It’s been just over a year now since we made the decision to eliminate gluten from our son’s diet. He has Aspergers and we had heard that other families had seen big improvements in their kids by going this route so we decided to give it a try. It made an incredible difference for him and we haven’t looked back!
There’s no reason that a gluten free diet has to be boring and bland. We love this southwestern salad and it is so easy to throw together! The results are colourful and delicious and even fit for serving at a gathering.
In a serving bowl, throw in:
19 oz. can of black beans, drained and rinsed
12 oz. can of kernel corn, drained
3 chopped tomatoes
1/2 – 1 diced purple onion
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
In a small bowl, mix together:
3 Tbsp. mayo
1-2 tsp. hot sauce (we like things spicy so you can adjust to your taste)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. lemon juice
2 cloves freshly minced garlic
dash of sea salt
Pour dressing over salad and serve. (This salad also makes a fabulously addictive dip for tortilla chips!)
Sharla Kostelyk is the mother of seven, two through the miracle of birth and five through the miracle of adoption. She is a homeschooler, adoption advocate and the founder of Adoption Magazine. Sharla is the author of That These Two Will Live and Shield: A Framework of Self-Care for Foster and Adoptive Families. She blogs about finding joy amid the chaos at The Chaos and The Clutter.