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Kick S.A.S.S! Fiesta Salad

Kick S.A.S.S! Fiesta Salad
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“There are so many great things to say about this salad,” says Cynthia Sass, RD, author of the New York Times bestseller S.A.S.S! Yourself Slim: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds and Lose Inches. “It provides the perfect balance of veggies, ‘good’ carbs, lean protein, and healthy fat, so I feel both satisfied and energized after eating it,” she says. It also delivers a broad spectrum of nutrients, and it’s loaded with flavor and super foods for weight loss like beans (regular bean eaters have been shown to have smallerwaistlines and a 22 percent lower risk of obesity) and metabolism-enhancing, immune-boosting hot peppers.



(Sass recommends going organic whenever possible)

For the salad:
1 6-inch ear corn
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup baby Romaine leaves
1/2 cup canned, no-salt-added black beans, drained, rinsed
1/4 ripe Hass avocado, sliced

For the dressing:
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cup yellow bell pepper, minced
1/4 cup white onion, minced
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced
1 teaspoon fresh jalapeno, minced
Juice from half of a fresh lime


Sprinkle corn with cayenne pepper and roast in oven at 350 degrees F until kernels are slightly golden. Combine tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, and lime juice. Toss together and allow to sit while corn is roasting. Slice kernels off corncob. Toss greens with dressing and transfer to plate. Top with beans, corn, and avocado and serve.

Makes 1 serving

Per salad: 291 calories, 6g fat, 1g saturated fat, 52g carbohydrates, 14.5g fiber, 4g sugars, 13.5g protein

-Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD


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