Late Summer Grilled Corn Salsa

(to be read to the tune of “release me” by wilson phillips. and I am so, so sorry.)

I know that it’s time for a change
Mmm but when that change comes
Will you still taste the same?

How many times have I longed to grill you when it’s cold?
I don’t want to give up
But salsa it’s time I eat before you’re all mold
Will you obeeese meeeeee
Will you obeeeeeeese meeeeeee

Now that fall’s here I can’t help myself from wondering
Ohhh, if you’d been around from the first bite
Would we’ve been all right?

Obeeese me
Can you obeeeese me

Come on corn, coooome on onions
You knew it was time to just get grilled
‘Cause we have so few days left
But still my stomach longs to be filled

Come on okra, heaaaaar me okra
‘Cause you’re a weird veggie to me
But I’m trying to make you see
That baby you’ve just got to obese me


Obeeeese meee
Obeeeeeeeeeese meeeeeee

I’m not going through this summer no mo’
Finally my sunburned skin is healing though very slow
So stop making me want you more (more, more)
‘Cause you’re not gonna find
Me without shovels galore

Ohhhh yeaaah yeah yeah.

Come on summer, coooome on summer
You knew it was time to just be through
Yes we have so few days left
But I’d just like to wish you adieu

Oh, oh, oh, oh salsa

Come on salsa, heaaaaar me salsa
‘Cause you’re the last of summer’s bounty
I’m trying to make you see
That baby you’ve just got to obese me

Obese me
Will you obeeeese meeee
Ah…obeeeese meeee
Will you obeeeeese meeeeeeeee

Late Summer Grilled Corn Salsa:

What it took for about 4 cups:

* 4 ears corn
* 5 small red onions, peeled and sliced in half lengthwise
* 7 red or green okras
* 1 lime
* 2 Tbs. finely minced cilantro
* 1 jalapeno pepper
* 5 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
* coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Rub 2 Tbs. oil all over corn, okra, onions and pepper. Sprinkle with a good pinch of salt and pepper. Place on a preheated grill and grill for about 7 minutes, rotating everything until nice and charred all over.

Remove from grill and give everything a rough chop, removing corn from the kernels. Place it all in a large bowl.

In a smaller bowl, whisk the remaining oil with the lime juice, minced cilantro and a sprinkle of salt.

Pour the cilantro dressing over the corn salsa, toss to mix.

Garnish with a little extra cilantro leaves, grab a bag of chips, or a trowel and just do it.

* or serve over some nice grilled chicken or fish!

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23 Responses to Late Summer Grilled Corn Salsa

  1. Paula - bell'alimento September 6, 2012 at 9:16 am #
    I will have this in my head all day. And now I need to pick up corn and chips! xoox
  2. Kare @ Kitchen Treaty September 6, 2012 at 9:16 am #
    You are too funny. This looks great! We are using our BBQ like fiends right now, trying to pack in as much grilling as possible before summer's officially over. Obeeese me indeed.
  3. Brian @ A Thought For Food September 6, 2012 at 9:17 am #
    Corn, okra... I want all of this in my belly RIGHT NOW! Ok, I've calmed down. But seriously... I want this.
  4. carrian September 6, 2012 at 9:17 am #
    Thanks for the song. My day is somehow better. ;) This salsa looks awesome. Perfect for this Saturday's football craziness. :::) (that's me rolling my eyes)
  5. Heather @ Heather's Dish September 6, 2012 at 9:45 am #
  6. Alyssa | Queen of Quinoa September 6, 2012 at 9:59 am #
    Give me a bowl full of grilled deliciousness and you've won me over. This might just be the ticket to my heart!
  7. Tracey Evans September 6, 2012 at 10:01 am #
    I love okra and corn together!! I also stew okra, corn and tomatoes! Now I am on the hunt for some good corn to make this. Photos are beautiful as always and I love the beer! :)
  8. Kathryn September 6, 2012 at 10:57 am #
    I think you should have included a video of you singing this in the post ;)
  9. Sues September 6, 2012 at 11:15 am #
    Corn and jalapenos are one of my favorite flavor combinations! This salad looks fantastic... I love that you added okra. And dang your way through the post :)
  10. GingerMae September 6, 2012 at 12:32 pm #
    For some reason I was trying to read it to the tune of Hold On. I can just picture my bff and I sitting in her bedroom with our braces and huge bangs singing that now!
  11. abbe101 September 6, 2012 at 12:46 pm #
    This looks so fresh and inviting - I'm thinking it would be lovely stirred through some buttery couscous :)
  12. Katie @ Blonde Ambition September 6, 2012 at 2:01 pm #
    I don't think I've ever had okra! But to be fair, if you mix most things with onion lime jalapeno and cilantro I will probably devour it.
  13. claire @ the realistic nutritionist September 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm #
    you are...the strangest, yet most wonderful, person ever.
  14. The Purple Carrot September 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm #
    Love this! Looks fabulous.
  15. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar September 6, 2012 at 4:36 pm #
    Nice lyrics! I'm totally digging the corn song! haha
  16. Jenny September 6, 2012 at 4:47 pm #
    Ha! This is sooooo you! I can just see and hear you singing this over and over at the top of your lungs, making Charlie bark.....Oh...Hush Charlie!..... Fun Post! Great photos too!
  17. Julie @ Table for Two September 6, 2012 at 9:24 pm #
    i love the flavor a char-grilled corn tastes! great way to end summer with this salllsa!
  18. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious September 7, 2012 at 12:44 am #
    Move over chipotle, there's a new corn salsa in town!
  19. JulieD September 9, 2012 at 11:49 am #
    I'm in love with this's absolutely beautiful, Bev!!
  20. Cookie and Kate September 9, 2012 at 7:32 pm #
    Gimme a fork and I'll eat that salsa straight from the bowl. Yum yum.
  21. Caitlin September 17, 2012 at 10:04 am #
    I made this for a football party yesterday, and holy crap, it was delicious! I may or may not be using the leftovers in a wrap with some lettuce for lunch today...


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