Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Avocado & Sweetcorn Summer Salad

Summer salad with avocado & sweetcorn

Like everyone, I struggle a bit to eat as healthily as I might like. There are always so many tempting dishes, and my tastebuds can't be relied upon to pick out the option that's actually best for me in the long run. Every now and then, though, you stumble upon something that hits exactly the right balance of moreishly delicious and utterly virtuous.

This salad is made from just five ingredients, so it's simple and really quick to put together. The flavours and textures are in perfect balance: creamy avocado and crunchy peppers, sweet corn and spicy rocket.

And because the flavours are so bright, you really don't need to add any dressing.

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At under 230 calories, this is a perfect 5:2 lunch option. Almost all of the calories come from the avocado and sweetcorn; you could add more of the other ingredients without significantly affecting the calorie count.

Summer salad with avocado & sweetcorn

Avocado & Sweetcorn Summer Salad
Serves 2

1 avocado
½ red pepper
10 cherry plum tomatoes
1 cup (100g) sweetcorn
2 large handfuls rocket (arugula)
  1. Cut the avocado into small cubes, slice the pepper, and cut the tomatoes in half.
  2. Toss the chopped vegetables together with the sweetcorn.
  3. Arrange the rocket on two plates, and top with the vegetable mixture.
  4. Serve with an optional twist of black pepper.


Kristen Hewitt said...

Yummy! I am checking out more of your recipes now! Happy to find you at SITS!

Angie Schneider said...

This is my kind of summer salad, Rachel. So fresh and delicious.

Lauren said...

Looks delicious! It is like a garden on a plate!

Naughtee B said...

Stopping by from SITS! This looks perfect for summer! Thank you for sharing.


Carrie This Home said...

This looks so pretty and delicious! I'm not a big avocado fan but I love it when it's mixed in with other flavors. I love how the bright colors of all the vegetables compliment each other too!

Emily @ Zen & Spice said...

Found you via SITS fest! This looks like an easy to make quick recipe. Do you put any type of dressing on it?

Anonymous said...

What are rockets?

Looks delicious! I pinned and so that once I know what rockets are I can make it.

Fiver Feeds said...

Perfect summer salad!

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