As spring is blossoming most people start looking for lighter options for side dishes. This has been a favorite in our house for years. I've made it for parties, BBQ's, as a side served with tacos or with our favorite coconut shrimp. It's a side that's been specially requested by family and friends to repeat on many occasions. It's fresh and it's vivid presentation attracts even the pickiest of vegetable and salad rejecting people. It's also my "go to" salad if I'm not feeling like making a complex side dish.
Non-Salad Avocado Salad
This is sort of a non-salad salad one might say because it's missing the leafy greens that some people reject in a food line-up. You know the people who are at a gathering with food laid out in a big beautiful spread and put everything on their plate besides "salad." Well this salad I've found to be a game changer for those types. The bright color and word of mouth comments usually attract those types to try it.
The salad has a nice sweetness to it with the sweet corn and creaminess from the avocado, but a fresh tang from the lime and cilantro. The avocado mixed into the salad gives the salad a nice creaminess that resembles a creamy salad dressing.
Give this tangy creamy non-salad salad a try with your next spring or summer meal and let me know what you and others think!Print