Heirloom Tomato, Corn and Avocado Salad with Chipotle Dressing

The really dreamy, creamy part of this salad is the dressing. Nope, you don't need sour cream or mayo to make a delicious creamy dressing. It's made with a few heart healthy cashews. The dressing is jazzed up with some smoked paprika and ground chipotle. A little lime gives it just the right brightness.

Ingredients: Serves 4-6

3 cups heirloom tomatoes, halved if small, cubed if larger
2 avocados, cubed
4 ears fresh corn, off cob
1/2 purple onion, sliced thin
1 cucumber, sliced into half moons

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together. Pour dressing (recipe follows) over veggies and gently toss to coat. (Use dressing sparingly, to taste)

Dressing:

1/2 cup cashews, soaked at least 6 hours
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 clove garlic
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
Himalayan salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth.

Recipe adapted from http://www.rawmazing.com/