Saturday, June 23, 2012

One Hot (cool) Dish!

I'm about two weeks in with the low glycemic plan (which is FANTASTIC, but more on that in another post).  Feeling pretty saucy with my results and getting used to making different food choices when DUH DUH DUUUUUH..... I get an invite to a cookout.  

Knowing the menu will consist of white burger buns, chips, pasta salads and all sorts of stuff I'm trying to lay off of, I went in search of a low GI side dish recipe, and found this gem. 

Black Bean and Avocado Salad

2 avocados (not quite fully ripe - easier to work with)
2 Tbsp lime juice
1 can corn (drained)
1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 red bell pepper (chopped)
4-6 scallions (chopped)
2 Tbsp parsley
3 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper

Pit, peel and dice up the avocados, and put them in a bowl. Sprinkle with lime juice, stir gently to coat, and set aside.

In large bowl, combine corn, beans, bell pepper, scallions, parsley and garlic.

In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.  Pour dressing over veggie mixture.  Gently fold in avocados, cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours (just until chilled).  

Serving size:  1/2 cup
Glycemic Index: Low
Glycemic Load: 6


Jessica Lemmon said...

This is how I feel at every cookout EVER, lol. I do what I call, "pre-eating" or bring my own dish. It's easy once you get the hang of it! And, hey, lookie there, that dish is vegan (shhh! Don't tell anyone!) ;) love the new eating plan, hope it makes you feel amazing!!!

Niki Hughes said...

Jess, I thought of you as I made it, actually! Not to pat myself on the back, but it was a big hit at the cookout. Someone even put it ON their burger - genius!

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