Try Some Roasted Corn Salsa at Your Next Potluck
For some people, nothing says summer like the taste of fresh tomatoes. Unless, of course, they're not your favorite. Then, it can seem as if every backyard barbeque is full of salads, salsas, and dressings that leave you craving something different.
Why not try a twist on salsa at your next potluck? This recipe for roasted corn salsa is a great way to incorporate another one of everyone's favorite summer vegetables, and it’s a welcome break from all of the tomato based salsas.
2 ears of fresh corn, husked
1 medium red onion
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon of Kosher salt
1 teaspoon of black pepper
2 jalapeños, seeded for less heat (leave seeds for more heat, if desired)
1 clove of garlic
½ cup chopped cilantro
- In a small bowl, mix oil with half each of the salt and pepper. Brush oil mixture onto corn. Apply any extra to onion.
- On a medium-high grill, roast the oiled corn and halved red onion. This should take eight to ten minutes. Turn the vegetables regularly, but apply light pressure to the corn in order to char small portions.
- Remove vegetables from grill. Remove corn from cob and coarsely chop onion.
- In a large bowl, combine garlic, peppers, and remaining salt and pepper. Add in corn and onion. Mix until vegetables are coated in spice mixture.
- Juice the lime and add to bowl. Stir in cilantro. Serve immediately.
Once you’ve made this recipe a few times, try a few of these suggestions to change it up:
Try different peppers. If you have kids who complain about food being too spicy, replace the jalapenos with sweet peppers. If you want to increase the heat, try habanero peppers.
Add other vegetables. Sweet peppers, tomatoes, and avocado are great additions to this recipe.
Make nachos. Add grilled chicken, black beans, and tomatoes to this salsa and serve over corn chips. Try the recipe below for some tasty chips.
Baked tortilla chips are easy to make, and they have a lot more flavor than the store-bought kind. You’ll need a large bag of fresh corn tortillas, olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic.
- Use a pizza cutter to slice tortillas into quarters. To save time, slice several tortillas at once.
- Lightly spritz olive oil on a baking sheet. Place tortilla triangles in a single layer and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic.
- Bake in oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and serve immediately.
This is a basic recipe for corn chips that goes great with the corn salsa recipe.