Posted by Roth McCoy | Posted in healthy recipes, Picnic Food And Recipes, Vegetarian Food Ideas | Posted on 18-07-2015
Roasted Corn Guacamole
As the weather changes from downright cold to perhaps cool and almost warm, families often start to venture out and practice the venerable tradition of picnicking. Depending on the climate you live in will determine the month that this will start in your area but one thing for sure is that everyone looks forward to the food, time with family, and getting the cobwebs of winter out of our heads.
Here is a recipe that takes a classic dish served in many styles of restaurants, and get-togethers in homes and parks but adds a healthy dose of fresh vegetable. Guacamole is a fairly simple dish with nicely ripe avocados mashed and mixed with fresh lime juice, a little salt and pepper, cilantro, and then a little heat if desired from a chili pepper of some kind usually jalapeno. For this recipe we take the taste of summer in the form of fresh sweet corn, tomato, and the lowly zucchini to give additional vegetable content and a slightly lighter version of the traditional by balancing the rich texture of avocado with the vegetables.
By serving this with skewers of cooked shrimp the dish becomes a complete meal or a great start to a picnic with the other traditional foods such as burgers, grilled chicken, and the like. This guacamole can be made early in the day and packed up for transport to the picnic to be enjoyed while the family is getting all the games, tables, and other foods unpacked for the day. For food safety be sure to use good sanitation practices at home while making the dish and then keep it cold in a cooler during transportation and until ready to serve.