Guaca-Jica: Quick Corn, Bean, Jicama, and Avocado Salad

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Jicama, Corn, and Black Bean Avocado Salad – Healthy, Easy, Vegan, Plant-Based, Oil-Free, Gluten-Free Gaucamole Recipe

 

Easy |  Servings: 8  |  Ready In: 10 minutes |  Yield: 6 cups

Crunchy, creamy, spicy, sweet – this salad has it all!  Take your typical guacamole recipe and give it a boost with crunchy jicama, sweet corn, and healthy black beans.  This oil-free, gluten-free vegan recipe is full of healthy plant-based Mexican flavor.  Enjoy this has over chopped lettuce for a new take on taco salad, or serve as a dip for baked tortilla chips

Ingredients

  • 1 medium orange bell pepper
  • 2 scallions
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 small Jicama (about 1 cup diced)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, fresh (if possible)
  • 1 15-oz can black beans
  • 1 cup sweet white corn kernels
  • 2 Avocado
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of Citric Acid* (to prevent browning)

How it’s Done

To make the Salad:  Seed and dice the bell pepper.  Trim and chop the scallions,  Mince the jalapeno.  Peel and dice the jicama.  Chop the cilantro.  Combine all of these in a medium bowl with the lime juice.

Drain and rinse the black beans.  Add to the salad, along with the corn kernels.  Toss well to combine everything.

Pit and dice the avocado.  Add to the salad.  Add the salt and a dash of Citric acid.  Stir gently, just until combined.

Enjoy!

Yield: 6 cups

Jicama, Corn, and Black Bean Avocado Salad – Healthy, Easy, Vegan, Plant-Based, Oil-Free, Gluten-Free Gaucamole Recipe

Chef Katie’s Tips:

Make Ahead Tip:  If you’re making this salad ahead of time, combine everything up until the avocado.  Pit and dice the avocado only within an hour of serving, to prevent browning.

Citric Acid?  Another way to prevent browning is to add a dash of Citric Acid.  Add a 1/2 teaspoon of citric acid to the salad will also help prevent the avocado from turning brown.  The acid helps prevent the avocado from oxidizing and turning brown.

 

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/8 of a recipe (about 1 1/2 cups)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 157.87
Calories From Fat (38%) 59.5
% Daily Value

  • Total Fat 7.1g 11%
  • Saturated Fat 1.01g 5%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 80.61mg 3%
  • Potassium 507.05mg 14%
  • Total Carbohydrates 21.55g 7%
  • Fiber 8.81g 35%
  • Sugar 1.14g
  • Protein 4.95g 10%
  • Calcium 51.31mg 5%
  • Iron 26.03mg 145%
  • Vitamin A 233.65IU 5%
  • Vitamin C 0.42mg <1

 


Shopping and Gear List

  • Now Foods – Citric Acid, 4 oz powder
  • Top Rated Zulay Premium Quality Metal Lemon Lime Squeezer – Manual Citrus Press Juicer

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