I had the BEST time out in California this past week! We started off the week in San Clemente at my parents’ house for Memorial Weekend and then stuck around for this past weekend for one of my closest friend’s bridal showers. It was so great to be able to spend quality time with my friends from college. We met and became friends when I was 19 and have been close ever since. They are really special and those kind of friends that you don’t have to talk to everyday. We will go months without speaking when we get caught up with life and kids and work and then when we do it’s like no time has passed. I hope everyone has at least one friend like that and I feel incredibly lucky to have so many. 🙂 My friend Tammy is the first of my two friends getting married this year (in two weeks…eeek 🙂 ) so I went up to Ventura County for her bridal shower. My parents were kind enough to watch my little guys so I stayed up there Saturday night and went to the shower on Sunday.
We had planned to go out to get dinner and drinks and then go back to my friend Jee’s house and make this yummy Southwest Corn Salsa so I could take pics and then share it with you all. Well….. we went out for dinner at a great restaurant called The Local Peasant and got to talking and catching up and having a great time that when we got back to Jee’s it was after 11! We just had fun hanging out and chatting. They all tried this salsa at some point but I never did. When I got back to Orange County and went to make it to share I couldn’t remember everything that was in it so maybe they’ll comment with the other recipe too but this version turned out pretty yummy. My Mom, Dad and I ate it for a light dinner yesterday and it was great. Perfect for those hot summer evenings in the Southwest. I think it would even be great on grilled chicken.
Try it out and let me know what you think. I’d love to hear what your summer plans are, any reunions with friends happening?
- corn kernels from 3 cooked ears of corn
- 1 c. tomatoes chopped
- 1 bunch of cilantro chopped
- 2 large avocados diced
- 1/2 c purple onion diced
- 12 oz. Green Taco Sauce
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 jalapeno**** optional for spice
- combine all ingredients in a bowl and serve
- if you are making ahead of time wait to add the avocado until just before serving