Easy Summer Corn Salsa for Appetizers and Entrees
Photo: Sarah Fernandez/Chateau & Bungalow
The farmer's markets and gardens out back are starting to fill with the summer's finest vegetables, and it's a great time to add some easy and fresh recipes to your summer cooking repertoire. Even if you don't have a green thumb or a farmer's market nearby, the grocery stores have amazing deals on fresh produce and there is no better time to stock up and enjoy nature's summer bounty. One of the easiest things to make is salsa-even people who "can't cook" can make this in a flash-and it's a great way to show off the flavors of the season. Most salsas have a tomato base, and even though tomatoes are my favorite food, I like to make mine with a corn base.
3 ears of corn (shucked, cooked for 5 minutes in boiling water, cooled, and cut off the cob)
1 avocado (cut into ¼ inch cubes)
½ pint of grape tomatoes (halved)
¼ medium onion (white or red, finely chopped)
1 tsp Kosher salt
To prepare, simply mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and stir gently (so the avocados don't get too mashed).
While this salsa is delicious served as you would most salsas, with a bowl of chips, it's also a great topping for grilled chicken, swordfish, pork, and many other proteins. It's the perfect thing to bring to a party because it only takes a few minutes to make and guests think you've really gone all out. And on the home front, it's an easy way to cut corners on preparing a meal for friends when you're tight on time. You can even buy already cooked chicken breast and then top it with this salsa. Easy, breezy summer recipes that are big on flavor make summer entertaining as easy as blueberry pie!
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