Southern Corn Salsa

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The snow clouds are finally clearing, warmer weather and sunny days are here - which means summer is just around the corner! My taste buds are tingling for some delicious sweet corn, so to appease my taste for all things summer, I decided to make some sweet and spicy corn salsa! 

This salsa is packed with tangy flavor from sweet onions, limes and cherry tomatoes to balance out the sweetness of the fire roasted corn. To add a significant amount of heat, I chopped up a couple jalapenos - but next time I make this salsa, I'll definitely be throwing in a habanero or two to really keep things interesting.

Right before serving, be sure to toss in the avocado - if you add it any sooner in the recipe, the avocado will start to brown.

My boyfriend (pay no attention to his dirty engineering hands in the video LOL) and I munched away on this salsa while enjoying the first 70 degrees and sunny day we've had so far in 2017 - and dreamed of even warmer days to come!

Categories: Side Dish , 52 Weeks of Cooking , Video Recipes , Appetizers

Tags: Corn , Salsa , Avocado

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Southern Corn Salsa

Prep Time: 10 minutes + ~1 hour chill time

Makes ~ 5 cups salsa


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  • 3 cups fire roasted corn (fresh or canned)
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup garlic, minced
  • 5-6 cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Here's How:

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  1. Chop the sweet and red onions, and jalapenos. Dice the cherry tomatoes. Finely mince the garlic. (OPTIONAL: If using fresh corn, spread it in a single layer on a baking sheet and broil for 5-10 minutes, until just beginning to blacken and caramelize. Let cool completely.)
  2. Stir together the corn, sweet onion, red onion, jalapenos, garlic, cherry tomatoes, parsley, cumin and apple cider vinegar. Add in the fresh lemon and lime juice and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Chill for one hour or until ready to serve to let the flavors fully develop.
  3. Peel and cut the avocado into cubes. Gently fold the chunks of avocado into the corn salsa. Serve cold or room temperature with tortilla chips. Enjoy!

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