With Memorial Day quickly approaching, try this side to kick off the summer. This side is a good source of: fiber, folate, thiamin, phosphorus, vitamin C, magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin E, and monounsaturated fats. Enjoy and have a safe Memorial Day!
• 1 cup halved heirloom grape or cherry tomatoes
• 1 teaspoon salt, divided
• 3 ears shucked corn
• 1 medium white onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
• 1 jalapeño pepper
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• Cooking spray
• 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
• 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
• 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added pinto beans, rinsed and drained
• 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
• 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added kidney beans, rinsed and drained
• 2 diced peeled avocados
1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
2. Place the tomatoes in a large bowl, and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Let stand 10 minutes.
3. Brush corn, onion, and jalapeño evenly with oil. Place vegetables on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill corn for 12 minutes or until lightly charred, turning after 6 minutes. Grill onion slices and jalapeño 8 minutes or until lightly charred, turning after 4 minutes. Let vegetables stand 5 minutes. Cut kernels from cobs. Coarsely chop onion. Finely chop jalapeño; discard stem. Add corn, onion, and jalapeño to tomato mixture; toss well. Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, cilantro, and next 4 ingredients (through kidney beans) to corn mixture; toss well. Top with avocado.
Nutritional information: Calories 141, Fat 6.4 gm, Saturated fat: 0.9 gm, Monounsaturaed fat: 4.2 gm, Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9 gm, Protein: 5 gm, Carbohydrate: 18.2 gm, Fiber 6.8 gm, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Iron: 1.2 mg, Sodium: 211 mg, Calcium: 38 mg