We’re starting to include more salads into our diet recently. With the varieties of vegetables that you get these days, one can come up with a new kind of salad everyday I guess. Nothing comforts me like a bowl of fresh salad on a warm summer day.
Speaking of summer, I know we are almost at the fag end of it. The farmers’ markets will be open just for a few weeks now. Plants at my friends’ and neighbors’ yards are giving their last round of vegetables. Most of these veggies are available at the grocery stores all year round though, but they can in no way be compared with the ones straight from the farm, for their freshness and price.
This recipe combines creamy avocado and smoky sweet corn to give you a very hearty, filling and a delicious salad. You can add anything but the kitchen sink into this salad :). I mean, you can add in any or all of veggies like lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, onions, beans, tomatoes and more. Top it with some crunchy croutons or tortilla strips/chips and you’ll sure call it a completely satisfying meal.
1 cup ripe avocado (diced)
1 cup grilled corn kernels
6 cups iceberg lettuce
1 cup cucumbers (chopped)
1/2 cup red onions (chopped)
1 cup tomato (chopped)
1/2 cup carrots (shredded)
1 tablespoon cilantro
1/4 cup tortilla strips
For the dressing
2-3 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper or hot sauce
Whisk lime juice, crushed red pepper (or hot sauce) and salt together in a small mixing bowl to prepare the dressing.
Mix all the vegetables in a big salad bowl. Don’t worry if you cannot grill your corn or you do not have the time for it. Microwaved fresh or frozen corn kernels is a great substitute and they taste just about the same.
Toss in the dressing and give it a gentle mix. Lime helps the avocadoes to retain their beautiful color as well. Sprinkle some cilantro and tortilla strips just before serving.