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Shoepeg Corn Pico de Gallo


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I have to admit, I have a thing about salsa, pico, dips, spreads….. You get the point.

Have I mentioned that I’m an appetizer whore?

Why yes, I think I have.

There’s something about the anticipation of a meal… the lingering, the sipping of wine, and of course having an appetizer. I tend to like to drag things out as far as food is concerned. Just ask my husband – there are times (usually when he’s hungry) when the sweet man asks me kindly if I would “please keep the dinner preparation/cooking under 3 hours”.

Doesn’t he understand how much joy I get from all this work I do in the kitchen? I think he does understand it by now, but he definitely doesn’t share the same joy.

So many times when I am making something, feeling all creative, I’m deep down worried that this is going to turn out to be….well, crap. But then it doesn’t!!

What a wonderful feeling.

This was one of those days. Love it.

This is a kind of like a salsa or pico de gallo, but also similar to what my dad called “Indian Salad”, which was really a Greek salad made of cucumber, tomatoes and feta. The possibilities for this is endless.

 

 

Done!

Refrigerate; and keep in mind the longer it’s there the better it will be.

Shoepeg Corn Pico de Gallo

Shoepeg Corn Pico de Gallo

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 oz can shoepeg corn
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup black olives, diced
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 4 oz Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt

Instructions

  1. Combine corn through feta. Whisk together the vinegar through salt and pour it over the veggies. Stir to combine.
  2. Refrigerate. It's best the next day.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 384mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g

Nutritional information is not always 100% accurate.

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11 Comments

  • fruit mocking party
    April 29, 2012 at 12:46 PM

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  • Mae
    April 21, 2012 at 5:26 PM

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  • Dixie Chik
    April 21, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    Thanks so much! This made my day.

  • Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet
    April 20, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    Sounds like an easy and delicious recipe! I’m always looking for more appetizer/snack ideas!

  • Dixie Chik
    April 21, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Thanks Lisa! Love your chocolate shots!!

  • NanAppetit
    April 19, 2012 at 8:10 AM

    Looks yummy! I am always a sucker for shoepeg corn.

  • Dixie Chik
    April 21, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Thank you – so am I!

  • Jen @ Juanita's Cocina
    April 19, 2012 at 6:41 AM

    GORGEOUS photos!

    And I adore shoepeg corn! I make a similar-ish dish with some other veggies. Now you’ve put me in the mood for spring!

  • Dixie Chik
    April 21, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Thanks so much Jen 🙂

  • Amanda at the red table
    April 18, 2012 at 7:45 AM

    Looks tasty! I love pico — and I have little pineapple bowls just like that!

  • Dixie Chik
    April 21, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Thanks – don’t you just love them??

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