Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Grill Roasted Corn and Tomato Salsa

I hope everyone had a great memorial weekend. We had a lot of bbq's, pool time and fun with friends. I'll post about some events soon. I wanted to share this amazing salsa recipe from Our Best Bites.
Grill-Roasted Corn and Tomato Salsa/Salad 
3-4 ears corn
5-6 tomatoes, slightly firm
3/4 C sliced green onions
3/4 C chopped cilantro
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
 (it's great without the beans too)
1/2 t cumin
1/4-1/2 t Chipotle Chili Powder*
*(you can substitute 1/2 t chili powder + 1/4 t cayenne pepper)

kosher salt 
2 limes
2 avocados

Prepare grill and set to med heat.

Shuck corn. Lightly brush corn cobs and tomatoes with olive oil. You can put them all on a big tray and spread the oil around. Sprinkle them all with salt and pepper. 

Place corn and tomatoes directly on the grill. Turn them periodically. I also put a couple of chicken breasts on with a jerk seasoning (lawrys).
The tomatoes will be done first, and it doesn't take long. They should be plump with the skins just starting to split. Be careful not to over cook tomatoes or they will be mushy and fall apart (but if that does happen, no worries, they still taste good!). They should be slightly firm to the touch still.
The corn will take a little longer. Anywhere from 5-10 minutes. Just keep turning and you'll see the kernels becoming vibrant yellow indicating they've cooked.
While the corn and tomatoes are cooking, combine everything except for the lime juice and avocados in a bowl so it's all ready. 
Remove corn and tomatoes from grill. You can remove the skins from your tomatoes if you want, or leave them on. Remove corn from cobs and chop tomatoes. David is doing a great job by demonstrating this step.
Add them to the bowl and combine. The hot veggies will warm everything up
Add the diced avocado and lime juice last of all and toss to combine.
You can eat it like this as a dip or you can make it more of a meal. 
I chopped up the grilled jerk chicken and made it into nachos (minus the cheese). 
It was fantastic and great for parties or dinners at home.  
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leah said...

This looks DELICIOUS!!!

Lacey said...

Oh my gosh this is making me so hungry!!! :) It looks amazing great job guys!!

David said...

That was good, we need to make that again.

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