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Chipotle Corn Salsa

There are two types of people in this world...
those who like cilantro, and those who don't.
I'm a recovering hater.

My taste buds seem to have made a new friend. In fact, so much so that I recently ordered cilantro seeds to plant in my Spring garden. However, cilantro is not the only ingredient in this sweet medley of flavors. A tasty treat, indeed.

And uh...if you're a hater, you can forgo the cilantro...it's still mighty tasty without.

Chipotle Corn Salsa
2 cups frozen corn
2 vine-ripened tomatoes, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 small red onion, diced
3/4 cup diced red bell pepper
2 jalapeno peppers - seeds removed, flesh minced
2 teaspoons finely chopped reconstituted chipotle pepper
{reconstituted = soaked in water for 1-2 hours...
remove seeds and then finely chop}
4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
salt and garlic powder to taste

Put 1tsp olive oil in large skillet.
Place over medium-high heat.
Add corn to hot skillet.
Cook, stirring occasionally,
until browned but not burned.
Place in a large bowl.

Stir the tomatoes, onion, bell pepper,
and jalapeno peppers into the corn;

Stir in the chipotle peppers,
lime juice, olive oil, agave nectar
and cilantro.

Season with salt and garlic powder to taste.

Eat over a bed of brown rice, with corn chips or by itself.
Even better if stored in the fridge overnight...if you can muster up that much self-control.



Tammie said...

MmmmMMmmm Em that looks delish! I am not a recovering hater I have always LOVED cilantro!!! And I wish you much luck in growing it. I can't seem to ever get much from what I have grown. I'm going to try planting it in a different spot this year I don't think it likes it where I've got it! Can't wait to try this recipe!

Anonymous said...

FYI- grapeseed oil can handle up to and including high heat...

Anonymous said...

Where do you order your seeds from? Just curious, as DH and I are going to attempt our first garden this year. Thanks!

Tammie said...

I usually get my seeds from Seeds of Change online or Horizon Herbs. Em where did you get yours? I also get lots of starts for my garden from Sara's Starts though Azure Standard.

Emily said...

Anonymous: I ordered the cilantro seeds through Henry Field's Seed and Nursery Co. (HenryFields.com) - We also order seeds frequently through Harris Seeds (Harrisseeds.com) and Gardens Alive (GardensAlive.com) and we buy heirloom seeds through heirloomseeds.com

Good Luck with your garden!