Sweet Corn Salsa is that delicious combination of sweet and spicy that is always a hit at summer get togethers. Roasting freshly picked corn from the farm takes this dish to an over the top flavorfest!
I roasted the corn in a cast iron frying pan for about 10 minutes, turning as it cooked. You can also toss it on your grill but to be honest, I just didn’t want to go outside in this heatwave we’re having!
Fun Fact: For every kernel of corn on a cob there is 1 strand of silk!
There are crazy big plants of basil at the farms so I decided to use it instead of cilantro and it’s a natural! If you’d prefer cilantro though, go for it!
Creating salsas from freshly grown ingredients is one of my favorite things to do. I have a rhubarb salsa that you would love too!
These tortilla chips came from the farm and are made from asparagus. There are so many healthy alternatives now so we don’t have to ruin our healthy snack with sodium and calorie laden junk food. I’m making up a healthy substitutions list so if you have some brand names to share, I’d love to hear about them. That goes for all foods – sauces, chips, pasta, you name it. I have been working on this list for awhile now so will share it soon!
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Sweet Corn Salsa
- 2 cobs of corn
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1/2 yellow or orange pepper, diced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
- 1/2 cup basil or cilantro, chopped
- juice of one lime
- salt and pepper to taste
- Brush corn lightly in olive oil and season with salt. Heat cast iron fry pan on medium and sauté corn until kernels begin to char. (You can also grill the corn if you prefer) Set aside to cool.
- In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, onions, yellow or orange pepper, jalapeno, cilantro/basil, lime juice, and salt and pepper. . Add sautéed corn and stir to combine. Serve with tortilla chips.
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Recipe courtesy of Simply Fresh Dinners, A partner with Barrie Hill Farms in bringing fresh recipes to your table.