Avocado and Corn Salad

DSC_0243Adulting is hard ya’ll. Peanut and the wife are sick, I’m still trying to unpack and make sense of the house and all I really want to do is watch Orange is the New Black. After sneaking in snippets here and there, I have finally finished the season. Now I can get back to the real world.

In good news, we are starting to get back in the habit of eating real food. I like the idea of picking up dinner when I’m exhausted but I get so tired of it after about two days. As much as I hate the heat of summer, I love the fresh food that comes with it. I have been seeing variations of this salad float around the internet and decided to try my own take on it. Its full of fresh summer goodness.  It takes about 10 minutes to prepare.

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Make the pasta and set aside to cool. I used the Traders Joe’s Brand Harvest Grain Blend. I love this pasta blend. Then combine all the dressing ingredients. I forgot to take pictures of this step. Sorry guys.

Next chop all left over ingredients – Corn, avocado and onion.

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Finally combine everything in a large bowl and allow time to marinate and meld. It’s that simple and so damn delicious.

 

Avocado and Corn Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 Avocados
  • 2 Ears of Corn - Removed from the Cob
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Small Grain Pasta
  • 1 Small Red Onion
  • Dressing
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup of Cilantro
  • 2 Limes - 1 Tsp of zest and juice from both
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 2 TB of Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions and allow to cool
  2. Next, prepare the dressing by combining cilantro, lime juice and zest, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Then, combine all the large ingredients - pasta, avocado, corn and onion in a medium sized bowl.
  4. Finally, combine the dressing and main ingredients
  5. Cover and allow to chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
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