Delicious, Fun & Healthy Food

Austin's "Tex-Mex" Inspired Salad

Salad, Lunch, DinnerLina Liwag2 Comments

Every week,  Austin has at least one or two meatless meals...he has several favourites and this salad happens to be one of those.  It would be paired with a pasta dish with hemp pesto sauce which he also loves (will hopefully post this one next week).  For me and my husband, the salad is already a perfect one-dish meal, no sides necessary.



Guacamole is popularly used as a dip...but on this recipe,  I made it as a dressing.  It has very similar ingredients but a little thinner in consistency.  We have a very active teenager and  the creamy guacamole makes for a hearty, satisfying and nutritious dressing for him .  



Austin's "Tex-Mex" Inspired Salad
Ingredients (Preferably Organic): 
For the salad:
1 bunch Romaine lettuce, washed, shredded and spin-dried
3 plum tomatoes, washed and cut into small cubes
1 1/5 c.  cooked black beans
1/2 to 1 piece jalapeno pepper, deseeded and finely chopped (optional)
1/4 - 1/2 c. red onions, finely chopped 
1/4 c. coriander leaves finely chopped 

For the dressing: 
1 avocado, cut and  seed removed
juice of 1 1/2 limes
2 tsp. red onions, finely chopped
 1 tbsp. coriander leaves, finely chopped
pinch of salt (or to taste) 
1/4 tsp. cumin
1 tsp.maple syrup
4 Tbsp. filtered water
1 tsp. jalapeno pepper (optional) 


1. Prepare all the salad ingredients and set aside. To make the dressing, place all the ingredients into a blender and process until it becomes creamy.  Adjust the taste or add more water if you prefer a thinner consistency.

2. Assemble the salad then add the dressing.  If you happen to have a mustard or ketchup dispenser bottle, use one to dispense the dressing.  It looks pretty expecially if you are having friends over.

Other options to add to  the salad:
 non-GMO corn 



Last Sunday,  we had our church service at the park and then enjoyed a picnic afterwards.  It was awesome to praise God seeing all his wonderful creations.  It was also a great time to share a meal, play and share stories with friends.


It's almost the end of May and we've had a little cold spell this week.   However, summer will soon  be upon us. Have a wonderful week!