Have you ever tried something that you absolutely thought sounded strange- but then when you tasted it, it was a beautiful flavor explosion?
I do believe it!
So while you (and my boyfriend) may think this sounds strange, you might be pleasantly surprised! These flavors together were so good- I got soooo excited to share this with y'all !
It's also just a really beautiful combination of colors and I love looking at it. I hope you do too!
Okay y'all, let me get right to it.
You will need one batch of avocado crema (you won't use all of it for this, you'll have some left over, but you'll be so happy you do!
Drizzle it on tacos, dip chips in it, you really can't go wrong with this crema, I love making it- and most importantly eating it!)
And then slices of watermelon. I cut my in rectangle shapes for this to give it a handheld 'toast' feel.
(Makes 4 Slices)
Place all ingredients together in a blender and blend until creamy and smooth.
It’s just soooooooo good.
Mexico is a very special place to me, like it is to so many people.
If you ever have the opportunity to go, go! It’s a beautiful place with beautiful people and the most amazing, flavorful food!
And with that said, I am so grateful to know and love the magical Elote. I remember when I first tried Esquites, pretty much the same situation as Elote but in a cup served with a spoon... my little teeth we’re so excited!
I love the flavors so much of this... but ya know I had to go and stuff it in a roasted jalapeño. Cause y’all know, a little spicy kick is just my style. But you don’t have to do all that, you can just eat it straight up- which I do highly recommend! Enjoy y'all!
Esquites Stuffed Jalapeños
Makes: 10 Stuffed Jalapenos
recipe by: Krysten Jorgensen, aka The Daily Kale
3 cups corn
2 tbsp sour cream
2 tbsp mayo
1 tbsp lime juice (to taste)
1/8 tsp Garlic powder
1/8 tsp Chipotle powder
1/8 tsp Chili powder
3 tbsp cotija cheese (and more for topping)
2 tbsp Cilantro (chopped)
2 tbsp Scallions (chopped)
5 Jalapeños (Optional)
Notes * You will probably have extra Esquites left over since the size of Jalapenos varies. But it's awesome by itself! :)
* To make this vegan, sub the mayo and sour cream for a vegan alternative. A vegan feta cheese would be the closest similar cheese to cotija.