Roasted Corn Salsa

By • August 17, 2010 • 11 Comments



Author Notes: I saw this amazing red corn on the cob at the market and decided it would look beautiful in a nice corn salsa to go with the chimichurri carne asada tacos I was making that night. It was fresh, crunchy and delicious.The Enchanted Cook

Serves 2-4

  • 1 cob of fresh red or yellow corn
  • 1 small heirloom tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 medium red onion, minced
  • 1 lime wedge, squeezed (juice only)
  • 2 tablespoons queso fresco, crumbled
  1. Roast corn on the cob over open flame or on grill until lightly charred. Then cut corn from cob.
  2. In medium bowl, combine corn, tomato, jalapeno, cilantro, and onion. Add fresh squeezed lime juice and toss to coat. Crumble queso fresco over salsa and serve.
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Tags: corn, festive, Healthy, mexican

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about 4 years ago monkeymom

So gorgeous! I hope to find corn like this, it's really lovely.

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about 4 years ago The Enchanted Cook

Thanks Monkeymom! I live in Southern California and the Gelson's Market here carries it. Hopefully you'll be able to find it!

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about 4 years ago The Enchanted Cook

Thanks all!

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about 4 years ago Sagegreen

Love the corn you have used. It looks like pomegranate.

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about 4 years ago gingerroot

It reminded me of pomegranate as well! In any case it is beautiful and I love the addition of the queso fresco.

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about 4 years ago Lizthechef

Great photo and your salsa sounds easy and delicious!

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about 4 years ago The Enchanted Cook

Quick note: I made this again this evening and photographed. I discovered I didn't have any queso fresco on hand, so the photo does not depict. Also, I reduced the amount of minced red onion this time and adjusted the recipe accordingly.

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about 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Oops! I hit the submit comment too quickly. I wanted to ask about the flavor of red corn. I've never had it.

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about 4 years ago The Enchanted Cook

Hi ChezSuzanne! It tastes just like yellow corn (not sweet). It's just really pretty, kind of striated. I'm going to make it again tonight (assuming I can still get it) and will post a pic.

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about 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Yum! Sounds delicious!

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about 4 years ago dymnyno

Sound great...I love the flavor of freshly roasted corn ; really punches the flavor quotient up a few!