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Avocado & Roasted Corn Salsa

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The Spring air smells good. Along with the change of season comes the colorful blooms of the pretty flowers & some fresh vegetables& fruits  in the market. The local market got crates of fresh corn & avocado. (I was somehow under the impression that the corns came during fall..) Anyway. we got quite a few of these. Today I saw Corn Salsa in Peter G’s (Souvlaki for The Soul) Blog. His pictures tempted me to make some salsa with the hass avocados & corn right away.

Avocado, also known as palta or aguacate, butter pear or alligator pear, is a tree native to Mexico, South America and Central America. It is not a vegetable, but a fruit.. more of a berry family. Besides the lovely, smooth & buttery texture & subtle taste,  the benefits of Avocado is limitless…High avocado intake has been shown to have an effect on blood serum cholesterol levels. Specifically, after a seven day diet rich in avocados, hypercholesterolemia patients showed a 17% decrease in total serum cholesterol levels. These subjects also showed a 22% decrease in both LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglyceride levels and 11% increase in HDL (good cholesterol) levels. (Wiki) . Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fat, which is easily burned for energy. They are a good source of vitamin K, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, folate and copper. Avocados are also a good source of potassium.

This fruit ripens after it is harvested. An unripe fruit is tight & very firm to touch but a ripe avocado will yield to a gentle pressure when held in the palm of the hand and squeezed. The flesh is typically greenish yellow to golden yellow when ripe. The flesh will oxidize and turn brown quickly after exposure to air. To prevent this, lime or lemon juice can be added to avocados after they are peeled. Due to it’s high fat content, they are excellent for uses as spreads & dips (who does not know about guacamole? ). It is known to be used with milk shakes & ice creams too! However much I love this fruit, I have not dared to go as  far experimenting with this fruit.

Mexican food is enticing, sensational to the palette, & always fondly accepted in my home. This salsa is full of fresh flavors & bursting with taste & colors. We just had this as a salad!

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Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups corn
  2. 3-4 ripe avocados, diced
  3. 1 onion, diced small
  4. 1 red bell pepper/capsicum
  5. 1 Hot Pepper de seeded & chopped fine ( I used Serrano)
  6. 3 tablespoons of  extra virgin olive oil + more oil to drizzle on corn & peppers
  7. A Splash of  hot sauce ( I used  Tabasco)
  8. 1/8 cup chopped fresh Cilantro/Coriander
  9. 2 Cloves of  Garlic, minced
  10. 1 Tbs  Roasted Ground Cumin
  11. 1 Tsp chili powder
  12. Fresh lime juice
  13. Salt and Pepper to taste

Note: Black bean would taste lovely in this salsa. I did not use as I did not have any..

Preparation:

Cut the Red Bell Pepper/Capsicum  in to half, drizzle some oil & roast it at 400 degrees till the skin is charred. Take it out, peel the skin & dice it into small pieces. Set aside.

Drizzle some oil over the corns. Sprinkle some salt & pepper & roast the corns for about 15 minutes at 400 Degree F.  Let cool & cut off the kernels. Discard the cob.

Combine all the other ingredients Except the avocado with the corn & bell pepper in a large bowl & toss to mix them all up.

Add the avocado just before serving. Toss to combine.

Serve at room temperature or chilled.

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I made a small cup with a red bell pepper & filled it with salsa for my daughter! It was a colorful, fun cup to scoop out from .. for a equally colorful salsa. This salsa makes a great companion to fish or poultry…. or why not scoop out some with corn chips?  or top it on the Tortillas… Eat it any way you want…

Sending this to Vaishali”s It’s a Vegan World: Mexican & Eating with the Seasons hosted my Maninas.


Very Special Thanks to :

Gera of Sweets Foods for The Lemonade Cheers Award.

Divz of Yum World for Circle of Friends Award, Emerald Award, & Blogging with a Purpose Award.

