I can’t believe its already August! Summer always flies by way too quickly. Fortunately, there is still time to enjoy all your favorite summery foods – and nothing combines more fresh summer vegetables into one dish than salsa!
This Fresh Corn and Avocado Salsa is so delicious, that I actually debated on whether or not to call it a salsa or a salad because you can eat it by the forkful all by itself… as in I was literally eating it by the forkful all by itself! In the end I went with salsa because I specifically created it to garnish my Baja Chorizo Breakfast Tacos (a must!) but it would also be delicious topping your favorite fish, chicken, burrito, eggs rice, etc.
What makes this salsa so particularly summery and satisfying?
Fresh, raw corn kernels! For the longest time, I had never tried raw corn kernels before. I loved corn, would make corn in all its variety, but never raw corn. I finally was making a salad with raw corn kernels in it, and with one taste, my culinary world was changed forever.
Fresh, raw corn is my now my favorite way to eat corn, by far. Its sweet, tender, milky and crispier and juicier than cooked. I wanted to make a salsa in which the raw corn was the star of the show. Because, really, it steals the show regardless. I tossed together corn, avocado, tomato, cilantro, onion, jalapeno and seasoned with fresh garlic, cumin, lime and salt resulting in a bright, fresh, array of textures and flavor. Fresh, satisfying and delicious!
I love how the corn gives the salsa a little “crunch,” the avocado adds a little creaminess, the tomato adds the juicy savory and the jalapeno adds just a touch of heat to keep things lively.
Fresh Corn and Avocado Salsa, err – salad? because its so delicious, you can eat it all by itself!
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