Monday, March 19, 2012


1 pint grape tomatoes cut in halves
1 ripe avocado, roughly chopped
2 ears of fresh sweet corn (or other corn)
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 T fresh cilantro, chopped

Slice the tomatoes in half. Remove husks from corn and grill over medium heat for 10 minutes. The corn should have some brown spots and be tender and not mushy. Cut the corn off the cob then scrape the cob with the back of your knife to get the juices. Set aside and let cool. Dice the avocado and chop the cilantro.

Honey Lime Dressing:
    Juice of 1 lime
    3 T vegetable oil
    1 T honey
    Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
    1 clove garlic, minced
    Dash of cayenne pepper

Add all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.

Combine the sliced tomatoes, avocado, cilantro and grilled corn and honey lime dressing and mix gently so everything is evenly coated. Be careful not to mash the avocados. Let the salad sit for 10-15 minutes to let flavors mingle. Enjoy.


This recipe is great as a simple side dish or can be dressed up to be a one-dish meal.

1/4c peanut butter
8t red wine vinegar
2T soy sauce
4t sesame oil
4c pasta, cooked (ex. spaghetti)

Optional: diced cooked chicken, peanuts, shredded veggies

Whisk together first 4 ingredients. Cook and drain pasta, then add to sauce. Add desired additions.