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Plant-Based Recipe – South of the Border Salad

This whole-food, plant-based recipe features three cans of simple ingredients available at any grocery store, a few chops of onion, and voila – done! It couldn’t be easier!

It tastes delicious on its own or layered over lettuce for a jazzy touch to your favorite salad.

Plant-Based Recipe that Tastes Great

What is a plant-based recipe? It’s a recipe that relies upon whole, natural plants as its base.

My family switched to a low salt, whole-food, plant-based diet over a year ago. The changes in our health, wellness, and weight have been extraordinary. Not only have I lost weight, and kept it off, but many food cravings disappeared.

Eat to Live Diet

I follow the Eat to Live Diet as outlined in the book of the same name authored by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. It’s not perfect (I still eat a little meat and fish, and a glass of dairy milk or ice cream every now and then) but a big shift in how I eat and think about food.

As you get used to eating plants, packaged food starts to taste fake. I love the Eat to Live lifestyle. It has made an enormous impact on my life.

Use Simple Pantry Ingredients

This recipe uses simple ingredients you can find at any grocery store. The dressing is made from olive oil, white wine vinegar, and lime juice. It can be created in just about 10 minutes and served over rice as a main course, gently heating the salad and omitting the dressing, over lettuce for a lunchtime salad, or as a side dish for a picnic. It’s that versatile!

Buy the Books

If you’re interested in following the Eat to Live program, I’ve included a few books that got me started on it, below. A whole-food, plant-based lifestyle is really the best for health. Even if you adjust just a few meals a week to plant-based recipes, you’ll experience an improvement.

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Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Revised Edition

 

 


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Plant-Based Recipe - South of the Border Salad
This easy to make whole food plant-based recipe uses simple pantry ingredients and can be assembled in just a few minutes. Chill to serve as a side salad or picnic salad, or heat it up (without the dressing) and serve over hot rice for a meal.
plant based recipe salad
Keyword salad recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
large servings
Ingredients
South of the Border Salad
Lime Dressing
Keyword salad recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
large servings
Ingredients
South of the Border Salad
Lime Dressing
plant based recipe salad
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse the black beans and corn. Drain the tomatoes. Toss and mix gently with a spoon.
  2. Dice the onion. Mix with the vegetables. Garnish with diced cilantro or parsley.
  3. Mix the dressing separately, pour over the salad, and toss. If heating the salad to serve over rice, omit the dressing.
Recipe Notes

I used no-salt canned goods and the recipe tastes great. Salt is added to canned and frozen vegetables to improve the taste and shelf life. Using no-salt products greatly reduces the overall sodium in the diet. If you do use conventionally canned products with added salt, rinse thoroughly to get as much salt as possible off of them before assembling the salad.

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