Friday, August 21, 2009

Fiesta Salsa...Dressing Up The Corn!

Pin It I love to create new recipes from lefovers. Nothing in this house is ever thrown away...never. Its just recycled into new and innovative great recipes.

Last week when I made the Mexican Quiche I had to open a large can of corn that I had in the pantry. Having just about 1/2 cup left, it soon became evident that it had to be part of something else.

My first idea was corn and tomato salad which I love and haven't made this summer. But there was definitely not enough corn for four. The night before I had been reading a fabulous book on entertaining which contained some recipes for salsa and that's where the idea started to gel. Luckly, Florida avocados are in season and cheap and there was a ripe one sitting on the counter. The result: salsa and london broil fajitas for dinner that night; salsa and corn tortillas to accompany Black Bean Dip for my Mother's Sunday canasta party; and salsa and chips for cocktails two nights in a row. all from 1/2 can of corn! The one avocado stayed beutifully fresh due to the lime and the tomatoes behaved themselves until the last day!


Ingredients

1/2 cup corn kernels

6 cherry tomatoes

1/2 cup chopped green peppers

1/2 cup chopped red peppers

1/2 cup chopped red onion

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1 small avocado cut in 1/2 inch cubes

1 tsp. jalapeno, chopped fine (or to taste)

1 lime, juice of

2 TB olive oil

Tabasco Sauce to taste

Salt and Pepper


Cut the tomatoes in quarters and the avocado in 1/2 inch pieces. Mix everything together and serve. Correct the lime and olive oil to your taste.

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