Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Avocado and Corn Salsa


For me, Aldi is a bad, bad place. I don't know what it is about walking into that store, but for a small grocer, I can do one heck of a lot of damage. The produce section, the vegetable section in particular, is probably not a whole lot bigger than my dining table, and yet, I can fill half of my cart with their lovely, fresh produce. It wasn't until I got to the checkout, my cart absolutely bursting with items (Yes, I did treat myself to a bottle of wine, some baklava, and a few other goodies.), when I realized that I had probably spent way too much. I do try to stay on a budget, but that budget goes right out the window once I walk into the door.

Because today is Valentine's Day, and it's the first I'm spending on my own, I bought myself a couple treats, including two bundles of tulips, and two bags of avocados. These may not seem like treats to you -- some of you may prefer chocolates to avocados -- but they certainly are to me. I love tulips, and I really love avocados. Of course in buying the avocados I realized that I have to use them, so decided it was time for a fresh salsa to enjoy in celebration of our unseasonably warm weather, and get me in the mood for spring.

If you have a touch of spring fever like I do, and if you like fresh delicious vegetables in the form of salsa, you'll love this recipe.
Avocado and Corn Salsa

2 ripe avocados, cut into 1/4-inch dice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 cup diced cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup corn, fresh or frozen (if the latter, allow to thaw)
2 Tablespoons diced scallions
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro, more or less, to taste
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of cumin

Gently toss avocado with the lime juice. Add tomato, corn, onion, jalapeño, and cilantro to the mixing bowl and gently toss to mix. Season with salt, pepper, and cumin, to taste. Enjoy!

I particularly like it with Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips.

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4 comments:

Deanna said...

We just got an Aldi's in our little town about a year ago and I LOVE IT! I, too, bought myself some tulips and had bought avocados last week. I made guacamole with mine to go with our Easy Cheesy Black Bean Enchiladas Monday night. But your salsa looks even better. I'm saving it to try soon.

I followed you here from Miz Helen's "Full Plate Thursday" linky. I hope you'll drop in and visit me at Life With Dee. Perhaps you'll want to check out my enchilada recipe. Have a beautiful evening!

http://lifewithdee.com/easy-cheesy-black-bean-enchiladas/

Lauren Dibble said...

This looks amazing! There's nothing like a fresh, bright meal in the middle of Winter to lift your spirits. Thanks for sharing with the Homestead Blog Hop!

Stacey said...

Yes I could eat my weight in this!! :)

Miz Helen said...

Hi Patti,
Thanks so much for sharing your delicious Avocado and Corn Salsa with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Miz Helen