Sweet Corn Salsa

This recipe is a must for those of you who are trying to eat healthy and are limited on time! I made this easy Sweet Corn Salsa last night and was able to make two different delicious lunches today fast! Plus, the longer it sits in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it gets! So I recommend making a large batch to have all week! 

Sweet Corn Salsa Ingredients:

Produce

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans
  • 1 cup Cilantro (optional)
  • 1 (11 ounce) can corn, super sweet or grill 4 husks of corn.
  • 1 cup red and yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/2 lb Roma tomatoes

Spices

  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Salt and Pepper

Oils & Vinegars

  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp White wine vinegar

Directions

This salsa is so easy to make and tastes amazing. I started out by grilling the corn because I feel that grilling it really brings out the sweet flavor. I chopped the peppers, onion, and tomatoes and added to a large tupperware container that has a lid. I drained and rinsed the can of beans and added to the container, followed by the corn. Next, add the oil, vinegar, chili powder, salt and pepper to the bowl and close with lid. SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE it like a polaroid picture! Then, let chill in the fridge for at least an hour and serve! 

Here are two more easy ideas for delicious, fast, and healthy meals using this salsa!

Sweet Corn Salsa Salad with Shrimp

What you need:

  • 1 cup pre-made salsa
  • Lettuce mix
  • 1/2 pound raw shrimp
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil 
  • Chili powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cumin
  • Black pepper

Directions:

Pre-heat your oven to 400F. Rinse your shrimp under cold water and then pat dry on a paper towel. Add the shrimp to a Ziploc bag followed by 1-2 tbsp of olive oil and spices. I love flavor so I always just eyeball it and it works out great. Don't worry so much about exact measurements for things like this! Just add enough so the shrimp is glazed is seasonings. SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE. 

Lay your shrimp on a baking sheet (make sure to use a non-stick spray first!) Bake for 12 min and flip over for another 3-4 min. 

Next, chop two cups of mixed greens and add to a large bowl with the salsa and avocado. Toss with 1 tbsp of white wine vinegar, top with your baked shrimp, and enjoy. 

Sweet Corn Salsa Nachos

If you are not a salad person and or need more calories in your diet like my husband (God bless his heart LOL) this is a great option!

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup pre-made salsa
  • Cheese
  • Non fat sourcream
  • Tortilla chips
  • 1/4 avocado

Directions:

Lay out your chips on a plate and top with cheese. Heat in the microwave until cheese is melted. Top with salsa, avocado, and sourcream. That is it! So fast and so good.