Simply Healthy Family: Simple Corn Cakes with Zucchini-Tomato Salsa

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Simple Corn Cakes with Zucchini-Tomato Salsa



























This is one favorite summer recipes. It's quick, easy and very versatile. It's a twist on pancakes and can easily be made into a complete meal by adding salmon or crab meat into the batter. For a more indulgent cake you can simply add shredded cheese. You can add peppers, onions and cilantro to turn them into Mexican corn cakes and serve with black beans or as I do during the summer months, top them with a simple zucchini-tomato and black eyed pea salsa.











You Will Need:

2-4 Tbsp vegetable or grape seed oil {can substitute w real butter}
corn cut off of 3 ears or 2 cups frozen corn
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 c corn meal
5 Tbsp milk
2 Tbsp honey

salt and pepper to taste




Make the batter by whisking together eggs, corn meal, milk, corn kernels, sugar and a dash of salt & pepper. Add oil the bottom of the hot pan. Fry cakes in batches as you would pancakes, about 2 minutes on each side.  Set aside.



For the Salsa:

4-5 Roma tomatoes
2 zucchini
1 can of black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup red onion finely diced
2 tablespoons fresh Basil
1-2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 tablespoon EVOO
salt and pepper to taste

Optional:
Jalapeno pepper, minced



Toss all ingredients in a bowl to combine. Serve on top of Corn Cakes.




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15 comments:

  1. Jessica @ Barefootbysea9/01/2011

    Yum! I have to try these! I just made zucchini cakes today - and forgot to add parm but the girls loved it anyway. I will try these next. Oh - and do you have a good recipe for granola?

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  2. MMMMMMmmmm I've made a corn cake recipe before but it didn't quite live up to my expectations. I'm definitely going to have to try this SOON.

    Love the idea of adding seafood to the mix as my husband is a salmon and crab fanatic.

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  3. Nutritionqueen9/01/2011

    this looks delicious, Gwen...I will try it soon.
    Mom

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  4. Can you believe I've never tried to make home made granola?! It's on the very top of my "To Do List" ;)

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  5. These are fabulous! I bet they're amazing....and for some reason I want a bowl of chili with them!

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  6. Looks like a fantastic dish - really wonderfully presented - and of course, so healthy too!

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  7. Ohhhhh! Chili would be great w these. Can't wait for the weather to get cooler.

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  8. Food Glorious Food9/02/2011

    I love corn and your recipe is perfect for weekends!

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  9. Perfect timing for this recipe with fresh corn just coming to the farmers markets!

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  10. I love corn in just about anything...so pancakes? Totally something I'll be making before the season is up. I love that they can go savory or sweet!

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  11. So simple yet satisfying. A quick version of cornbread! Thank you for sharing with me, my sweet friend. I hope you are having a blessed start to this week. I know I'm smiling a bit wider after visiting you tonight. Much love from Austin!

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  12. These look wonderful Gwen...perfect for the abundance of fresh corn at the farmers' markets :)

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  13. thank you so much! Now I know what I'm cooking tonight!
    Mary

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  14. I love the idea of crab meat lately. I have never cooked with it but I keep eyeing it at the store and this would be perfect!

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