We had our monthly birthday lunch at preschool a couple of weeks ago. Everyone likes Mexican food so we often choose this as our theme. I wanted to take something on the healthier side so I decided to make up a recipe - similar to a Black Bean and Corn Salad/Salsa recipe I found years back in Southern Living. I had purchased a bag of frozen roasted corn from Trader Joe's. I decided to start with that. I know everyone doesn't have access to Trader Joe's so any frozen or fresh corn would do. However, I love this roasted corn if you can find it. Pretty much, I decided to be creative. You can do the same by adding black beans, avocado, jalepeno, etc. We loved it!
One more thing, Cotija Cheese is like a mild Mexican Feta Cheese. Great addition to any dish!
1 16 oz bag Trader Joe's frozen roasted corn
1 container grape tomatoes - sliced
1 purple onion, finely chopped
1 cup Cojita Cheese, crumbled
chopped cilantro to taste
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground pepper
4 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 - 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Thaw corn. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Enjoy!