- Having a variety of colors in your meals help provide your family with a greater range of micronutrients.
- You can create this salad with some convenient ingredients, such as frozen corn.
- Avocado is high in healthy fats (mono and polyunsaturated), which makes it an additional heart-health benefit and filling!
Recipe for Rainbow Layered Salad:
1 pint red grape or cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 Hass avocados, pitted and sliced into thin wedges
1 cup crushed blue tortilla chips
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup olive oil
1 in a clear glass serving bowl, layer the tomatoes, carrots, frozen corn, avocados, red cabbage and blue corn chips in order. Let stand at least 15 minutes for corn to fully defrost.
Make salad dressing by whisking together lime juice, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Serve salad with dressing on the salad
Serving size: 1 cup of salad with dressing
Calories: 285; Total fat: 21g; Saturated fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 229mg; Carbohydrates: 27g; Fiber: 7g; Sugars: 11g; Protein: 3g; Potassium: N/A; Phosphorus: N/A
Blog by Andrea Berez, MS, RD, CSP