Hello Friday night. I didn’t work today and spent most of the day re-painting the media room. I was tired, but I wanted to make a good meal, worthy of a Friday night at home. A good burger can really do the trick at my house, but I couldn’t handle the normal side of sweet potato fries, or any other potato side I would normally do. I mean, what is it with the potato and burger combo? If it’s not a potato chip, its french fries, or sweet potato fries or potato salad? And don’t get me wrong, they are all worthy combinations. I just wanted something different tonight, maybe a little more nutrition to go with my burger. I’m no nutritionist, so I’m not sure of how one would react to my substitute or even that I was having a burger. Oh well. I chose to make one of my favorite summer sides and I hope you’ll try it this spring as one of your side dishes.
Avocado, Corn, Cherry Tomato & Black Bean Salad
9 ounces fresh cherry tomatoes-washed and cut in half
1-15 ounce can black beans-rinsed and drained
1-15 ounce can corn-rinsed and drained
1 avocado peeled and cubed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
Juice of 1 large lemon
Juice of 2 limes
1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro or 1 teaspoon dry cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients together and refrigerate for ten minutes before serving. Bon Appetit!