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Mexican Chopped Salad with Avocado and Red Pepper

Mexican Chopped Salad with Avocado and Red Pepper

Celebrate the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo with this easy to throw together salad filled with bright flavors and fabulous nutrition. Avocados provide heart-healthy fats, while sweet bell peppers and other crunchy veggies add antioxidants. Colorful and quick to make, this Mexican chopped salad adds fun to the fiesta.

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon country-style whole-grain mustard
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 ripe avocado, diced
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 cup diced celery
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions, white and green parts
Optional add-ins: cooked or canned beans, shredded cheese, crushed taco chips, tomato chunks

1. In a large bowel, whisk together the lemon juice and mustard. Add the olive oil, whisking until smooth. Add remaining ingredients, and toss gently to combine.

2. Add salt and freshly-ground black pepper to taste and serve immediately.

Serves 4.

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Inspired by a recipe in Vegetarian Times magazine.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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5:10AM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

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4:01PM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

thanks

6:36PM PST on Dec 11, 2012

Yummy!

1:06AM PST on Dec 11, 2012

Thank you :)

11:22AM PDT on Sep 8, 2012

THAT ONE WORKS ALSO!

9:51AM PDT on Sep 8, 2012

yumE

5:49AM PDT on Sep 8, 2012

Looks wonderful, thanks so much...

4:33AM PDT on May 28, 2012

thanks for sharing

8:00PM PDT on May 27, 2012

garbanzo beans (chick peas) added for me
THANKS

5:55AM PDT on May 8, 2012

Thanks for the article.

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