Avocado and Corn Salsa

This Corn Avocado Salsa recipe is a quick and delicious side to serve up with just about anything! This cool summer side dish is easy to make and is gluten and dairy free!

Corn and avocado salsa recipe in a bowlAvocado and Corn Salsa Recipe

This is the perfect summery side dish to serve when the weather is HOT. This Avocado and Corn Salsa comes together quickly. It is the perfect easy side dish to throw together and flies off the table! This dish is served great with nearly anything, but we especially like it for other quick cooking summer dishes like this Blackened Fish, quick Chicken Tacos or this Garlic and Lime Grilled Steak.

Corn Salsa Ingredients

  • Fresh Corn on the Cob
  • Red Onion
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Olive Oil
  • Lime
  • Cilantro
  • Salt and Pepper

Corn salsa with avocado plated with fishMethods to Cook the Corn

The only piece of this salsa that needs to be cooked is the corn! There are a few different methods you can use to cook it. You can quickly boil it, as we suggest in the recipe. Or you could grill it! Additionally you can also cook corn in the Instant Pot using these directions here.

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Corn Avocado Salsa
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Ingredients
  1. 2 local organic corn on the cob
  2. 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  3. 1/2 cup fresh grape tomatoes, cut in half
  4. 1 avocado, cubed
  5. 1/2 tsp ground garlic (from garlic mill, or garlic powder), more to taste
  6. 1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  7. Juice from one lime
  8. Dash of Himalayan sea salt, more to taste
  9. Optional: 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
Instructions
  1. 1. Grill or boil corn
  2. 2. Cut corn kernels off and place into bowl
  3. 3. Add tomato, onion, and avocado and mix together
  4. 4. Add cilantro, ground garlic, lime juice, oil, and salt, mix together to combine
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Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

If you are looking for a versatile side dish that works for both a quick weeknight meal or a decadent holiday dinner look no further than this recipe for Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon! Cooking the brussels sprouts with bacon and maple syrup is sure to make this side dish a fan favorite for everybody! This paleo-friendly recipe is sweet and savory and definitely going to be in your winter meal plan rotation!
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Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

I was never a fan of brussels sprouts until a few years ago, and now I can’t get enough! These Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon convert just about anybody to be a brussel sprout lover. This easy brussel sprouts recipe combines savory and sweet tastes to adhere to just about anyone’s liking!  Plus, is there any greater combination than maple and bacon together? 

Ingredients Needed:

We love the short ingredient list here, especially since this dish is so flavorful!

  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Bacon
  • Maple Syrup
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Garlic Powder


What to serve with Roasted Brussel Sprouts

This dish is the perfect Thanksgiving side dish. But also, it’s so darn good you’ll want to have this on rotation all Fall and Winter long. This dish would be great served with:

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Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 lb. brussels sprouts, halved & outer leaves removed
  2. 2 tbsp + 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  4. 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  5. 1/2 tsp ground garlic
  6. 1-2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  7. 4 strips nitrate-free bacon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Halve brussels sprouts and remove outer leaves
  3. Line baking pan with foil
  4. Toss brussels sprouts with oil, salt, and pepper
  5. Roast, stirring mid-way, for 20-25 minutes until caramelized and tender
  6. While roasting, cook bacon using desired method (oven, microwave, or skillet), let cool and set aside
  7. When brussels sprouts are done, heat 1 tsp oil in a large skillet and transfer them to the skillet
  8. Pour 1 tbsp maple syrup over the brussels sprouts and toss to coat evenly with a wooden spoon
  9. Let cook for 3 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring often
  10. Taste and add the 2nd tbsp maple, based on desired taste (I didn't find it needed it)
  11. Sprinkle bacon, ground garlic, and extra Himalayan sea salt on top and serve hot
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Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings (VIDEO)

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These Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings are the perfect appetizer recipe for football Sunday or Super Bowl! They are crispy with frying, and are a great lightened up version of your classic fried buffalo chicken wings!

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You can’t have a Superbowl party without wings (in my opinion)! You can though, have them crispy and flavorful without being fried. I visited friends at the University of Buffalo years back. We, of course, got the famous Buffalo wings and as you can imagine they were fabulous.

