Monday, March 25, 2013

Spicy Mama Summer Salad- Tossed Corn, Avocado and Tomato

Wow, something so small can make such a big diffference.
Attitude is everything.
You can tell the difference from my photo, can't you?
Yep, the sun is actually shining again in Seattle.
Feels like Summer here, we made it to 63 degrees.

Maybe that's cold to most of the U.S., but in Seattle, 63 degrees is totally summer time.
I even wore shorts today after work, doing yard work.
Yep, it's officially a change of season here.
That calls for something "summer worthy".

I had an avocado that I wanted to use before it got yucky, plus a bunch of other ingredients that lend itself to that; tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno, corn and lime.  
A few of my favorite things, for sure.

Ummm, the name of the salad?
Well, I asked for input, and that's what I got. 
So, there you go.

Serves about 4

3-4 Roma tomatoes, diced
1 orange bell pepper, diced
1 avocado, diced
1 cup corn, fresh, frozen or canned (I used Trader Joe's frozen roasted corn- love that!)
4-5 green onions, thinly sliced
2 jalapeno's, minced (optional, or to taste)
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 lime, juiced
1-2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp cumin, or to taste
1/2 tsp garlic powder 
Salt and Pepper to taste

Chop up all the veggies, put in a bowl and add the olive oil, lime juice and spices.  Toss gently and serve at once.  

Enjoy the taste of summer time.

Hey, here's a couple of things that you could serve with this:

Albondigas, Mexican Meatball Soup
Chicken White Bean Chili
Mexican Chicken Posole Stew

Cilantro Chicken 
Lazy Girl Salsa Chicken- Crockpot
Lime & Chili Pepper Chicken Tacos
Beef Kebabs with Chimichurri Sauce

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