Superfood Avocado Salad

A healthy salad filled with creamy avocado, edamame, sweet corn, basil, and diced tomatoes and drizzled with strawberry balsamic vinaigrette. Quick and easy and oh so very delicious, this salad is perfect as a starter to any meal.

Superfood Avocado Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you have a wonderful day =)

Since it’s Mother’s Day, we need to make something special.

Does this salad look amazing or what? All those pretty colors make me want to eat them.

An avocado filled with sweet corn, edamame, tomatoes, and basil in every bite and drizzled with sweet Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette. What isn’t there to like?

This salad only contains a few ingredients, but it is super healthy since it’s packed with superfoods. What are superfoods? They’re foods that individually contain tons of nutrients and provide lots of health benefits. The superfoods that can be found in this salad includes avocado, tomato, corn, and edamame. Yes, all the main ingredients in this salad. They all help provide cardiovascular support, promote bone health, and has anti cancer benefits. Some of these help regulate blood sugar levels and help reduce risk of obesity.

With barely any cooking, this salad can be prepared in about 15 minutes. It’s that simple to make. All your really have to do is mix the ingredients together. And it’s perfect for special occasions too because of the vibrant colors. It looks fancy but took little time to make.

Superfood Avocado Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

First, cook the corn according to the package. I used frozen corn kernels and all I had to do was heat them up.

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Cook the edamame according to the package then deshell them. I actually bought a huge pack from Costco that’s already precooked so all I had to do was deshell them. I actually thought that was the worst part. My edamame flew everywhere and I had to scramble around the floor picking up after myself.

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Dice a small tomato into bite size pieces.

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Tear up basil into small pieces.

Place all the ingredients into a medium sized bowl.

Superfood Avocado Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

Gently mix the ingredients together.

Superfood Avocado Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit.

Now, you have two options.

You can simply place the salad into the hollow part of the avocado. Easy, right?

Superfood Avocado Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

Or you can slice the avocado into bite size pieces and mix them into the salad. Do this gently so that the avocado doesn’t become smashed. Then place the salad into the empty shell.

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Superfood Avocado Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

I prefer the second method because the avocado is evenly incorporated in the salad. Plus, you get more room for salad. The first method, I ended up with only avocado at the end.

Drizzle Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette over the salad.

Serve cold. Enjoy!

Superfood Avocado Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

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48 comments

  1. Joanne says:

    Lol, I only just experienced edamame for the first time on our vacation a couple of weeks ago – guess who shoved the whole thing in her mouth, promptly began chewing and promptly wanted to spit – thank goodness we had a fun table who could laugh along with me! :)

  2. DawnLKlauman says:

    OMGoodness!!! This looks Yummy!!! I so want to Pin this, but I don’t want to add to my already daunting self challenge of preparing everything on my recipe board in 365 days. Today was only day 1.

  3. sh says:

    Another wonderful recipe to add to my Pinterest collection. Thanks for sharing. It looks delicious – much more scrummy than the Pot Noodle I’m currently working my way through!

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