Alka of Sindhi Rasoi for Good Chat Blog Award, You are Sweet Award, Super Duper Chef Award, Circle of Friends Award,  Yum Yum Blog Award & Blogging with a Purpose Award. Here I have to give her a huge hug & need to mention that Alka is behind my photographs that all of you so appreciate. She has initiated me to edit my  pictures to make them look good. Thanks Alka!!

Purva of Purva’s Daawat for Super Duper Chef Award, Circle of Friends Award, Yum Yum Blog Award, Friends Award, The Adorable Blog Award, Triple Awards, Amazing Blog & One Lovely Blog Award.


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40 comments to Avocado & Roasted Corn Salsa

  • congrats on ur awards,salsa looks great,nice entry for the event!!

    Thanks Chitra!!

  • Salsa is yum, I am posting something similar too for her tomorrow. I also made one for your event too, will post sometime before the dead line. Enjoy your awards! :)

    Great Asha!! Thanks a lot!

  • Wow salsa looks so colourfull and delicious.
    I could eat the whole bowl.

    Thanks HC! It’s yours:)

  • Ann

    Amazing clicks as always…and enjoy the season !!

    Thanks Ann!

  • Congrats on your awards!
    Salsa is looking so colorful and i can’t take my eyes off from it.Love avocado so much.i don’t know so many recipes that use avocado and i often end up making milkshake.Thanks for sharing this nice recipe.

    Thanks MAdhu! & I have never used it in a milkshake..

  • I love this salsa – so neat inside the pepper!

    Thank you Natasha!

  • Salsa looks so colorful Soma. :) .am so waiting for spring to be in full swing ..to see n smell all those colors..We have this big Pike place market here..always so colorful.. :)
    I love avocado’s..but never liked any dishes made out of it like gucamole or anything..still remember the half rotten Avocado,that I threw away last week.. :( ..Salsa will be a good choice.. :)

    Varsha Thanks! Don’t throw your avocados .. send them over here:-)

  • What a colorful and beautiful salsa. Love everything that went in there. Yes black beans would have been a great addition. Ture of avacado, just started experimenting with it and have not been disappointed so far.

    Thanks ! We all love avocados & usually have it in salad or just scooped out from the skin:-)

  • salsa looks mouthwatering…amazing photos

    Thanks Trupti:-)

  • Ben

    Hmm avocados are my favorite “non-sweet fruit” and this salsa really looks amazing.

    Thanks Ben! our fav. non sweet fruit too!

  • Cham

    Like ur colorful salsa! Yes, my garden looks like ur salsa :)

    Thanks Cham! I wish i could have a garden this colorful esp with fruits & veggies.

  • A&N

    I love love love avocado. I should try this soon. Since I’m on a diet, this will help :D

    This is definitely a diet food:-)

  • mohana

    Beautiful !!! just awesome !! everything that i love is there as ingredient !!

    Thanks Mohana!

  • Love avacados and corn..Salsa looks very colorful and yummy and bright…Congrats on all the awards..

    Thank you Ashwini!

  • Love the balance of colours in the salsa. Very pretty :)

    Thanks nags!

  • salsa looks so beautiful…lovely colors!!

    Thanks Div!

  • I just love avocado, it’s one of my favorite things to eat. Can’t wait to try this salsa!

    Thanks Sara:-)

  • Its riots of colours….seems like a hangover of Holi :-)
    I dont know why but the only way i can have the corns is on cob,roasted on charcoal and spiced with some dash of lemon and salt+pepper.But as usual my hubby doesnt agree to my ONLY WAY OF EATING CORNS,and he likes these in veg kadhai ,or any mixed vegetable dish.And i hate SWEETENING my curry dishes with these.So the best MIDDLE way is having these in salads, and this is one such wonderful salad…….since it doesnt call for any mayo, or cheesy stuff like that and it has some Lighter feel to it.The only hitch is avocado which i dont get here….any apt substitutes??
    The capsicum bowl looks so cute…..
    And hey now that u did mention(grrrrrrrrrrrrrr) Thanks for your sweet words.But i will still maintain that you had (ofcourse still have) an eye for food photography and my contribution is almost nil.

