Savory Cornmeal Waffles With Tomato-Avocado Salsa

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  • Makes 4-5 Belgian-style waffles
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Heat a Belgian-style waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg yolks, melted butter, and honey. In a small bowl, whisk egg whites until they hold a peak.

Ingredients

  1. Check For the waffles:
  2. Check 1 cup all-purpose flour
  3. Check 1 cup cornmeal
  4. Check 2 teaspoons baking powder
  5. Check 1 teaspoon baking soda
  6. Check ½ teaspoon salt
  7. Check ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  8. Check teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  9. Check 2 cups buttermilk
  10. Check 2 large eggs, separated
  11. Check 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  12. Check 1 tablespoon honey
  13. Check 3/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  14. Check For the salsa:
  15. Check 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  16. Check 1 large avocado, diced
  17. Check 3/4 cup fresh corn kernels (from 1 ear)
  18. Check 3 tablespoons chopped scallion greens
  19. Check 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  20. Check 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  21. Check kosher salt, to taste

Directions

  1. Heat a Belgian-style waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg yolks, melted butter, and honey. In a small bowl, whisk egg whites until they hold a peak.
  4. Stir the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients until just combined. Gently fold in the egg whites, then the cheese.
  5. Scoop batter into the waffle iron until it reaches about 1 inch from the edge. Close the iron and cook the waffle until golden brown and crisp, about 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.
  6. While waffles are cooking, combine the tomatoes, avocado, corn, scallions, cilantro, and lime juice in a medium-sized bowl. Season with salt to taste. Top each waffle with salsa and serve.