Thursday, May 10, 2012

Smokey Corn & Avocado Salsa

I made this twice in class this last semester and each time it was a big hit.  The second time we saved it for the second day and I added some grilled pineapple, the second day it allowed the flavors to fully develop and over 2/3's of the recipe remained and with in 1 hour it was totally consumed by 14 people.  We used the remaining 1/4 cup to make a vegan sushi roll with no fish!

Smokey Corn & Avocado Salsa

Servings: 24
Yield: 3 cups

Categories: Vegan

3 whole Corn, sweet, Grilled
1 cup Black Beans (drained and rinsed of using canned)
1/4 cup Vegetable oil, or Olive Oil
1/4 cup Red wine, prefer Red Zinfandel
1 teaspoon Sea Salt, coarsely ground
1/2 teaspoon peppercorns, freshly ground
1/8 teaspoon paprika, smoked
1 clove garlic, minced fine
1 tablespoon green onion, finely chopped
2 medium jalapeno chile peppers, grilled, seeded, and minced
1 medium red onion, grilled, diced small
1 whole avocado, diced small
2 whole tomato, diced small with seeds removed
1/4 teaspoon sea salt, coarsely ground and/or to taste
1/8 teaspoon black pepper, coarsely ground and/or to taste
1/4 cup cilantro, stems removed and chopped fine
1 whole lime, zested and juiced


1. Mix Oil, Wine, Salt, pepper, paprika, garlic, and green onion as a marinade for the corn, jalapeno, and red onion. Let marinade for at least 30 minutes.  You can reserve onion until just before cooking.

2. Grill vegetables just until grill marked.  Do not over cook.

3. Dice onion, mince jalapeno and slice off corn kernels.  Place in a stainless steel bowl.

4. Add Diced Avocado and Tomato. Lime Zest and Juice with Cilantro.  Mix gently.

5. Season to taste with Salt & Pepper to taste.

6. Serve chilled with Tortilla Chips or as a condiment with Breakfast Buritos or Tacos.

Notes: 1/4 cup Green Onion may be used in place of the Red Onion, May use hot sauce when adjusting seasonings.
If you do not have a grill or wish to mess with one, you can oven roast your veggies or add some liquid smoke for the smokey taste. 

Serving Ideas: May be served chilled with Chips or as a condiment with Tacos, Burritos or Sandwiches


Copyright: Self

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 52 Calories; 4g Fat (61.3% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 104mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat.

Nutrition Warnings:

    Corn, sweet:  MasterCook assumes an average 'whole' size of this ingredient. 
    jalapeno chile peppers:  MasterCook assumes an average 'whole' size of this ingredient. 
    red onion:  MasterCook assumes an average 'whole' size of this ingredient. 
    avocado:  MasterCook assumes an average 'whole' size of this ingredient. 
    tomato:  MasterCook assumes an average 'whole' size of this ingredient. 
    lime:  MasterCook assumes an average 'whole' size of this ingredient. 


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    1. Thanks, I made this last weekend for my nieces first birthday party and it was a hit. But my mother said it was too much work... LOL! I also added diced Pineapple!