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Recipe: SALSA WEEK: SMOKY CORN SALSA

Salsa is most commonly made of tomatoes and onions, but not always. The farmer's market bounty can be turned into many other interesting kinds of salsas featuring fruits and other unexpected veggies. This week, we'll give you a few new ways to dip your tortilla chip. This one employs the grill and those bags of fresh corn you've acquired from roadside stands. It comes from the website epicurious.com and was originally printed in Bon Appetit magazine last August.

INGREDIENTS

2 red bell peppers, quartered, seeded

3 ears of fresh corn, husked

1 bunch green onions, trimmed

4 tablespoons (about) olive oil, divided

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon ground cumin

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon bottled chipotle hot sauce

2/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

DIRECTIONS

Prepare barbecue (high heat). Brush bell peppers, corn, and green onions with some olive oil. Grill vegetables until well charred in spots, turning occasionally with tongs and removing pieces as they brown, 5 minutes for green onions, 10 to 15 minutes for bell peppers and corn. Cool slightly. Cut bell peppers and green onions into 1/3-inch pieces. Cut corn off cob.

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy small skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cumin; saute until garlic begins to sizzle but does not brown, about 30 seconds. Pour into large bowl; mix in lime juice and hot sauce. Mix in vegetables. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cool completely; mix in cilantro.

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