Cucumber, Corn and Tomato Salsa

My co-worker gave me some cucumbers she and her husband had grown in their garden. I wanted to use them right away as they were so fresh. This is a variation on a classic cucumber and tomato salad. I added charred corn for sweetness and smokiness. I also added poblano and jalapeno for spice. 

2 small or 1 medium cucumber, diced
2 ears corn
3 vine tomatoes, diced
1 poblano, diced
1 jalapeno, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbls apple cider vinegar
2 tbls olive oil
2 tsps dry dill
1 tsp garam masala
2 tsps salt

I wasn't about to turn on the broiler to cook the corn. It's been in the 90's here. Instead, I used the same technique often used to char bell pepper. Put the shucked ears directly over a gas flame on the stovetop. If you don't have a gas stovetop you can broil them or use an outdoor grill. 

The corn will pop and make a bit of a mess on your cooktop, but it's worth it. 

Char the corn evenly all around. Allow to cool and them cut the kernels off the cob. 

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Hummus Flatbread

I have a lot of hummus. They keep putting it on sale. Even though the grocery store is short of a lot of things, hummus is wonderfully abundant. I thought that it's creamy texture and high flavor content might make a good addition to bread.

What dedicated vegan doesn't love a fresh made bread? I practically live on the stuff.

Flatbread is so much simpler than a yeast bread. You can bang some out in no time at all.

Flatbread Ingredients
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbls nutritional yeast
2 tbls ground flax seed
2 heaping tbls of your favorite flavor of hummus
1 tbl olive oil
1 tbl salt
1 tbl garlic powder
2 tps aleppo pepper flakes
1/2 cup water

Cooking Oil Ingredients
1 garlic clove, peeled and sliced into, but still intact
1 tbl olive oil

Mix together bread ingredients into a loose dough. Knead with your hand to finish. Knead for a few minutes to get a smooth dough. Cover and set aside.

Heat oil in a cast iron skillet. Add garlic clove and fry it in the oil. Turn the garlic to brown on all sides. Remove garlic.

Tear off a piece of the dough and shape into a 3 inch ball. Use a tortilla press to flatten. I don't have one, so I folded the dough in a silicone baking mat and pressed it down with my hands. Flatten to 1/8 inch thickness.

Fry in the garlic oil until golden on both sides.

Enjoy after cooled for a few minutes.

Store leftovers in a container covered with a kitchen towel. Do not refrigerate. Do not store airtight.