Monday, May 4, 2009

Charred Corn Salsa with Blue Chips

Hey—Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow and if you’re looking for something to serve other than the tomato based salsa, how about whipping up some yummy charred corn salsa? Not that there's anything wrong with tomato salsa but you know what? A girl can only eat so many kinds of jarred tomato salsa before she gets bored and starts look at other forms of produce to be the star of her salsa.

Peel and de-silk two ears of fresh corn.



Place the corn directly on the grill and moderately char. Remove corn from grill allow to cool. Remove the kernels from the husk.




To the charred corn, add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 1/2 red onion finely chopped, juice from 1 lime, 2 diced avocados, 1 finely chopped and de-seeded jalapeno, 1 handful of cilantro, finely chopped, coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Thoroughly blend all ingredients together and serve with blue tortilla chips.


48 comments:

Ginger said...

Katherine,

OK!! I am with you; on you can only eat so many jars of salsa!! This sounds so fresh and delicious. I am making this today. My 17 year old son is a “vegetarian" at the moment and I am running out of things to make for him. I say at the moment, because he changes quickly and could be ordering the best ground beef to be sent to our home!! Anyway, thank you for sharing this recipe and have a great week!

gigi said...

This sounds like a crowd pleaser. I shouldhave had some last night becasue there was a crowd here at this house. There was 21 all total family here missing only 2 who were in Utah. We had such a fun and LOUD time. We are a noisey bunch. They would have loved this! Happy Monday.

Donna-FFW said...

That is the perfect dish for cinco de mayo. I love the idea of the charred corn in a salsa. How delicious!

Debbie said...

What a great idea. The corn looks wonderful.....I think I alone could eat a whole bowl of this!!!

Katamommy said...

Hi, visiting from SITS! That salsa looks so good, thanks for the recipe! Have a great day!

Sophie said...

MMMMM....yummie yummie for my tummy!!
The salad looks so delicious & easy!!

doggybloggy said...

excellent idea and the sweet charred taste of the corn makes it all the more worth it - I cant eat those jarred salsas anyway you serve them.

Debbie said...

I love the idea of this. I have, for some odd reason, never learned to like avocado. Weird, huh? That and bleu cheese are not on my list of yum!

Charlotte said...

That would be a fun idea for a party.

April said...

All of your dishes never seize to amaze me! This sounds wonderful!

Justin Schwartz said...

ooh, it would be hard to resist eating that corn right off the cob!

Sara said...

Looks delicious! I love grilled corn. In fact, I wanted to grill some yesterday, but got rained out.

sherri said...

Great recipe for an interesting change.

Cathy said...

I love the taste of charred corn - and I'm a sucker for anything with avocado. I'm bookmarking this for when corn is in season here.

Marjie said...

When I tell my dudes that food is boring if you don't change it up, you can see the eyerolls from a mile away! I am so glad I'm not the only one who has to change things. Cinco de Mayo is Thor's birthday, so we have a more localized celebration here!

girlichef said...

This sounds amazing...I love all of the flavors together..charred corn is a favorite summer-time staple around here :) Yum!

Netts Nook said...

Katherine you never seem to amaze me it looks so perfect. Yummy

oysterculture said...

I love homemade salsa - as you said, far superior to the kind found in a jar. Thanks for sharing

Pearl said...

total crowd pleaser! :)

Maria said...

Love your corn salsa! I will be making this all summer long!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delicious salsa! Perfect for the warm summer days!

Cheers,

Rosa

Paula said...

Oh, my hubby would love this. He really likes all things corn, especially with mexican food. I like this because I bet it just explodes in your mouth with the crunch of the corn, the bite of the pepper, and the creamy goodness of the avocados. Gosh, I think I could just eat this with a spoon! YUM!

buffalodick said...

Black bean and corn salsa is a personal favorite of mine... Good job letting people know the sweetness and crunch of corn can be a refreshing change!

Pam said...

You know I am going to make this - it's my kind of food. YUM.

Mary said...

What a perfectly delicious salsa. This will be a real crowd pleaser. I love roasted corn so this will be a natural for my family.

Elra said...

Love corn very much! Can't wait for summer and making this...

jenjen said...

Now you're talking! I could live on chips and salsa. And that salsa looks wonderful. I am going to have to print this off for my husband. He loves making homemade salsa. YUMMY!

Thanks so much Katherine! I hope you are having a wonderful day!

XOXO
jen

Sweta said...

That's a fun dish-lovely idea for picnics(i.e if there is any corn left on the cob after grilling)!!

Aggie said...

Oh that looks awesome!!! I love everything about that salsa dip!

teresa said...

I am a huge salsa fan, and mixing it up like this will only make it better. Yum yum yum, roasted corn, this looks so good!

Meg Young said...

This sounds amazing! I MUST try it!

Have a Happy Cinco De Mayo!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's such a cool idea! Much better than the standard pico de mayo!

Pam said...

Corn salsas are my favorites. I love the sweetness of the corn.

misti said...

YUMMMM! I'm a salsa fan of any kind. Thanks for the great idea!!

I'm from DeRidder (southwest LA), my family is all in Lake Charles (about 45 minutes away). But now I live in Ruston (north LA). So I've been all around! Nice to know a fellow Louisianian in the blog world!

Lynda said...

Oh man, this looks amazing! I must buy corn now and try this, and with avocados, no less!I'm going to try this next weekend if it's not raining and I can grill.Thanks for a new, great idea!

Bee and Rose said...

This makes my southwestern heart go all aflutter! I am a huge fan of the corn salsa! I love to add black beans too! I am definitely making this for our weekend bbq!

Hornsfan said...

Katherine this looks so tasty! I love roasted corn and corn salsa, can't wait to try this gem!

Chris said...

Wow, that looks great! Did you save us any? ha ha.

Cinco de Mayo? Shouldn't this have been a mayonnaise based recipe;)

Reeni♥ said...

This is over the top, Katherine! My mouth is watering furiously, this sounds so tasty!

Kristen said...

Charred corn is one of those things I'd seen around, but never knew how to make, so thank you for posting this, I'll have to give it a go this summer!

Selba said...

I wish I could try it! Looks so good!

MaryBeth said...

OMG... This is so fresh and the taste must be outstanding, I love the looks of it!!

Natashya said...

So perfectly summery and delicious. Are we having margaritas too?

Kathy said...

I have Bunko at my house in November and I was going to do a Mexican night. I was looking for an appetizer that was "different" - I think this is just what I was looking for! Thanks for sharing! :o)

TavoLini said...

oh YUM. I want a bowl of that, right now. For my use only ;)

Great idea, that corn looks super tasty!

Bridgett said...

This beats the usual salsa any day. I love this!

Chef E said...

I am with Dog - I cannot eat salsa from the store anymore, I have to have fresh. That corn reminds me I have not had that in a while...since spring is hear, and I actually see the sun peeping out I am firing up the grill this weekend and making some...your food is so tempting over here!

Word verification is 'disco' should I turn up the volume, lol

biz319 said...

Love this recipe - since I started grilling my ingredients for salsa, I've never gone back.

Great BSI recipe!