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Summer Raspberry and Corn Salsa

  • Author: Shannon
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 2-4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels, cut off the cob
  • 3/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 tbsp diced jalapeño pepper (seeds removed)
  • 2 tbsp red onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp agave nectar
  • 1/4 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, stir the lime juice, agave, salt, coriander, and cumin together. Set aside.
  2. Add the corn kernels, raspberries, jalapeño, red onion and cilantro to a medium-sized bowl. Pour the lime-agave-spice mixture over the top and stir gently to combine. (Avoid overzealous stirring!*)
  3. Adjust any seasonings as needed — add more lime juice or salt to taste, agave for balance, jalapeño** for heat, etc.
  4. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips and enjoy.

Notes

*If your raspberries are on the softer side, consider folding them in last; gently after combining all of the other ingredients. This will hopefully avoid a raspberry mash-up!

** When working with jalapeños, wash your hands well with warm water and soap after handling to avoid any chili oil from spreading to your skin and/or accidentally burning your eyes. 

I enjoy fresh corn (cut straight from the cob for this recipe) but I also tested this salsa with quick-cooked corn. For this option, bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the corn for 2 minutes, then drain and blanch for about 30 seconds. (Place the cooked corn kernels in ice water, then drain again.) You could also try this recipe with grilled corn.

Expecting a crowd? Double the recipe.