Sweet corn season may be coming to an end soon, but football season is just getting started. That means chips and salsa. Oh sure, you could go with the standard pre-made stuff in the jar, or be fancy and make fresh pico with tomatoes, peppers, onions and cilantro. Either way isn’t bad. However, if you want to jazz up football Sunday a little and impress your guests as well, try our famous sweet corn and blueberry salsa recipe(famous?) Alright, so it isn’t famous…yet, but make it enough times, and it just might be. At least with those closest to you like friends and family. When it comes right down to it, does anyone else really matter? Skelly’s sweet corn, as I described in our last article, is so tender and sweet, we thought it needed a recipe to let it shine on it’s own. With a few other ingredients to help it out of course.
These other ingredients act like teammates of a football team that give your stud quarterback, like our Packers very own Aaron Rodgers, time to complete touchdown after touchdown. The additional teammates, known as ingredients, add dimension to the superstar (the sweet corn), giving it the ability to be the hero. In this recipe, the blueberries give sweetness and color like a quick running back or wide receiver. The mint, adds freshness like a productive new draft pick. The lime adds a touch of acidity like a coach in charge. The roasted poblano adds a little heat like a solid defense. The pistachios add crunch like a hard hitting secondary, and the olive oil adds a little fat like, well, the offensive line. All together, they add up to a solid salsa that’s loaded with flavor. As for the chip, which is similar to the fans, in that they are always supportive and necessary, we went with a newcomer. An incredibly full flavored organic blue corn tortilla chip made by a company called Food Should Taste Good.
What’s great about Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips are that they are all natural, gluten free, non-GMO, certified kosher, cholesterol free, low sodium, and certified vegan. How’s that for fan support? The best part is they taste great and have an unusual shape, which makes them fun to throw on a table with your star salsa. We hope you enjoy our fresh sweet corn and blueberry salsa at your next tailgate or football watching party. For those of you who hate football, you can enjoy this wonderful salsa as a salad by adding fresh arugula(optional) while reading a book on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Until next time, cook with love and live to cook.
Jim & Jena
Fresh Sweet Corn & Blueberry Salsa/Salad
- 4 ears fresh sweet corn kernels removed (2 cups)
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 tbsp fresh mint chopped
- 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup light olive oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 small poblano pepper roasted, skin removed, seeded & chopped (1/2 cup)
- 1/4 cup roasted pistachios
- kosher salt & black pepper to taste
- 1 bag corn tortilla chips like Food Should Taste Good
- 3 cups fresh arugula washed, optional
- Combine first 8 ingredients in a medium size bowl.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Serve with tortilla chips or add to fresh greens and serve as a salad.