Calorie-Bomb Salads Defused

Photography by: Johnny Miller
Calorie-Bomb Salads Defused

Mexplosion Salad
Sure, that fried tortilla bowl and
mounds of guacamole, cheese and
sour cream taste great—but you
might as well have a chimichanga if
that’s what your go-to Mexican salad
entails. This lighter version packs in
the flavor (not the calories) with fresh
herbs and toasted sunflower seeds.
Plus, the black beans and corn make it
surprisingly rich in fiber.

2 ounces black beans, cooked
1 ounce corn kernels, grilled
3 baby tomatoes, halved
½ ounce red onion, finely diced
1 teaspoon fresh cilantro, minced
Dash of Tapatio hot sauce
3 ounces mixed baby greens
½ ounce sunflower seeds, toasted
1∕5 avocado, thinly sliced
1½ tablespoons lemon juice
Drizzle of chipotle BBQ sauce

In a small bowl, toss black beans,
corn kernels, tomatoes, red onion and
cilantro with a dash of Tapatio sauce.
Combine black bean mixture with the
rest of the ingredients and toss with
lemon juice and BBQ sauce. Serve
Per serving: 334 calories, 13.5 g fat
(1.5 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol,
12 g protein, 48.5 g carbohydrates,
12.5 g fiber, 421 mg sodium