Quick, easy, tasty? Check, check, check!
Seriously, all you need is just a few fresh ingredients and you’ll have an incredibly delicious dish on your hands. I found this recipe on good ‘ol Pinterest, but of course, I tweaked it a bit (the original recipe called for mayonnaise but I omitted it).
Here’s what you need…
4 ears fresh corn, husked and kernels cut from cob (3 1/2 cups)
1 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/3 cup chopped red onion
1/3 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed, seeded and minced
1 clove garlic, minced
3 oz Cotija cheese, finely crumbled
1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice, divided
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 medium avocados, peeled, cored and chopped small
Here’s what you do…
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet until shimmering. Add corn, season with salt to taste and toss, then let cook, tossing only occasionally (about every 2 minutes) until corn is well charred all over (about 6 – 10 minutes total). Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
Add corn to a medium bowl along with, onions, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, 3/4 of the Cotija, 1 Tbsp lime juice and chili powder and toss. Pour remaining 1/2 Tbsp lime juice over diced avocados then add to bowl with corn mixture and gently toss. Top with remaining Cotija and additional chili powder to taste.
Then, I took it up a notch! To make it a hearty, substantial meal for my hubby I made brown rice, added the corn mixture, then toped it all with juicy, pan-seared jumbo shrimp. I forgot to take a pic, but rest assured, he LOVED it!
Thanks Cooking Classy 🙂