Mexican Chopped Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

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This simple quick salad from Gwyneth Paltrow's 'Its All Good' is bursting with yummy flavours and the black beans add extra protein to make it more filling. I made the above salad in a super quick 10 minutes to take to a picnic today. Love that.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 fresh ears of corn, shucked
  • 2 hearts of romaine, finely shredded ( or torn quickly when Im in a hurry:)
  • 1/2 cup of cooked black beans
  • 1/2 cup of chopped tomatoes
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro
  • Green Goddess Dressing

GREEN GODDESS DRESSING

  • 1/4 cup of cilantro
  • 2 scallions
  • 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 green jalapeno
  • 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon on organic honey or xylitol
  • 2/3 cup of organic sheep or goats yoghurt or vegenaise ( I use none of these and love the dressing as is)

Combine all the ingredients in a powerful blender and blitz until completely smooth.

METHOD FOR SALAD

Steam or grill the corn until its cooked though. When its cool enough to handle, slice the kernels off the cobs and set them aside.

Place the lettuce in a large bowel and dress it with 1/4 cup of the dressing so it has just a light coating. Divid the lettuce among 4 plates or place on a large platter.

Over the lettuce, evenly scatter the beans, tomatoes, scallions, avocado, cilantro and reserved corn. Drizzle each portion with another table spoon or 2 of the dressing and serve immediately.