Sweet Corn Pepper & Lime Salsa

Sweet Corn Pepper & Lime Salsa

Jul 14, 2016

I love sweet corn like any other Midwesterner does, but sometimes I get bored with eating it plain or straight off the cob.  So what to do with all that corn???

Corn can be used in a variety of summer recipes:  Try fired roasted corn with peppers & portabella mushrooms or chilled crab & pureed corn soup with chili pepper and lime. 

My favorite way to use up extra sweet corn is by adding it to salsas!  Try this recipe for a sweet & spicy salsa!  

Sweet Corn Pepper & Lime Salsa

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Prep/Cook Time:  15 minutes    Number of Servings : 4

Ingredients:

  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • Kernels from 2 ears of cooked corn
  • 1 poblano or jalapeno pepper, seeds and ribs removed, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped ripe tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

Directions:

1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add the corn, pepper and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.

2. To a medium bowl, add the green onions, tomatoes and cilantro. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, salt, honey, cumin and paprika.

3. Add the cooled corn and peppers to the medium bowl with the onions and tomatoes. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and stir well to coat all ingredients. Serve at room temperature or cold.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Calories:  76   Protein: 2.2gm    Total Carbohydrates: 14.5gm    Fiber: 2gm   

Total Fat: 2.4gm    Cholesterol: 0mg    Sodium: 158mg

 Recipe courtesy of Paramount Citrus

Melanie Kluzek, Registered Dietitian for County Market



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