Roasted Corn Salsa with Strawberries and Avocado is a unique combination and fun alternative to regular chips and salsa! It makes a delicious summer dish.
We had a potluck BBQ on Monday. I love potlucks. It never fails that I come away with at least one new great recipe. And potlucks are a great opportunity to try out new recipes. I had bought some fresh corn on the cob at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday so wanted to do something with it. Earlier in the summer I made a Roasted Corn Salad that I loved. This gave me an idea for a corn salsa recipe.
I love the idea of corn combined with fruit. It may sound strange, but it is delicious! When I shared the recipe for Corn and Blueberry Salad I didn’t get a single comment. Not one! But once I promised you that you’d love it if you tried it, you gave it a shot. And everyone that tried it did love it!
Well, I guess everyone loved the roasted corn, strawberry and avocado salsa at the potluck because it disappeared fast. I got a few tastes but decided I needed to make it again to make sure it really was as good as I remembered it being. We had it for dinner on Tuesday night too. It was as delicious as I thought. Not only is it delicious, it is pretty too! My kind of recipe.
Roasted Corn Salsa
To roast the corn I boiled it first, for about half the time I normally would. I then brushed it with some olive oil and grilled it until it got those nice grill marks on it. Then just cut the corn off the cob and let it come to room temperature. I also grilled the whole jalapeño at the same time, with a little olive oil and then took out the seeds and cut it into small pieces.
After the corn is cooled you just combine all the ingredients together. I used a combination of salt, garlic powder and a couple of splashes of red wine vinegar to give it that little kick.
You could probably make this with canned corn when fresh corn is not in season.
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Corn Salsa Recipe
- 3 ears of corn husked.
- 3/4 C diced red onion
- 1 1/2 C strawberries sliced
- 1/2 to 1 whole jalapeno pepper
- 1 avocado diced
- 1 lemon juiced
- Splash or two of red wine vinegar
- Salt and garlic powder to taste
- After husking corn boil it for about half the normal time.
- Then lightly coat with olive oil and grill until nice grill marks form.
- Also lightly coat the whole jalapeno and grill it to until lightly browned.
- Allow corn to cool a bit and then slice kernels off of cob.
- Bring corn to room temperature.
- Seed the jalapeno and then dice.
- Use 1/2 to the whole depending on how hot you want the salsa.
- Combine corn, strawberries, avocado, red onion and coat in lemon juice.
- Add a splash or two of red wine vinegar and seasonings to taste.
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Originally posted September 2011
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