Grilled Corn and Tomatillo Salsa

We had some delicious grilled summer corn left over.  This week we made a corn and tomatillo salsa, served it with taco salad one night and on top of grilled pork chops for another meal.  It is easy, fresh and yummy!


2 ears of corn, grilled and cut off the cob (about 2 cups)

4 tomatillos, halved

1 tomato, chopped

3 mini bell peppers

1 fresh lime, juiced

2 teaspoons chopped jalapeno

3/4 cup Cotija cheese, crumbled

2 teaspoons fresh cilanto, chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon Ancho chili powderDSC01527Spray some non-stick spray on an indoor grill pan.  Add the tomatillos face down on medium-high heat.  This can also be done on an outdoor grill.

DSC01529Grill both sides until grill marks appear.  Remove from grill and allow to cool.

DSC01530Place corn in a large bowl. Chop the tomato, peppers and cilantro and add to the bowl.

DSC01531Juice the lime and stir into the vegetables.

DSC01532Chop the cooled tomatillos and add to the salsa.

DSC01533Stir in the jalapenos, Cotija cheese, salt and chili powder.

*Note: Cotija cheese is a Mexican cheese.  It is a little salty, similar to feta.



Grill tomatillos on a grill pan until grill marks appear.  Remove and allow to cool.

Place corn in a large bowl.  Chop tomatoes, peppers and cilanto; add to the corn.  Juice the lime and stir into salsa.  Chop cooled tomatillos and add to the salsa along with Cotija cheese, jalapenos, salt and Ancho chili powder.

Megan’s Easy Guacamole

We made a delicious summer southwestern salad for dinner and Megan made the guacamole to go on the grilled chicken.  Here’s her recipe!


1 1/2 to 2 ripe avocados

1 tomato, chopped

1/2 small onion, chopped

1 Tablespoon lemon juice, about 1/2 lemon

1 Tablespoon chopped jalapeno pepper

Green Tobasco sauce to tast

1/2 teaspoon salt

Remove the pit and scoop out the avocado.  Add the lemon juice and smash with a fork.

Stir in the chopped onion, chopped tomato and jalapenos.

Add the salt.  Sprinkle in the tabasco sauce to your liking.

That’s all there is to it!  Enjoy!