Pineapple, Avocado and Fresh Corn Salsa

Pineapple, Avocado & Fresh Corn Salsa - Fresh, vibrant and versatile. Perfect for chips or w/ quesadillas, tacos, burritos, grilled entrees, etc.

I have an official announcement to make: I am a wee bit dense. Well, maybe more than a wee bit in this particular matter.

I’ve been rolling this recipe around in my head for the past week, knowing that Cinco de Mayo was approaching. A few days ago, I asked my husband, Scott, “Do you know when Cinco de Mayo is?”, wanting to be sure to get this recipe for Pineapple, Avocado & Fresh Corn Salsa out a few days before the actual celebration day. Very kindly, he said, “Well hon, cinco does mean five in Spanish you know…”.

Cinco de Mayo. Duh ………. I don’t know a lot of Spanish, but I do know enough to count in Español. I just never put it together and each year I’ve been trying to remember which day in May (I knew that much) the festive Mexican holiday falls on. The revelation was really quite embarrassing, but I’m hoping you’ll enjoy the recipe despite my lingual ignorance.

Pineapple, Avocado & Fresh Corn Salsa - Fresh, vibrant and versatile. Perfect for chips or w/ quesadillas, tacos, burritos, grilled entrees, etc.

Like I said, the recipe’s been in the making for a week now, ever since I got an email  from my friend Angela, at The California Avocado Commission. She wrote to let me know that I would be receiving a shipment of fresh California avocados this week. The avocados were sent as part of a celebration announcing the beginning of the California Avocado season.” Woo hoo!  How exciting, I couldn’t wait!

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The avocados came yesterday, and they certainly are beauties. I’ve had fun, since I received the email, thinking about how I would  use my delightful, unexpected stash. This salsa is one of the recipes I came up with. Along with the creamy diced avocado, I added fresh tender corn, crunchy English cucumber, sweet juicy pineapple and finely diced jalapeño. A splash of fresh lime juice, a drizzle of honey and a handful of finely chopped fresh cilantro bring everything together with lots of bright flavor.

Pineapple, Avocado & Fresh Corn Salsa - Fresh, vibrant and versatile. Perfect for chips or w/ quesadillas, tacos, burritos, grilled entrees, etc.

This salsa is wonderful with chips, but would also be great spooned over grilled or pan-seared pork, chicken or seafood. I served it on a bed of ribboned Romaine and topped it with shredded rotisserie chicken breast. It made a light, yet vibrantly flavored spring lunch. Although this salsa was created with Cinco de Mayo in mind, it would be a great addition to any spring or summer menu.

Pineapple, Avocado & Fresh Corn Salsa - Fresh, vibrant and versatile. Perfect for chips or w/ quesadillas, tacos, burritos, grilled entrees, etc.

So, happy Cinco de Mayo to you (it’s on the 5th of May, just in case you’re wondering) and many thanks to The California Avocado Commission for their kind gift and the inspiration for this recipe!

Pineapple, Avocado & Fresh Corn Salsa - Fresh, vibrant and versatile. Perfect for chips or w/ quesadillas, tacos, burritos, grilled entrees, etc.

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Pineapple, Avocado and Fresh Corn Salsa
 
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A fresh, vibrant and versatile salsa. Delicious with chips, quesadillas and grilled meats, poultry and seafood.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • finely grated zest from 1 medium- size lime
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ¼ cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 2 ears fresh corn, kernels removed from cobs* (see notes)
  • 1 large ripe, (not too soft) California Avocado, seeded, peeled and diced
  • ¾ cup diced white onion (¼ -inch dice)
  • ¾ cup diced English cucumber, (¼ -inch dice)
  • 1 medium jalapeño, seeds & veins removed, then finely chopped
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
Instructions
  1. Combine lime juice, zest, honey and salt. Stir till honey is well incorporated.
  2. Combine all other ingredients in a medium size bowl. Add lime juice mixture and stir gently till well mixed. Serve with chips or over grilled meat, poultry or fish.
Notes
*I like to use this method to husk my corn. It's like magic and it removes every bit of silk with almost no effort. It also cooks the corn just ever so slightly so it stays very sweet with a bit of crunch.

 Pineapple, Avocado & Fresh Corn Salsa; vibrant, fresh, versatile and VERY delicious!!

Comments

  1. says

    That’s so funny! the the salsa looks seriously delicious – what a lovely combination of pineapple, avocado and corn:)
    Mary

  2. says

    What a wonderful salsa Chris! avocados are my favorite food and are always so delicious paired with corn. Great combination!

  3. says

    Sweet, savory, and tangy dressing. Then comes different textures, from crunchy cucumbers to creamy avocado, I love this salad, beside the different flavors it can easily replace a meal!

  4. says

    You’re so funny! Glad you know when Cinco de Mayo is now. ;)

    I would be thrilled to get a huge box of avocados – lucky lady. The avocado salsa looks wonderful!

  5. says

    You and avocados are a perfect pairing. The recipes you come up with are the best. I’m looking forward to having this on grilled meats this season.

  6. says

    You crack me up. To make you feel better, I may have asked the same question LOL! Love this recipe, I would devour it by the spoonfuls! Yum, Hugs, Terra

  7. says

    Oh you crack me up! I am the same way – sometimes things have to hit me square in the head before it connects. It comes from having children, they take things when you give birth. Haha. My husband posted a picture on FB of a stainless steel sink with a big jug of Mayo laying in it. Sink-O-de-Mayo was the caption. Hahahahah. Anyway you are one lucky lady to get all those gorgeous avocados! And you made a wonderful salsa too. This is a great recipe and thanks for the funny! I’m sorry to be so behind on reading and commenting – such an incredibly busy week. I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day Chris!

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