If you are having a holiday party or are asked to bring something to someone else’s this is a tasty, healthy alternative to the usually dairy based cheeses and spreads.  The vegetables and Omega 3 packed oils are anti-inflammatory and lower in calories than most alternatives. Because it is made up of whole foods it is high in fiber and protein.  Another great way to enjoy your holidays and keep your waistline in check.

 

Avocado and Black Eyed Pea Salsa

Healthy Salsa

Ingredients:

Makes 12 servings

 

2            ripe but firm avocadoes, diced

1/2 c.     chopped green onion

1/2 c.     chopped fresh cilantro

1 c.        chopped roma (plum) tomatoes

1            (11 ounce) can shoepeg corn, drained

1            (15 ounce) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained

1/4 c.     red wine vinegar

1/4 c.     olive oil

1 tsp      ground cumin

1/2 tsp   minced garlic

              salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

  1. Lightly mix together avocados, green onion, cilantro, tomatoes, corn, and black-eyed peas in a salad bowl until well combined.

  2. Whisk together red wine vinegar, olive oil, cumin, and minced garlic in a bowl, and pour over the salad. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and lightly toss the salad again. Chill for 1 hour before serving, to blend the flavors.

NOTE:  The salsa is a wonderful salad topping.  Place a bed of fresh greens on your plate, overlay with some crunched up corn chips then add the salsa on top.  You may want to put a small amount of the oil and vinegar combination on the salad greens for added moisture.  It is a quick and delicious meal.

 

Source:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/avocado-and-black-eyed-pea-salsa/

 

Christine Hunt

An experienced Wellness Coach, Certified EFT and Certified Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner, Christine Hunt gets results for her clients that conventional therapies cannot. She takes the whole person approach when working with her clients. She has been a Certified Practitioner since 2013 and has done hundreds of sessions helping her clients to uncover and remove the obstacles to their problems with weight, illness, pain, addictions, traumas, relationships, grief/loss and financial security opening doors to their personal fulfillment and happiness. Contact her for a free, 15 minute consultation to learn why what she does works when other methods have failed. Christine works with her clients in person, by Skype or phone.  So, if you live away from the Annapolis, Maryland area, she can still work with you.
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