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Corn & Mango Salsa with Black Beans

Ingredients:

  • 2 corn cobs
  • 1 small Lebanese cucumber
  • 1 mango
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 small tin of black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 long red chilli (seeded)
  • 1/2 red capsicum
  • Large handfuls of coriander and mint
  • Olive oil
  • Lime juice
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Steam the corn then allow to cool before slicing off the kernels into a salad bowl
  2. Dice the mango, avocado, cucumber and capsicum and add to the salad bowl
  3. Finely dice the onion and chilli and add to the salad bowl followed by the black beans
  4. Add a large handful of roughly chopped mint and coriander then dress with a squeeze of lime juice, salt to taste and a splash of olive oil 

Simple, fresh, vibrant, seasonal and an easy accompaniment to any grilled meats. It doesn't need much dressing as the quality ingredients are full of flavour. Enjoy.

 

 

 

Healthy Avocado Dip

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I love avocados. They are the fattiest most delicious source of good fats I like eat guilt free. Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat (the good kind) as well as vitamin B6, vitamin K, folic acid and contain more potassium than bananas. They have a bunch of other vitamins too. Good fats in our diet are essential for vitamin absorption and as our bodies can't manufacture them we need to be sure we keep them coming in with our food.

This is my version of a healthy homemade avocado dip made with fresh ingredients. Once again, this is a great starter, picnic, entertaining, BBQ dish or afternoon tea snack at work with some veggie sticks.

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Avocados

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 3 tablespoons of low fat creme fraiche
  • 1 garlic clove mashed to paste with a little salt
  • sea salt to taste
  • lemon juice

Method Mash the avocado in a bowl with creme fraiche (to desired consistency), then add remaining ingredients and adjust seasoning to suit your taste. Serve with veggie sticks like capsicum, celery, carrot and cucumber.

Perfect afternoon or mid-morning snack at the office or for the kids at school.</p

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