RECIPE: Cool meals for hot days! Chilled avocado salad

(WXYZ) - Another day of summer heat and humidity and the last thing you want to do is heat up the kitchen. Beat the heat by serving up this light and refreshing recipe for chilled avocado salad that requires little cooking.

Chilled Avocado Salad

Serves 6

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp. Meijer olive oil

2 Tbsp. seasoned rice wine vinegar

1/4 tsp. McCormick dried oregano

1/4 tsp. McCormick cumin

1 avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into bite-size pieces

1 1/2 cups Meijer cooked brown or white rice, cooled

1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained

1 large Roma tomato, seeded and diced

1 green onion, sliced

1/8 tsp. salt

McCormick ground black pepper

Directions:

1. Whisk oil, vinegar, salt, oregano and cumin in large bowl. Add avocado; toss gently to coat.

2. Add rice, black beans, tomato and green onion; toss gently to mix. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

Optional:  Add 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken.

Nutrition Information (per serving):  Calories 294, Fat 14g, Cholesterol 57mg, Sodium 61mg, Carbohydrate 35g, Fiber 6g, Protein 7g.

Serve with: crusty whole grain baguette and fresh sliced peaches.

Recipe source: www.meijermealbox.com , TryFoods International 

Want more recipes for cool meals for hot days?  Visit www.meijerhealthyliving.com

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