%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
16.4%
Zinc
2mg
11%

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