A rainbow salsa with crisp sweetcorn, creamy avocado and crunchy peanuts, lightly dressed with deliciously refreshing lime and coriander…
I have just spent the last week trying to redeem myself after consuming far more sugar than I am comfortable with over the Easter weekend! The weekends can be a tricky time to carry on with healthy intentions, especially when the kids are looking for treats and ‘fun’ dinners. I think the trick is to make healthy food as fun as possible, which is where this sweetcorn salsa recipe is brilliant.
Most kids love sweetcorn, and its full of vitamins and minerals so it makes a perfect base for a salsa. Adding in avocado makes me very happy, as its one of my favourite things and I love when the kids eat it. I also use natural peanuts, rather than the roasted salted variety, as they are much healthier. Nuts also add a real contrast in texture with an amazing crunch, beautiful against the creamy avocado.
This delicious sweetcorn salsa is really quick and easy to put together, and packs so much flavour into one bowl. There are so many ways you can use a salsa, from serving with Mexican food, to using as a dip with some crackers. I plan to serve this with a roast chicken, but it would also be great with steak, fish or roasted veggies. I should point out that its not just a dish for the kids, it’s also a great side dish for casual entertaining. To add another dimension, the sweetcorn could be cooked up on the barbecue or chargrilled on a pan. This would add a lovely smokiness, making a perfect barbecue side.
Sweetcorn, Avocado & Peanut Salsa
- 300g Sweetcorn, tinned
- ½ Red Onion, finely chopped
- 65g Natural Peanuts
- 1 Avocado, peeled, destined and chopped into small chunks
- I Red Chilli, finely chopped (optional)
- Handful Fresh Coriander, roughly chopped
- Juice of 1 Lime
- 25g Feta Cheese
Firstly, to a large bowl add the sweetcorn, onion, peanuts, avocado and chilli if using.
Next add the coriander, lime juice and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Stir gently to combine ingredients, being careful not to break up the avocado too much.
Finally, transfer salsa to a serving bowl, and crumble over the feta cheese.