Prior to leaving Minnesota, my sister prepared a kind of salsa that I had never tried before. To say the least, this salsa was absolutely fantastic. Eaten with chips or scoopers, this recipe will be a hit at any party.
Be prepared, however, because preparation for this wonderful dish is labor intensive. To start with one must take one pound of frozen corn kernels, first thaw, then toss while adding 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Once this is done, the kernels are spread on a cookie sheet and roasted for 18-20 minutes in a 450 degree oven (425 degree if convection). Then let cool.
Now mix the dressing:
1 half tablespoon of salt 3/4 teaspoon of ground cumin 6 tablespoons lime juice-fresh or bottled 5 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons vinegar
Now prepare the Salsa:
Add toasted corn to a large bowl 1 cup chopped ciantro 1/2 cup chopped red onion 3 good size roma tomatoes diced 2 jalapeno peppers-seeded and diced 1 red pepper diced 2 teaspooons minced garlic 2 15 oz cans black beans-rinsed and drained 2 avocados diced
After chopping and dicing the above ingredients,then toss together as dressing is added. Then serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!
In the days and weeks to come, it is my intent to post photos and share my many rich and fulfilling Arizona experiences. Hopefully, this blog will engender and create an interest on the part of the reader to know more about the diversity of the "Grand Canyon State" and possibly visit. (November 23rd, 2009)
I was born and raised in the cold country of Minnesota. After spending thirty seven years in education, retirement in Arizona was my answer. Today, my interests and passions include traveling, playing tennis and being with my grandchildren.