Monday, June 25, 2012

Corn and Avocado Salsa

Perfect Pairing:  Danza Kuduro- Don Omar and Lucenzo

I absolutely love summer in Chicago.  I want to soak up every minute of it and I always worry that it is going by too fast and I am missing something.  Everything is in bloom, everyone is friendly and in a good mood.  Summer is the time for barbeques and al fresco dining.  I am trying to take full advantage of the weather by having as many get togethers on my patio as possible. 
This salsa is perfect for any summer party.  The ingredients pair really well together and just taste like summer.  It is different from your standard salsa because there are no tomatoes but I like having the bulk of the dip be corn and avocado.  It reminds me of the corn salsa at Chipotle restaurant.  The corn is sweet and crunchy and the avocados are creamy and rich.  It makes a big batch but would be great leftover on some grilled chicken or fish.
The Perfect Pairing for this salsa is Danza Kuduro by Don Omar and Lucenzo.  I first heard this song at a Zumba class and I was obsessed with figuring out what it was so I could download it.  As soon as this song starts playing I feel like dancing and eating salsa.  I may or may not do the Zumba routine in my living room when it comes on.  It is also great on the treadmill when you need a jumpstart. 

Corn and Avocado Salsa
Lindsay at Perfecting the Pairing

·         16 oz frozen whole kernel sweet corn, defrosted
·         16 oz frozen super sweet white corn, defrosted
·         1 red onion, chopped
·         1 red pepper, chopped
·         4 green onions, chopped
·         1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
·         1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
·         ½ cup fresh lime juice (about 4 limes)
·         2 cloves of garlic, chopped
·         1 tsp sugar
·         Salt and pepper, to taste
·         4 ripe avocados, diced
Combine the first 10 ingredients, through sugar, in a large bowl.  Stir to combine.  Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper.  Right before serving add the diced avocados and stir gently to combine.  Serve with chips.


  1. Absolutely wonderful!

  2. I still haven't taken a Zumba class, but my friends adore it...I've heard some of the music and can totally see myself shaking my booty to it ;) Your salsa looks delicious! I'd dump it all up in a burrito and consume the whole batch ;)

    1. I would suggest trying out zumba! I LOVE it!! Hope you try the salsa. I am obsessed.


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