Baked Wings with Buffalo Sauce

In college I was a big fan of Wings over Amherst (these are not healthy). I definitely still think about those fried boneless wings (and the cajun cheese fries). Many of my friends ordered honey mustard, BBQ, garlic parmesan… me? Give me Buffalo any day of the week.

Can you bake chicken wings?

The tip I found years back that I love (and successfully tried with my Sweet Potato Chili Fries), is placing a wire rack on the baking sheet. Gets everything nice and crisp!

Can you use chicken legs or chicken thighs?

Yes! Just adjust cooking time and sauce amount as needed.

Crispy Buffalo Wings Without Frying

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Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 0:50 Serves 4

Ingredients

Sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF and line a baking sheet with slipat or parchment paper and place a wire rack on top.
  2. Pat chicken wings dry with a paper towel, and then coat the chicken wings in oil, salt, and garlic powder.
  3. Bake for 40-45 minutes, flip wings after 30 minutes, and cook for a remaining 10-15 minutes.
  4. In a saucepan, bring hot sauce and butter to a boil then remove from heat and stir.
  5. Remove wings from oven and toss them in the sauce.
  6. Once coated, place back on the rack and bake for an additional 5 minutes (save extra sauce).
  7. Remove wings from oven, coat with extra sauce.
  8. Serve hot with dippings of choice, like carrots, celery, and the ranch dressing in my cookbook.

Recipe Notes

  • For fully dairy-free sub butter for your favorite vegan butter or oil of choice.
  • Have time to a marinate? Though not needed for this recipe? Marinate overnight in the sauce, and make additional sauce for tossing!
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Light Sesame Asian Meatballs

These chicken meatballs would make the perfect healthy Superbowl appetizer or… serve it over cauliflower rice with a side of stir-fry veggies and have yourself a nice, quick and easy dinner!SAVORY SUNDAYS

Light Sesame Asian Meatballs

Light Sesame Asian Meatballs

Light Sesame Asian Meatballs
Serves 5
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Prep Time
10 hr
Cook Time
15 hr
Total Time
25 hr
Prep Time
10 hr
Cook Time
15 hr
Total Time
25 hr
Meatballs
  1. 1 lb. ground chicken or ground turkey
  2. 1 tsp sesame oil
  3. 1 tbsp garlic powder
  4. 1 clove garlic, crushed
  5. 1 tsp fresh ginger
  6. 2 tbsp almond flour
  7. 1 egg
  8. 3 tbsp scallions
  9. 1/2 tsp Himalyan sea salt
  10. 1 tsp sriracha
Sauce
  1. 1 tsp Sesame oil
  2. 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  3. 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  4. 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  5. 2 tsp sriracha
  6. 2 tbsp raw honey
  7. Optional: Red pepper flakes
  8. Himalayan sea salt, to taste
  9. Optional: 1 tbsp fish sauce
Garnish with
  1. Sesame seeds
  2. Scallions
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. 2. In a large bowl mix together meatball ingredients and form into balls
  3. 3. Bake on baking sheet for about 15 minutes or until meatballs are golden on the outside
  4. 4. While meatballs are baking, whisk together sauce ingredients until smooth
  5. 5. Pour into saucepan and heat over low
  6. 6. Remove meatballs from oven and gently dip into sauce
  7. 7. Garnish and serve warm
  8. Note: I let mine sit in the pot with the extra sauce
Nutritional Information
  1. Servings: 5
  2. Amount per serving: 4 Meatballs
  3. Calories: 208
  4. Fat: 12g
  5. Carbs: 8g
  6. Protein: 19g
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Light Sesame Asian Meatballs

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Warm Harvest Salad with Honey Walnut Vinaigrette

HHRLet’s start with this… I love salads. But sometimes in the winter I want something warm. Now let’s combine the two… a warm salad for the perfect meal starter (or hey, add some protein and make it your entire meal)! Warm baked apples, roasted sweet potato and onions drizzled with walnuts and a homemade dressing. Sweet, Savory, and flavorful perfection. Assembling this salad is a breeze, and you can shop Membership Rewards points along the way!

