So, there is this thing called the Super Bowl coming up soon. As far as the game goes, I really don’t care. I prefer the Puppy Bowl. In previous years, my husband hasn’t really cared either, but since there wasn’t any hockey games on this past fall, he had to get his fill of man-ness, so he has been watching football and will probably want to watch the Super Bowl this year. We might be fighting over the remote. There are supposed to be hedgehog cheerleaders on the Puppy Bowl this year. I am not missing that.
Let’s face it though, Whatever game we end up watching, the best part of the Super Bowl is the food. You know this to be true. I love making fun party snacks. I could make a meal out of just dips. Sadly, most dips and Super Bowl food are usually not very healthy. But, I’ve got a great recipe for you that you can enjoy without all the guilt!
This corn salsa is a great snack to serve yourself and your guests! It’s light and fresh, and best of all, low in fat and calories! I love this salsa. I actually make a small batch of it for lunch sometimes and eat it with a handful of whole grain chips and I am one happy girl!
Yield: serves 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 4 medium-sized ears of corn, shucked
- 1/2 medium red onion, diced
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
- 2 limes, juiced
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- salt to taste
- Bring a large pot of water to a light boil over medium high heat. Add the ears of corn and cook for about 5 minutes or until the corn is cooked and tender. Fill a large bowl with cold water. Using tongs, remove the ears of corn from the water and place into the cold water to cool.
- While the corn cools, chop the onion and cilantro.
- To remove the kernels from the cob, hold the ear upright over a large cutting board or bowl. Take a sharp knife and slide the knife down the cob, cutting the kernels off. Work your way around the cob until all of the kernels have been removed. Repeat with the remaining cobs.
- Place the corn into a bowl. Stir in the onion, juice of the 2 limes, cilantro, garlic powder, and the salt. Mix until thoroughly combined.
- Cover and chill for at least 20-30 minutes before serving.
Calories per serving: about 98 calories (if divided into 6 servings)
If you like this recipe, then you might also like my Crazy Guacamole!