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Kick S.A.S.S! Fiesta Salad

by SusySedano  |  Jul 23, 2012

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.

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 1

  • 1 medium Ear of Corn
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 cup Baby Romaine
  • 1/2 cup Black Beans No Salt Added
  • 1/2 tbsp Hass Avocado
  • 1/2 cup Grape Tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup White Onion
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro
  • 1/4 cup Bell Peppers, Yellow
  • 1 tsp Jalapeno
  • 1/2 yields Lime Juice Raw

DIRECTIONS

1 Ingredients:
2 (Sass recommends going organic whenever possible)
3 For the salad:
4 -inch ear corn
5 /8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
6 cup baby Romaine leaves
7 /2 cup canned, no-salt-added black beans, drained, rinsed
8 /4 ripe Hass avocado, sliced
9 For the dressing:
10 /2 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
11 /4 cup yellow bell pepper, minced
12 /4 cup white onion, minced
13 tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced
14 teaspoon fresh jalapeno, minced
15 Juice from half of a fresh lime
16 Directions:
17 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.
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19 Makes 1 serving
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21 Per salad: 291 calories, 6g fat, 1g saturated fat, 52g carbohydrates, 14.5g fiber, 4g sugars, 13.5g protein
  ynthia Sass, MPH, RD