Fertility Food Friday: End of Summer Salsa

Fertility boosting recipe by Genesis Fertility Centre in Vancouver

End of Summer Salsa

Recipe by Krista A. Parr

Make use of all of those beautiful heirloom tomatoes and ears of fresh sweet corn available at the farmer’s markets this time of year! Served with tortilla chips, this salsa will disappear within minutes at any potluck or BBQ. Also delicious when served on top of tacos, quesadillas, steak, or a bed of fresh lettuce to make a delicious salad. Happy Labour Day Long Weekend!


2 ears fresh sweet corn, boil for 5 minutes, cool, then remove the kernels with a sharp knife

1 large avocado, diced

Juice and zest of 1 fresh lime

3 large fresh tomatoes, diced

1 cup cucumber, diced

1 19-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed well

1 medium-large jalapeno pepper, inner white pith removed, then chopped (keep seeds if you like a spicier salsa, or discards seeds for a non-spicy version)

1 clove of garlic, minced

2 green onions, chopped

½ cup (packed) fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped

1 Tablespoon cold-pressed olive oil

½ teaspoon dried, ground cumin

1.5 teaspoons sea salt

1.5 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper


Combine everything in a large bowl, mix well and allow to marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.

Krista A. Parr is a Vancouver Registered Holistic Nutritionist and founder of Root to Fruit Nutrition, specializing in fertility and women’s health. www.RootToFruitNutrition.ca



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