Summer time for me is all about enjoying the longer days of sunshine, making easy to throw together meals and eating lighter. No one wants to feel overly heavy and full at the beach or pool, am I right?! This dish is the perfect FODMAP salad recipes to make ahead of time and bring to a summer party. It really only takes a few ingredients to make a light dish that is packed with flavor!
Did you know it’s been scientifically proven that during the summer time people are generally happier and healthier feeling? I don’t need any convincing to believe that but I was super intrigued to learn some of the reasons why this happens:
- Sunlight eases mild depression
- A boost of Vitamin D helps control your mood, immune system and brain
- Spending time in nature is therapeutic for the mind and body
- Typically eat more fruits and vegetables which in turn helps you feel better
So next time you pick up FODMAP salad recipes to make you can feel EXTRA good that you’re doing something that will make you happier and healthier. Just remember to watch your portion size when it comes to corn. According to Monash University, a low FODMAP serving size is 1/2 a cob. If sorbitol is not a huge trigger for you, you can increase the serving size to 3/4 for a moderate FODMAP level.
A light and refreshing summer salad to serve at your next party!
- 4 corn on the cob
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- 1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup avocado dressing or FODMAP safe salsa like Wright’s Avocado salsa
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add corn and salt to the water. Continue to boil for 5 minutes.
- Remove the corn from the water and carefully slice the corn kernels from the cob. Place kernels in a large bowl.
- Add the lime juice, tomatoes, cilantro, avocado dressing or FODMAP safe salsa to the bowl. Gently mix until incorporated.
- Serve right away or refrigerate until ready to serve.
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