Monday, May 19, 2014

Heat and Sweet Corn Salsa - 52 Do Ahead Side Dishes

Summertime and the livin is easy.... Again!

I seem to be saying that a lot these days.  A summer side dish should be easy and this one certainly is.  Just open a few cans, mix in whatever you can with fresh ingredients and herbs add a few seasonings and you are done.  It is served chilled, so no cooking involved.  But, my oh my, the summer freshness, colors and deliciousness shines through.

I had originally made this dish as a topping for some grilled salmon filets.  But when I set this out on the buffet table people just started spooning this on their plate as a side.  So, side it is.  And plenty of compliments!

Just a quick note about spices... I decided I wanted to make this a little on the spicy hot side.  I used a single can of Ro-Tel diced tomatoes.  They make a mild, HOT and the one that I used, the Mexican blend with a bit of jalapeno, garlic, cilantro and lime.  Feel free to adapt this recipe to yor taste and needs...

Me,I love the mox of heat and sweet from the honey!

OK, Here's what I did...

Heat and Sweet Corn Salsa

  • 1 (12 Oz) Can Ro-Tel Mexican Diced Tomatoes and Chiles
  • 2 (12 OZ) Can Sweet Corn (Can certainly substitute fresh corn in season)
  • 2 Medium Roma Tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 Cup (about 4) Green onions, diced, green parts and white
  • Juice of 1 medium Lime
  • Zest of 1 medium Lime
  • 1/4 Cup Honey (Use less if you substitute a milder chile pepper)
  • Fresh basil Ribbons For garnish
  • Pinch of Salt
Cooking Directions
  1. Mix all ingredients
  2. Allow to sit in the refrigerator for 2 hours for the spices to mingle
  3. Serve Chilled and ENJOY!


So,  I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Grilling Time Secret Extras" or "52 Ways to Cook BBQ and Grilling Recipes"!!!

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