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Fresh Zucchini Corn Salsa

Fresh Zucchini Corn Salsa would make a great appetizer or snack, but with the added protein from the black beans, it also makes a perfect light and healthy lunch.

Summer is coming to an end and school has already started here.

Thanks to my backyard garden, however, I am still savoring the tastes of summer.

We have a monster of a zucchini plant this year and it has showed no sign of slowing its veggie production down.

We are picking one or two good sized zucchinis off the plant almost every day.

I’ve had to get pretty creative in the kitchen to keep up with all the fresh produce coming off the vines.

 Written by: Allison Ruth of Some the Wiser 

We’ve been enjoying a Roasted Corn, Zucchini, Tomato Pasta for dinner more than once a week, but at the rate this zucchini keeps popping off the vine, I need to incorporate it into lunch too!

I’ve been enjoying this Fresh Zucchini Corn Salsa for lunch lately and it is a winner.

It would make a great appetizer or snack, but with the added protein from the black beans, it also makes a perfect light and healthy lunch.

This recipe is also flexible.

If you have fresh veggies in the garden or from the market, they taste great and enhance the flavor.

However, this would still be quite tasty with frozen or even canned corn and tomatoes.

How do you like your zucchini?

What to Make with Zucchini

Fresh Zucchini Corn Salsa

Fresh Zucchini Corn Salsa

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Fresh Zucchini Corn Salsa would make a great appetizer or snack, but with the added protein from the black beans, it also makes a perfect light and healthy lunch.

Ingredients

  • 3 ears of corn on the cob, husks intact, or 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 10 oz zucchini, approximately 2 medium, diced
  • 15oz can black beans. drained
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes or halved cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. If using corn on the cob, preheat oven to 350.
  2. Leaving corn in husks, rinse with warm water and place in oven directly on middle rack.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, then remove and pull back husks.
  4. Cut corn off cob and set aside.
  5. While corn is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in large skillet.
  6. Add diced zucchini and sauté until softened and lightly browned, approximately 6 to 7 minutes.
  7. In a small bowl combine parsley, vinegar, lime juice, remaining olive oil, salt, and garlic.
  8. Whisk to combine well.
  9. In a large bowl toss together corn, zucchini, beans, and tomatoes.
  10. Stir in vinegar mixture and coat evenly.
  11. Serve with chips or bread.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 190Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgFiber 7gSugar 4gProtein 6g

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Tieghan

Thursday 12th of September 2013

Love fresh summer salsa!! This looks perfect!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

Thursday 12th of September 2013

This salsa looks totally perfect! Love!

Ruthy @ Omeletta

Thursday 12th of September 2013

I'm sure the abundance of zucchini is a little love/hate; so good to have fresh zucchini, but what to DO with it all!? This salsa looks so fresh and a good way to end the summer on.

Sues

Thursday 12th of September 2013

I love corn salad/salsa, but what a great ida to add zucchini, too!

Ali @ Inspiralized

Thursday 12th of September 2013

LOVE this salsa! I'm always looking for fun recipes to use my leftover zucchinis, and this is perfect! Thanks for posting it up - great blog! Love the recipes and photography.