It’s corn season and I’m making the most of it. Each time I visit the farms, I come away with some freshly picked corn and I get ridiculously excited! It’s so sweet and delicious and it got me to thinking that it would make a great salsa. I love any combination of sweet and spicy and this is a snap to create for your summer weekend parties.
I roasted the corn in a cast iron frying pan for about 10 minutes, turning as it cooked. You can also toss it on your grill but to be honest, I just didn’t want to go outside in this heatwave we’re having!
Fun Fact: For every kernel of corn on a cob there is 1 strand of silk!
There are crazy big plants of basil at the farms so I decided to use it instead of cilantro and it’s a natural! If you’d prefer cilantro though, go for it!
I’ve been a bit of a salsa fiend this summer so if you’re looking for a different take on this popular snack, check out this page for some cool ideas.’
These tortilla chips came from the farm and are made from asparagus. There are so many healthy alternatives now so we don’t have to ruin our healthy snack with sodium and calorie laden junk food. I’m making up a healthy substitutions list so if you have some brand names to share, I’d love to hear about them. That goes for all foods – sauces, chips, pasta, you name it. I have been working on this list for awhile now so will share it soon!
In the meantime, don’t forget to share your awesome creations with me on Instagram so I can shout them out to the world! Just hashtag #simplyfreshdinners so I can see what you’re up to in your kitchen. Cheers!
- 2 cobs of corn
- 2 small or 1 large tomatoes, diced
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1/2 yellow or orange pepper, diced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
- ½ cup cilantro or basil, chopped
- juice of one lime
- salt and pepper
- Brush corn lightly in olive oil and season with salt. Heat cast iron fry pan on medium and sauté corn until kernels begin to char. (You can also grill the corn if you prefer) Set aside to cool.
- In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, onions, yellow or orange pepper, jalapeno, cilantro/basil, lime juice, and salt and pepper. . Add sautéed corn and stir to combine.