Warm Harvest Salad with Walnut Honey Vinaigrette

Warm Harvest Salad with Walnut Honey Vinaigrette 

Warm Harvest Salad with Honey Walnut Vinaigrette
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Ingredients
  1. 1 apple, chopped
  2. 1 sweet potato, chopped
  3. 1 white or red onion, sliced
  4. 1/3 cup golden raisins
  5. 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  6. 3 cups fresh organic spinach or kale, more as desired
Honey Walnut Vinaigrette
  1. 1/3 Walnuts
  2. 2 tbsp raw honey
  3. 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  4. Himalayan sea salt
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. 2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or slipat
  3. 3. Chop apples, sweet potato, and onions
  4. 4. Place on baking sheet and roast for 40 minutes until soft and tender
  5. 5. In a high speed blender, combine all dressing ingredients
  6. 6. Arrange spinach in a salad bowl
  7. 7. Add roasted veggies, apple, walnuts, and golden raisins
  8. 8. Drizzle with dressing and serve!
Possible substitutions
  1. Golden Raisins for Cranberries
  2. Walnuts for Almonds
  3. Spinach for Kale
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Warm Harvest Salad with Walnut Honey Vinaigrette

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Warm Harvest Salad with Honey Walnut Vinaigrette

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Ingredients

  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1 sweet potato, chopped
  • 1 white or red onion, sliced
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 cups fresh organic spinach or kale, more as desired

Honey Walnut Vinaigrette

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 400
  • 2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or slipat
  • 3. Chop apples, sweet potato, and onions
  • 4. Place on baking sheet and roast for 40 minutes until soft and tender
  • 5. In a high speed blender, combine all dressing ingredients
  • 6. Arrange spinach in a salad bowl
  • 7. Add roasted veggies, apple, walnuts, and golden raisins
  • 8. Drizzle with dressing and serve!
  • Recipe Notes

  • Golden Raisins for Cranberries
  • Walnuts for Almonds
  • Spinach for Kale
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    Zesty Chicken Bites

    Zesty Chicken Bites | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    These Zesty Chicken Bites are the perfect healthier version of your favorite chicken nuggets!

    They are low carb, flavorful, and completely gluten-free and grain-free. A reader favorite and loved by adults and kids alike!

    Zesty Paleo Chicken Nuggets - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    While snowed in last week, I was craving an appetizer-like snack that I could make with the organic chicken breasts I had in the fridge.

    I realized that it’s been a while since I’ve had chicken cutlets. My beautiful mom makes killer chicken cutlets.

     

    Zesty Paleo Chicken Nuggets - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    She made them often growing up and then passed the recipe along to me years ago.

    You can bet those days were filled with some delicious chicken parm.

    Since those breadcrumbs are no longer in my diet, my task was set! Instead of the whole chicken cutlet thing, I went with bites (or nuggets), call it what you’d like.

    And I made them spicy. Amazing. The perfect appetizer when entertaining or just for your football Sunday get together

    The perfect appetizer when entertaining or just for your typical Football Sunday get together!

    Zesty Paleo Chicken Nuggets - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

     These Zesty Chicken Bites are perfectly crispy. Your friends won’t even know they are healthy and gluten-free!

    Read through the comments below to see how others have made this recipe their own!

    Paleo Zesty Chicken Bites

    Prep Time 8 min Cook Time 25 min Total Time 0:33 Serves 4

    Ingredients

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a bowl, combine almond meal/flour and all spices.
    3. In a separate bowl crack 1 egg and add 1/4 tsp water, whisk together well.
    4. Cut chicken into bite size pieces.
    5. Dredge the chicken pieces into the egg and toss until fully covered.
    6. Transfer chicken pieces to the spice mixture and coat evenly.
    7. Place on baking sheet; repeat until all are coated.
    8. Bake for 12-15 minutes then flip chicken bites over and cook for another 10-12 minutes until golden and crispy.
    9. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce!

    Recipe Notes

    • *Depending on how many chicken pieces you use, you may need to increase the flour/spice mixture.
    • *Serving size will depends on how small or large you make the bites. Mine make about 20-25 chicken bites.
    • *Leave out parmesan cheese for fully dairy-free.
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