A fresh salsa with alll the Summer flavors! Corn, tomatoes, jalapeno and lots of lime juice! Perfect on tacos, as a side dish with any protein of choice or served with a big bowl of chips!
Zesty Corn Salsa
Fresh, Flavorful, Naturally Gluten-Free and Delish!
A summer salsa with you’ll want to pair with everything!
This Zesty Corn Salsa is fresh tasting, bursting with flavor, naturally gluten-free and delish!
You might recognize it from our Shrimp (or Black Bean) Tacos but we’ve been making it on repeat the last few weeks, so I decided it deserved its own spotlight.
It’s super simple to make and tastes amazing on tacos, alongside any protein of choice or served with a big bowl of chips!
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, it’s super easy to make and makes a large quantity so it’s perfect for a crowd or meal prep.
It’s simply corn (we’ve used corn on the cob, canned and frozen), red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, extra virgin olive oil and cherry tomatoes.
There are lots of simple and delicious flavors that work together so well in this salsa, but we really love lightly browning or charring the corn by either grilling it (if you have corn on the cob) OR pan searing it if you are using canned or frozen corn.
Either way works!
Then add it to a big bowl along with all the rest of the ingredients and that’s it!
It is fresh, citrus-y, has just a little zing and delicious!
I actually love it straight from the bowl with chips.
Hope you love it as much as we do!
Scroll down for recipe and leave a comment if you make it.
A fresh salsa with all the Summer flavors! Corn, tomatoes, jalapeno and lots of lime juice! Perfect on tacos, as a side dish with any protein of choice or served with a big bowl of chips! Recipe adapted from Cooking Light Magazine.
Author: Healthy Gluten-Free Family
Recipe type: Appetizer, Side, Salad, Summer
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free
Serves: 6-8 servings
NOTE: recipe halves well and is customizable -- feel free to add more or less of your favorite ingredient to tastes
Zesty Corn Salsa
5 ears fresh corn OR 4 cups frozen or canned corn (2 15oz cans), drained and rinsed
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
½ cup red onion, finely chopped
½ cup cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon lime zest (grated lime rind)
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 jalapeños, de-seeded and minced
½ cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered
If using corn on the cob, preheat grill to medium-high. Brush corn with 1 tablespoon oil. Grill, uncovered, turning often, until charred on most or all sides, approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool a bit then, with a knife, slice kernels off the cobs.
If using canned or frozen corn, heat 1-2 tablespoons oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add corn, and saute for 10-12 minutes or until it starts to brown. If it starts to "pop", cover and continue cooking.
Combine corn, remaining 1-2 tablespoons oil and all the remaining ingredients.
Taste, season with additional salt/pepper and enjoy!
Tastes best fresh but keeps well in a sealed container in the refrigerator for several days so can make ahead.
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