Lots of fresh and bright flavors here with the squeezed lime juice and chopped cilantro. This is my go-to corn salsa when I’m making homemade Chipotle. It’s quite easy to make and pairs wonderfully with flavors of fajitas, guacamole, tomato salsa etc. To add more of a smoked flavor to this salsa, grill or roast the corn. It’s an absolutely beautifully colored dish and delicious!
Roasted Corn & Red Pepper Salsa
2 cups loose corn
1 red pepper, diced
1 red onion, diced
1 tsp jalapeno, chopped (optional, add more the spicier you prefer)
juice fresh from 1 small lime
2 tsp olive oil (extra to drizzle)
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp chili powder
2 tbs chopped cilantro
salt to taste
cracked black pepper to taste
- In a medium skillet on medium to high heat add a drizzle of olive oil. Add loose corn and allow to cook for 10 – 12 minutes until corn starts to brown, stirring occasionally.
- When finished turn off and remove the corn from the heat, and add diced onions, jalapenos, and red pepper. The heat of the corn will slightly cook the onions and pepper while still retaining their crunch.
- Combine all the ingredients from part II in a separate bowl and whisk together well. Pour this over the corn mixture and stir.
- Add in fresh cilantro, cracked black pepper, and a few pinches of salt. Mix.
- Serve and enjoy!