Southwestern Salad


Mix the first seven ingredients in a food processor or blender:

  • lime juice from one lime
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • 1 fresh clove of garlic
  • 2 peeled & cubed avocados

Place the next seven ingredients in a salad bowl:

  • 15.5 oz. Organic Black Beans, ( 1 can Nature’s Promise or Wholesome Pantry)
  • 1/2 cup diced green or yellow pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup diced scallion
  • 1 cup baby leaf spinach
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro


  • Add the pureed ingredients to the salad bowl.
  • Toss the ingredients together.
  • Enjoy the salad!

This recipe may be used as Meal 4 on the Remedy Recipes format.

(To use it for Meals 2 or 3, simply add brown rice or quinoa: women-1/2 cup, men-1 cup.)

Salad Portions: women: 1 cup / men: 2 cups

This recipe is 100% vegan, and was inspired by our youngest daughter’s efforts to create vegan dishes that taste delicious. I made a couple of small adjustments to use only Remedy Recipes Approved foods, (corn & tomato were removed from the original.) It’s an easy recipe to take along to work or school as we return to the grind. There can still be beautiful beach days this month, & we hope that you’ll take this tasty Southwestern Salad with you to the beach as well! Enjoy!!!

Mangiare, Piaccia! Eat, Enjoy!




About the author

John M. Di Fazio II
John M. Di Fazio II

John M Di Fazio II is a nutrition consultant, a personal trainer, and a massage therapist and has twenty years of experience working in the fitness industry. He was employed by Gold's Gym for thirteen years and in 2005 co-founded Remedy Fitness, a unique fitness establishment located in East Setauket, New York. While in the employ of Gold's Gym, he was recruited into Nutritionalysis, a nutrition company based in Venice Beach, California that specialized in individualized nutrition programs, and received his certification. Excelling in the field, his clientele grew by thousands. While establishing such a full clientele in nutrition and personal training, John also graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a bachelors degree in philosophy and also graduated from the New School for Holistic Health & Research on Long Island, New York with a degree and a New York State license for massage therapy.

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