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Nectarine and Roasted Corn Salsa

This salsa is so perfect! I had a farm basket delivered a few weeks ago with random produce and decided to pair corn with nectarines. I love both of these things! Nectarines are so sweet and delicious, and corn has a lovely sweetness too. This salsa tastes amazing plain, with chips, or on tacos, salads or anything really! If you are entertaining, this dish is sure to amaze.

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  •  1 ear of roasted corn
  • 2 nectarines
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 jalapeno
  • red onion
  • cilantro
  • lime

Step 1: Roast the Corn

  1. Preheat the oven  to 425°
  2. Remove corn from husks and lay on a baking sheet
  3. Spray evenly with cooking spray, butter or whatever oil you prefer
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, turning once half-way
  5. End result is this beautifully sweet, roasted corn.

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DSC_0711Step 2: Prepare the salsa

  1. Remove corn from cob by holding upright on a cutting board, and cutting downward.
  2. Remove pits from 2 nectarines and chop into fine pieces
  3. Chop half a red onion
  4. Finely chop half a jalapeño, seeded if you prefer less heat
  5. Finely chop cilantro
  6. Chop 2 small tomatoes, or 1 large tomato
  7. Combine all the ingredients
  8. Toss with the juice of 1 lime and salt.
  9. Serve!

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Spicy Black Bean Hummus

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Planning to entertain? Here’s a really quick and easy recipe for black bean hummus. I also use it in sandwiches and atop toast! It is high in fiber and protein and really smooth and delicious 🙂 I really like making my own hummus because I can control what goes in it. You can also switch up the flavors and blend it to the kind of texture you like.

You Will Need

  • 1 1/2 cup of cooked black beans (using the liquid it was cooked in)  or 1 can black beans, thoroughly rinsed
  • 1 jalapeno
  • cumin powder
  • Garlic
  • cilantro
  • A squirt of lime
  • olive oil
  • optional tahini paste

To Prepare

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine  beans, half a jalapeño, 1 garlic clove, 1 tsp cumin powder and break off a few leaves of cilantro. Use the juice of 1 lime wedge, just for flavor.
  2. Be careful with salt if the beans were salted when cooking. Season with salt.
  3. Add a little  water, or the liquid the beans were cooked in. Drizzle in a bit of olive oil.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. If you would like a creamy consistency, add a tablespoon of tahini and blend. If you would like it more sharp, add garlic.
  6. Serve!