Today I want to talk about two things with you; yummy salads and The American Heart Association. Still following? Okay, let me explain. The month of February is Heart Health month. A super important month, if you ask me! One thing the American Heart Association recommends is an overall healthy eating pattern that emphasizes fruits and vegetables first. This salad is exactly that, and easy to make, quick, and also keeps for a long time to eat throughout the week.
Hunt’s is donating $50,000 to the American Heart Association in support of American Heart Month during the month of February. Not to mention, they’re offering ‘Buy 4 Get $1 Off’ of Hunt’s products on Ibotta. I love supporting a brand and cause I believe in, all while saving some mulah!
There’s really so many different ways to eat this tomato salad. You can serve over lettuce, in a wrap, or even just on its own. I like to eat it in between meals with some whole grain pita or chips. Can you say yum?!
- 1 can Hunt's Fire Roasted Tomatoes
- 1 can Black beans
- 2 Avocados
- ½ an onion
- 1 cucumber
- ½ cup cilantro
- 1 lime
- Salt and pepper
- Start by chopping up your ingredients.
- Combine all of your tomatoes, black beans, avocados, onion, and cucumber into a bowl.
- Next, add your cilantro.
- Juice one whole lime and pour over mixture.
- Lastly, add salt and pepper to taste.
- Mix well.
- Let sit to marinate for 4 hours before eating.
This salad has a ton of other added health benefits. At under 300 calories, one serving offers almost 12 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein, so after enjoying one crunchy bite after another, you’ll feel full, satisfied, and energized. Not to mention, with such a high fiber and water content, this recipe will be the weapon you need to prevent the dreaded bloated belly.
I made one mistake when making this tomato salad, and that was using ripe avocados. Learn from this mistake and opt for harder avocados to avoid mush.
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