Roasted Corn Salsa

It’s corn season and I’m making the most of it.  Each time I visit the farms, I come away with some freshly picked corn and I get ridiculously excited!  It’s so sweet and delicious and it got me to thinking that it would make a great salsa.  I love any combination of sweet and spicy and this is a snap to create for your summer weekend parties.

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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!

I’ve been a bit of a salsa fiend this summer so if you’re looking for a different take on this popular snack, check out this page for some cool ideas.’Roasted Corn Salsa | Simply Fresh Dinners

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!

In the meantime, don’t forget to share your awesome creations with me on Instagram so I can shout them out to the world!  Just hashtag #simplyfreshdinners so I can see what you’re up to in your kitchen.   Cheers!

Roasted Corn Salsa
Recipe Type: Appetiser
Author: Robyn Gleason
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Serves: 4-6 persons
Roasted corn and jalapenos give you the perfect sweet and spicy snack. Loads of flavor in this easy to make party pleaser.
  • 2 cobs of corn
  • 2 small or 1 large tomatoes, diced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow or orange pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • ½ cup cilantro or basil, chopped
  • juice of one lime
  • salt and pepper
  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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Switch up you salsa with some roasted corn and basil. This will be a popular party snack with it's sweet and spicy flavors. From Simply Fresh Dinners.



  • Reply
    Anita Rivera
    August 12, 2016 at 5:19 am

    Ohhhh, roasted corn? YES….and now is our time here for this golden jewel of a food! OK, you keep my meal plans right up to plan. I think I need to roast some corn soon! HOW ARE YA? It’s been very hot out here too and I haven’t weeded in about a week. But we also had some torrential rains that made going outside impossible!

    Thank you Robyn for these incredible recipes brought to us in these gorgeous, happy photos! Much love!

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      August 13, 2016 at 5:06 pm

      Oh my goodness, Anita, I’ve been bogged down with tech problems on my blog as well as my new staging site so please forgive my slow responses and lack of visits on IG! I’ve got way too much on my plate and I can’t seem to say no to anyone, lol. Still hot here but we got your rains today and we sure did need them! The farmers will be happy 🙂
      Thanks so much for your kind words – they truly made my day. I do try to take ‘happy’ photos, lol!

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    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    August 12, 2016 at 6:20 am

    I love roasted corn salsa and this one looks delicious! I’ll be giving this one a try before summer comes to an end.
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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    August 12, 2016 at 6:41 am

    The 3 foods I look forward to the most in the summer season are watermelon, cherries, and CORN! Nothing better!
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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    August 12, 2016 at 7:55 am

    I have been loving corn salsa lately and am definitely going to be trying your version. Grilling the corn brings such great flavour!
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    Blair @ The Seasoned Mom
    August 12, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    I can’t go to a farmer’s market without buying some corn either! This looks like a great way to mix it up from our usual grilled corn recipe. YUM!
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    August 12, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    You can’t get much more fresh than this for a snack – yummy!
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      August 13, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Thanks, Mindy! So easy, too 🙂

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    Chris Scheuer
    August 13, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Looks so fresh and delicious. I’d probably eat the whole bowlful for a meal!!

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    August 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    I LOVE roasted corn salsa – and your version sounds great. So pretty and fresh and I am going to miss all this sweet corn!
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      August 14, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      Thanks, Tricia. I think I have finally had my fill of summer salsas now, lol.

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    Anita Rivera
    August 14, 2016 at 5:24 am

    Good morning darling one! You are having tech problems?OH, that will take up a lot of one’s time! I hope it all gets worked out! Even my blog, I’m having difficulties suddenly with the size of photos and my header, and I can’t figure it out. I’ve change the sizes, etc, to no avail. I’m glad to hear it finally rained for you! We had tons of rain so that helped cool things down. I can’t believe I go to a school meeting this coming Friday. I don’t want to give up my summer yet! OK my dear, get those tech problems fixed and keep on being the bright an HAPPY person you are! See you on the other side of the dinner table! LOVE! Anita

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    August 14, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Wow! corn chips made from asparagus that is amazing, love this colorful fresh salsa you made Robyn, I bet it tastes like summer.

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      August 14, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Yes, can you believe the things they can make these days, Cheri. I recently had pasta made from lentils and chickpeas. Those were the only 2 ingredients! Perfect for a pasta addict like me, lol.

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    August 14, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    HI Robyn,
    Sounds like a tasty healthy way to use corn. My husband loves corn any way you make it and I know it would love this refreshing roasted corn salsa. Sounds like a great dish for a picnic or summertime get together Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
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      August 14, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      It really was quite sweet, Marla so mixing it up with the jalapeno was fun. If your hubby is a corn lover, he’ll love this!

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    Linda Primmer
    August 16, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Nothing better than fresh corn. Loving this version of roasted corn salsa. I love salsa…. I am so sorry you are having issues with your blog. I do see your recent posts are listed as number and not the post title. Time for your handsome financé to come to the rescue….LOL I hope your problem is corrected soon sweet friend. Lots of love, from W.W.
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