Roasted Corn Salsa

by Heather

What? Some of you don’t like tomatoes? Blasphemy.

Oh, right. I’m one of them. Hence the cooked salsa. Cooked tomatoes I can do. Raw? No thanks.

So sometimes a non tomato based salsa is just what you need.

Since I already had Chipotle’s rice on the brain, this seemed like the perfect salsa to add to the repertoire: roasted corn salsa.

chipotle corn salsa

Mild poblano peppers; plump juicy corn; the bite of red onion & cilantro; the tang of lime juice…who needs those silly tomatoes?

roasted corn salsa

You can certainly skip the roasting step, but it’s worth the extra few minutes; it’s really what gives this corn salsa a real bang.

corn salsa recipe


Roasted Corn Salsa

by Heather Neal

Keywords: appetizer snack vegetarian vegan Mexican Southwest


  • 2 cups sweet yellow corn kernels
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded
  • 1 small red onion, chopped {~1/4 cup}
  • 2 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Squirt of lime juice


Mix corn, pepper, and onion together.

Spread on baking sheet and place under broiler for ~10 minutes. Cooking time will varying based on stove- keep an eye on it and remove when just starts to brown.

Stir in cilantro and lime juice.

Let cool before serving.

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What are your favorite non-tomato salsa flavors?


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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 6, 2012 at 9:00 am
I recently discovered trader joe's frozen roasted corn and honestly, I'm not sure how I lived without it! I didn't even think to make my own. Good idea! No corn should be eaten unless roasted anymore now that I've had a taste of the "other side" ;) Gina @ Running to the Kitchen Just blogged...Creamy tomato soup, Panera style
Faith @ For the Health of It January 6, 2012 at 9:02 am
I created a fruit salsa recipe last year that's always a winner {especially with cinnamon sugar chips}. There's kiwi, mango, pineapple, plum and honey...SO fresh and delish, with not a tomato in sight.
Lindsey January 6, 2012 at 9:09 am
I love mango-avocado salsa, it is really good on bbq'd chicken or tilapia. Lindsey Just blogged...I Heart Coffee
Caitlin January 6, 2012 at 11:57 am
Never considered roasting corn like that before, but I bet it'd make it SO good. This is such an easy recipe! And I think it's blasphemy to not like all kinds of tomatoes :-P but I'll let it go. Caitlin Just blogged...Rest Days, Christmas Day, and Too-Jay’s

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