I like to keep it simple. Simple meaning you grab fresh ingredients you grow yourself or can purchase locally and make something fresh and non-complicated. I try to save complicated for fall and winter when we’re inside more often and my kitchen doesn’t heat up too much from massive baking.
I shucked over 20 ears of corn last week and then shaved the kernels from the cobs. I froze a lot of corn, we ate some and I made some fresh corn salsa last night since I was making Carne Asada street tacos for dinner. MY MOUTH IS WATERING REMEMBERING THE FLAVORS! Mexican food is in my soul, man. (I have some Mexican blood running through my veins, so not to surprised there! Portuguese, and other things too, hehe.)
Ok, back to this amazing stuff. It’s simple. Just gather these ingredients:
2 cups of shaved corn (I par cook it- just enough that it’s not too tough, but not soft)
1 jalepeno, seeded & diced
1 tsp chili powder
Zest & juice of one lime
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 onion, chopped
That’s it! Seriously! Just put everything in a bowl and mix it up! It gets better as it sits, so make it ahead of time if you think of it. You can add more if you need or want to. Mix up the ingredients with what you have growing. You can double, triple or whatever to this recipe. It’s great! I have some left in my fridge to munch on with lunch tomorrow. Yes! The jalepeno we used was from our garden and it was SUPER hot. So much flavor! Get those kids cooking with you! These easy recipes help gain confidence in the kitchen!