Today's recipe is a lunch recipe...or at least that's what I had in mind when I wrote it. It's easy enough for a firefighter to throw together at work, but complex enough to be seriously tasty and worthy of an at-home lunch or side.
It's highly adaptable to suit your personal tastes and delicious in every way!
SPICY BLACK BEAN GUACAMOLE SALAD
1 avocado, mashed to a puree
1 lime (or about 2 T. lemon juice)
1 garlic clove, grated
1/4-1/2 t. salt
1/4-1/2 t. red pepper flakes
1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed, drained, and patted dry
1/4 c. cilantro (or parsley if you're a cilantro hater)
1/3 c. frozen corn, rinsed and defrosted
1 small tomato
2 c. romaine lettuce
extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
toasted sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, or pine nuts, optional
Mix the mashed avocado with the lime or lemon juice, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes to create the dressing. Toss the dressing with the beans, corn, tomato, and cilantro or parsley. Finally, toss it all with the lettuce. Drizzle a bit of olive oil over the top and add some toasted seeds or nuts to your liking (or not)!
Voila! Easy, delicious, and healthy!
Accompanied by some grilled tilapia, or stuffed into a spelt flour tortilla with cheese, this is a scrumptious and filling meal!