Friday, May 28, 2010

A New Twist on Salsa

Here is a fantastic new salsa that is filled with healthy essential oils for your body in their most natural form - fresh olives and avocados!  Even for those who do not like olives, this is still worth trying because the combination of foods in each bite blend so well together, you may not know you are eating olives. It is perfect for any BBQ, party or even a lite lunch side.

This recipe was passed on by our good foodie friends, Hans and Carolyn!  Thanks so much.  I am so glad I had the pleasure to enjoy and share this one.

Avocado Salsa

1 ½ cups kernel corn * 
1 ½ cups olives (kalamata or black) - sliced
1 cup red pepper – chopped finely
½ cup red onion – chopped finely
3 cloves garlic – pressed/minced
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup lemon juice – freshly squeezed
3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp dried oregano
½ tsp salt and pepper
3 avocados – diced *
Blue or White Corn Tortilla chips *

* Check the Cook's notes below for more details.

 In preparing your veggies, try to keep all of them similar in size - and small so you can get lots on your chip.  Using a large glass bowl, mix all the ingredients together except the avocado and refrigerate overnight or for several hours. Add the avocados just before serving. Enjoy with a bowl of tortilla chips - and friends too!!!
Cook's Notes:
Corn: Frozen kernel corn works really well as it is not milky and gimpy like canned corn is.
Lemon juice: As the famous Coco once said, "The only lemon juice you should use is that which you can freshly squeeze".
Avocados: Try not to use fully ripe ones as they will get mushy in the salsa.  To peel them, cut them in half and using a large spoon, scoop out the flesh.  To remove the pit from the one half, using a larger, sharp knife, place the edge of the blade into the pit and twist the knife until the pit is removed.
Tortilla Chips: We eat mostly the Blue corn tortillas because they are a bit better for you than the white corn (kinda like sweet potatoes are better than white potatoes).  I stay away from the multigrain because all those I have seen have added sugar in the ingredient list.  I would rather avoid sugar and get my fibre from many other foods so I go with the blue ones (or white some days).


  1. My absolute favorite recipe of yours so far! This is such a huge hit I have printed out the recipe ready to give away when I make the salsa because everyone asks.

  2. thank you for posting this one. i am looking for ways to enjoy my favourite foods without the nightshades- tomatoes, peppers and such.

    1. It really is a hit with people - even those who think they don't like olives! enjoy.