I’ve been packing salads to take to work every day for a while now. I usually make one salad a week and enjoy it as part of my afternoon snacks.
While I adore the Mustardy Cole Slaw and Broccoli Cranberry Salad, I also like to add new salads to my repertoire, and this one certainly fit what I was looking for and gave me some variety to work with!
My sister-in-law Beth makes this salad regularly, and recommended it as one to try. It’s from our favorite Weight Watchers 5 Minute 15 Minute Recipe books, and whips up really quickly.
While I enjoyed it as a salad, I think it would also be fantastic as a garnish for grilled chicken. I’m definitely going to have to try that. As listed below, it has a very pico de gallo flavor, in the best possible way. A ½ cup of this tasty salad is perfect for an afternoon snack!
Weight Watchers Southwestern Corn Salad
3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
½ tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 1/4 cup fresh corn, cooked
1 roma tomato, diced
1 ½ cup chopped bell peppers, yellow, red, and green
1/3 cup sliced scallion
1 diced peeled avocado
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a larger bowl, stirring with a whisk.
2. Add bell peppers and remaining ingredients. Toss gently to combine.
Per 1/2 cup serving:
CAL 87; CARB 7g; FAT 6g; SAT FAT 1g; PROT 2g; FIB 2g; SUG 2g; WW Points+: 2; WW Smart Points: 3