Summer is THE season for fresh produce and if you're lucky enough to live near farms or farmer's markets, I highly recommend choosing locally-grown fruits and veggies. Eating locally-grown food not only benefits your community--but did you know that food grown closer to home is more nutritious?! It's true. The longer fresh food spends in transit, the less nutrients it begins to have (although all fruits and veggies are still nutritious). This weekend, My dad and I took a short trip to a local farm and picked up some fresh grape tomatoes and corn (amongst other things). I was immediately inspired to use these ingredients along with some avocados + Green Goddess dressing that I had bought from Trader Joe's (definitely not locally-grown or prepared, but hey, I'm all about balance and convenience!)
This recipe, like all of my recipes, is really simple to prepare. It can be enjoyed on its own, paired with a protein, or used as a dip for your favorite chip of choice (mine is Trader Joe's organic corn dippers--yum, so good!)
- 2 cups grape tomatoes
- 2 large ears of corn
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar OR 1-2 tsp. lemon juice
- 3-4 tbsp. Trader Joe's Green Goddess salad dressing
Cut up grape tomatoes into halves/quarters (depending on your preference). Shuck corn + cut corn from each cob. Mix together in a large mixing bowl. Slice your avocados in half, remove the pits, and cut into slices + cubes, scoop, and put avocado pieces into the large mixing bowl. Add apple cider vinegar/lemon juice + dressing. Let sit for ~10 or more minutes. Enjoy!
Let me know if you try this recipe and what you think!