This post for Mexican Street Corn and Avocado Crostini is sponsored by Wines of Garnacha and Honest Cooking. As always, all opinions and recipe are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands who support Shared Appetite! #GarnachaDay
Looking for some creative crostini to add to your party menu? These Mexican Street Corn and Avocado Crostini are the perfect little summer appetizers!
Unless you're one of those annoying California people that wake up to perfect weather every single freaking day (just kidding, we love ya CA), you like me are trying to soak in every last morsel of summer. It's already starting to slip through our fingers. It's getting dark earlier and earlier. Halloween candy is stocked in full force. And my fall jacket is staring me straight in the face.
But here in NY, our summer corn is still pretty darn perfect. And anyone that knows me knows that I'm obsessed with the stuff. In salads like this or this. In soup and gazpacho. Even in ice cream. And yes... lots and lots of Mexican Street Corn. On top of a hot dog with bacon. As hands-free croquettes. With a kick-butt Korean twist.
And now, as a super easy entertaining appetizer. Mexican Street Corn and Avocado Crostini. Welcome to the party.
Asheley is always stuck being my recipe tester. I know... it's such a hard job. Poor her.
Don't you dare feel bad for her. It's a great gig.
Anyway, she ususally takes a single bite of whatever it is I'm testing and that's about it. But these? She downed like 3 in a row without coming up for air. #success
Granted, as she told me after she was done chewing, I combined 2 of her favorite things ever... avocado and spicy corn (she was thinking of this Southwest Corn I believe).
And for me, this is like the perfect summer party appetizer. I love Mexican Street Corn and everything, but let's be honest. Going to town on a full ear of corn at a party isn't the most pretty thing ever. You squirt corn juice all over the place. You kinda look like a savage. And then you have all that corn in your teeth.
But these creative crostini beauties? They are perfect 2 bite appetizers. Okay, maybe 3 or 4 bites if you have a normal size mouth.
And if you want bonus points when serving up these Mexican Street Corn and Avocado Crostini, make sure you're serving up some fermented grape juice. Wine. Serve wine.
And hey, check out Wines of Garnacha. It's a Mediterranean grape varietal that first originated in Spain and is now grown in France, Italy, and the US. Wines of Garnacha produces a whole bunch of different wine styles and flavors, including both red and white wine, and is perfect for the summer. Okay, it's perfect for any season really. And at only $10-20 a bottle, it's a pretty sweet deal.Print