Salsa is delicious. Actually, in many instances salsa goes above and beyond delicious and becomes the favorite part of the meal, even after the entree is served. There is just something about having a touch of sweet and the zing of spicy that makes it a favorite for summer hang outs but also for dinners out. Rather than rely on the standard (and predictable!) tomato-driven recipe, this version features unique ingredient choices that are sure to excite the salsa fans in your home.
As the name of this recipe suggests, corn is a central part of this drool worthy blend. This beautiful concoction incorporates many distinct flavors and the result is not like any salsa you have tasted before! One of the great things about salsa is that while the flavor is bold and unique, it is also incredibly versatile. Although this recipe is different than many others you may have seen; it certainly still fits that pattern! This salsa is perfect to eat by itself with chips or along with a protein of your choice.
One thing you might notice is the appearance of nectarines in this recipe. Many recipes which feature nectarines also incorporate cilantro and an element of spice, so choosing them as an essential part of this salsa recipe seemed like the perfect choice to add sweetness to compliment the caramelized corn. The jalapeños, tomatoes and corn keep this salsa from straying too far from its roots, but there is no mistaking that this recipe won’t fall into the category of “same old, same old” despite being based on a classic staple.
- 2 ears of corn
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 nectarine, diced
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 1 cup fresh chopped cilantro
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced small
- The Juice of one lime (or more to taste)
- ½ tsp salt (or to taste)
- Cut the corn kernels off the cob. Heat olive il oil in non stick pan, add corn and cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring constantly ,until caramelized
- In a large bowl combine the rest of the ingredients. Add cooked corn and toss gently. Refrigerate until ready to use