Does anyone know of a good corn salsa addiction recovery group? I’d like to find one close to my home … with friendly people, and coffee … and it would be a bonus if they had corn salsa on the snack table.
I can’t stop eating this! I wanted to come up with the simplest of all corn salsas — just something I could put together at a moment’s notice with whatever I had in the pantry, plus the fresh cilantro I was foresight-ful enough (that’s a word, right?) to pick up. Well, here she is. I had it for lunch Wednesday, breakfast and lunch Thursday, and so far, breakfast and lunch today. And as a bonus … it’s healthy!
Here’s the basic recipe:
Shannon’s Addiction (a.k.a Corn Salsa)
- 1 can corn (I use Trader Joe’s)
- 3 small tomatoes
- 1/2 large sweet red pepper
- 1/3 cup red onion
- 1/2 jalapeno (or more … or none!)
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- juice of one lime
- salt and pepper
Chop all the choppables and add to the corn.
Are you as crazy about cilantro as I am?
And look at these cute Trader Joe’s tomatoes …
Squeeze lime juice over all; season to taste. NOTE: I made my first batch without the jalapeno and it was still delicious. So if you’re making this for children … or delicate adults 🙂 … feel free to leave it out.
Serving Size: 1/3 cup
Weight Watchers PointsPlus = 1
This is truly good enough to eat with a spoon, but you can do so many other things with it! Here’s how I’ve been eating it:
Spooned over tuna salad on a pita …
This is probably my favorite way to eat this. I’ve had so many tuna sandwiches this week that you should just tell them to check me for mercury poisoning if you find me keeled over on the floor.
Using 1 can of water-packed albacore tuna, 2 TBSP light mayo, 2/3 cup of salsa, and a whoppingly enormous whole wheat pita from Trader Joe’s, this comes out to 11 WW PointsPlus for the two halves, or 5.5 PointsPlus for one half … but I promise you, you’re going to want that other half.
I also like it mixed with one can of black beans and scooped up with tortilla chips:
Adding one can of black beans to the basic recipe will boost the PointsPlus to 2 per half cup serving. The tortilla chips? Uh … you’ll have to monitor yourself on those.
And I discovered this morning that it’s really, really good with shrimp:
I ate it plain — just the way you see it. But if you wanted, you could add chopped egg and a light dressing.
Shrimp has 3 PointsPlus per cup, so you can figure it from there.
I find I’m being drawn more and more to plain, simple, good-for-you food. And pastries.