    Alka I really never thought … it really is a reflection of holi! I like all kinda corn, & I love them like u do. The corn here is very soft & sweet. I liked it on the cob better in India.. here i eat it too.. on the cob. but I rarely cook corn.. just roast it or steam(for the kids).

    don’t use the avocado.. if u don’t get, just the corn salad tastes as good:-). I’ll still say that u have got me started with the pictures:-)

  • Mexican food is happily accepted in my house too (usually dinners) .. maybe due to the strong similarity to Indian food.
    But have never tried Avocado .. for the simple reason that I do not like fruits … (we do get them here in only one special store that caters to food & other stuff from abroad) :-)
    The salsa looks great Soma … and great snaps as usual. … especially that cup. And give me sweet corn any day … yeah … even raw. :-)

    Sharmila.. i cannot talk enough about our love for avocado:-) my little one would have it everyday for about 1.5 years! & my kids & me eat even frozen corn:-)

  • omg lovely clicks,..;-)nd the salsa looks so yummy,,.

    Thanks Priyanka!

  • The salsa looks so colourful and yummy!

    Thank you!

  • Salsa looks colourful and nutritious, can I grab this whole bowl……Congrats for all the well deserved awards

    Thanks Purva:-)

  • sandeepa

    Looks damn colorful. While I eat corn on the cob, hubby makes this salsa. It sure tastes great

    :-) I love all kinds of corn.. can’t have enuf of either corn or avocados!

  • Sia

    and they r equally good as face packs :)
    gorgeous recipe and pics Soma.

    Yes Sia.. great facepacks! it’s the oil in it..so smooth & buttery! Thanks!

  • jaya

    Soma,
    Darun lagche corn salsa…tobe amar o bhutta emni khete beshi bhalo lage …
    pics are awesome and so colourful…
    hugs and smiles

    Thanks! ami shob rokom bhutta khete bhalobashi.. deshe r bhutta is not as soft as here, & it tastes better jsut roasted with salt & lime.

  • The colors in the salad look superb Soma! I love corn in salads and this one looks sooo delicious. I sometimes thaw the frozen corn and have it for breakfast with salt & pepper :D

    LOL priya.. corn for breakfast:-) I can eat corn anytime.. but not at breakfast. My kids love frozen corn & peas.. so i eat frozen corn with ice in them:-) … it’s a fun time with kids for me.

  • That’s a wonderful looking salad, Love it!

    Thanks Maya!

  • Salsa looks colorful and yum. Loved the picture of the salsa in the red bell pepper !

    Thanks Usha!

  • I’d love nothing more right now than to get a bag of tortilla chips and dip into that delicious salsa. Just love all those flavors in there!

    Thanks Vaishali!

  • that’s surely a tasty salsa… looks colorful soma.

    Thank you mahimaa!

  • Ivy

    This salsa sounds delicious. I also saw it at Peter’s Blog and I liked it very much.

    Thanks Ivy!

  • What a beautiful combination, pretty to look at and also nutritious. Even though we love avocado, I could not anything beyond gucamole and adding it in parathas. This looks delish.

    Supriya I need to make parathas with avocados. I have been thinking to make it for such a long time.. but my avocados disappear just raw:-)

  • Soma your deserve all these excellent awards and many more!

    Here’s the tasty proof: this Mexican sensational salad with the healthy avocado (here called palta)…full of flavours and colours, utterly appealing!

    Cheers!

    Gera

    Thanks a lot dear Gera!

  • Uma

    Wow, pass me that bowl please! Looks so colorful and mouth-watering. I just had my lunch and I am getting hungry again looking at that gorgeous pic. :)

  • This is jsut like the salsa I make but I love all the knowledge and info. you put into your post. By the way, new contest involving PEEPS at my blog.

  • That salsa looks good! Nice presentation!

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