real raw kitchen: RECIPE: Arizona Corn Salad

Thursday, September 5, 2013

RECIPE: Arizona Corn Salad

I cannot go a day without a big bowl of greens. On the unfortunate occasion that this does happen I get panicky, like my body won't know what to do with itself without a pound of leafy greens. (For the record, it usually handles it just fine). However, I'm just like you and sometimes homegirl gets tired of salads. I also feel like I'm so obsessed with tahini that I may turn into a big sesame seed if I don't switch it up every once in awhile.

This was one of those days. I stood in the kitchen and just stared at my veggies. They all looked so crisp and delicious but I couldn't bring myself to make yet another salad. How boring can a person be to eat salads all day everyday? Luckily, our fridge is always stocked with lots (and I mean LOTS) of veggies so I have room to branch out and try something a little different than the norm if I'm ever feeling brave (**sarcasm**). 



This week we happen to have lots of corn in the fridge. There was a big sale at the market and so we got a bag full of corn just for a couple bucks. Naturally, we were very excited about this. One of my favorite ways to eat corn is in a massive avocado-corn salad ... an Arizona Corn Salad of sorts.

So I mashed up an avocado to make a quick guacamole, shaved a few ears of corn, mixed it all together and got a delicious, light, and totally satisfying meal that is a nice break from salad-island.

Arizona Corn Salad:
a recipe
3 ears of corn, shaved
1 avocado
1 handful fresh cilantro, shopped
2 stalks green onion, chopped
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 lime

Shave the corn off the cob (see video below to see how I do it) and place in a bowl with halved tomatoes. Set aside. Mash 3/4 of the avocado in a bowl and add the garlic, green onion and cilantro. Juice the lime into the avocado and then mix well. You can add diced onion, peppers, etc. as well, but I wasn't feelin' it today. Mix the guac with the corn and then dice the remainder of your avocado and toss with the salad. 

I threw in some sesame and sunflower seeds in this meal to help keep my seed cycling going. One of my favorite summery salads, and since it's still blazing hot here in Miami, I don't feel bad about it at all :)



ENJOY!

xo



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