Simply Healthy Family

27.6.16

Mexican Street Corn Salsa



When you're craving the sweet, smokey and tangy flavors of hot off the grill Mexican Grilled Corn but you are either,  a) without a grill  b) have a large crowd to feed or c) just need a big bowl of deliciousness that you can shovel into your mouth as fast as possible, this dish is for you!







This was a special request for two parties we attended recently. Actually, one where I was the host and others were bringing big pots of pulled pork, BBQ chicken, coleslaw and finger sandwiches and once for Father's Day cookout at my dad's. I think I mastered it the second time around. You have to let the lime juice and spices really soak into the other ingredients and add the salty Cotija cheese just before serving so it doesn't get soggy. No on likes soggy cheese. 




Honestly, I'm looking for any excuse to make this Mexican Street Corn Salsa again (and again....). 
It's SO crazy simple to throw together, no cooking required and the flavors are pretty much my idea of Heaven. Sweet, summer corn, lime juice, cilantro, peppers and onion and of course salty Cotija cheese which if you've never tried I implore you to get your hands on some. All tossed together in a creamy dressing just begging to be paired with grilled chicken, fish, hamburgers or ribs. 





I'm thinking this will be front and center on our family's table for the Fourth of July!!! 








TIME            10 MINUTES                 SERVES        6-8



INGREDIENTS


4 cups frozen sweet corn, thawed
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 small red onion, minced
1 cup (large handful) cilantro, chopped
10 oz. Cotija Cheese, crumbled
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Mexican Creme OR sour cream
3 limes, juiced
2 teaspoons Mexican chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for heat)
1 teaspoon cumin




PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER


Rinse corn in a colander under cool water, let drain. Add corn and the remaining ingredients EXCEPT Cotija cheese in a large bowl and toss well to combine.
Chill at least 2 hours and up to 24 to let the flavors come together. Add the crumbled Cotija cheese just before serving (it will become soggy if you let it sit) and toss to combine. 

















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16.6.16

One Pot Chicken Caprese Pasta




This easy breezy, one pot summer supper will have you out of the kitchen in no time so you can get back to enjoying your lazy summer day. No heavy sauces, just fresh herbs, a little good quality olive oil and a splash of tangy sweet balsamic vinegar. Fresh basil and tomatoes right off the vine are thrown in at the last minute for pop of juicy summer flavor.





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4.5.16

Pressure Cooker Enchiladas Verdes {Green Chile Enchiladas}



Pressure cookers have come a long way in the last decade. If you thought you could only cook beans, rice or pot roast in a pressure cooker, think again. Everything from boiled eggs, cheesecake and even enchiladas can be made entirely in a pressure cooker!




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24.4.16

Breakfast Empanada Casserole #SundaySupper


This cheesy, gluten free vegetarian breakfast casserole is bursting with all of my favorite flavors from the South West. Scrambled eggs with green chilies, red bell peppers, onion and Cotija and Pepper Jack cheeses. Sweetened with a bit of corn and a flaky crust, this will be your new favorite breakfast!





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20.4.16

Mexican Chopped Salad



This salad has a ton of fresh, raw vegetables in it and a ton of flavor! Every single bite offers different flavors ranging from slightly sweet, tangy, salty and piquant to pleasantly please the pickiest palate. The colors are so vibrant and then there's the crumbled cheese, it's really a show stopper.





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14.4.16

Peanut Butter, Banana Fudge Pops



I'm so excited to share these healthy, creamy treats with you! I've been playing around with frozen yogurt desserts and Popsicles for years and I have to tell you these are honestly my favorite to date! Best of all in my humble opinion, they're totally healthy! No added sugar, they are sweetened with a few dates and are chock full of healthy add ins like Real California fat free yogurt, banana, sugar free peanut butter and my secret under-cover healthy ingredient, avocado!



Peanut Butter, Banana Fudge Pops from Simply Healthy Family #sponsored {protein packed and sugar free!}


“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Real California Milk products and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”



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10.4.16

Broccoli, Ham and Cheese Double Stuffed Potatoes #SundaySupper



These baked potatoes are stuffed full of delicious comfort foods like ham and cheese. When you are looking for a super simple and thrifty supper to make this is perfect! All of the kiddos thought they were getting a special treat with their own individually stuffed cheesy hot potato and I was happy because they couldn't have been easier to throw together. 






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5.4.16

Broccoli, Ham and Fontina Quiche with a 5 Minute Crust



There's no need to buy pre made pastry dough or pie crust. If you have flour, butter, sour cream and salt you can throw together your own delicious pastry dough in about 5 minutes. Now all you need is eggs, cheese and some bits of ham if you please and Sunday brunch or dinner is in the bag. 







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13.3.16

Sun Dried Tomato & Bulgarian Feta Chicken Meatballs Over Lemon-Spinach Orzo #sundaysupper



These quick and easy chicken meatballs are so unbelievably mouthwatering you won't believe how healthy they are. A good quality, creamy Bulgarian feta cheese is essential to adding a bit of moisture, saltiness and a ton of flavor to these meatballs as is tangy sun dried tomatoes. Serve over a small bowl of spinach and tomato orzo with wilted spinach and you have yourself a light and satisfying Spring supper. 







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