Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ensalada de Choclo


The next couple recipes are a real treat because they are a peak into the organization that I lead, Miami University Culinary Association.  This class was Hispanic Cuisine themed and we made some delicious authentic cuisine.  One thing I love about Hispanic cuisine is the freshness of the ingredients. You'll notice a theme of frequent use of fresh vegetables and meats.  This recipe is a great side dish for any summer meal.  With lime and cilantro as the flavor boosters, you'll experience a mixture of zest and fresh tang! This recipe is most definitely fun, easy and positively delicious! There are only three simple steps!

Ingredients:
-3 cups sweet white corn (precooked)
-1 bell pepper (red, orange, or yellow) (diced)
-1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
-8oz queso fresco 
-3tbs extra virgin olive oil
-1tbs lime juice
-2 tbs cilantro, minced 
-salt to taste
-pepper to taste 

Steps:

1. Dice the onions, peppers and place them in a deep bowl
2. Crumble the queso fresco on top of the vegetables in the bowl
3. Whisk lime juice slowly into the olive oil and season with salt and pepper
4. Add all remaining ingredients and toss together well. Adjust seasoning and chill before serving.


Enjoy! 

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