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This delicious Fresh Tomato Corn Salsa recipe and photo were shared with my by
Karen Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA.
Karen says, "End of the season sweet corn, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers,
and a southwest-style dressing make this a colorful and fresh addition to your meal."
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Fresh Tomato Corn Salsa Recipe
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Yields: serves many
Prep time: 30 min
3 ears of sweet
corn, husked and silk removed
tomatoes (various colors), chopped
1/2 red jalapeno
chile pepper (stems, ribs, & seeds removed), finely diced
1 small red torpedo
garlic cloves, diced
Dressing (see recipe below)
avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
* Any type of onion may be
NOTE: A chopped
roasted red bell pepper (seeded and charred skin removed) adds a nice smoky
addition to this salsa.
Light a barbecue grill or
preheat a grill pan. Brush the corn lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with
salt and pepper. Grill over moderately high heat until charred in spots but still slightly crisp,
approximately 7 minutes. Learn
How To Grill Corn On The Cob.
Let the corn cool slightly and then cut the kernels from the cobs (Scrape the corn kernels from the ears of corn by using a sharp kitchen knife and a large cutting board.
Cut off the stem end to give a flat base. Hold the ear, tip end up, then cut downward, removing a few rows at a time).
In a large bowl, combine the prepared corn, tomatoes, chile pepper, onion, and garlic; set aside.
Prepare the Dressing. Pour the prepared Dressing over the corn salsa mixture. Using a wooden spoon, gently fold the
avocado and cilantro into the salsa. Taste and adjust seasonings to your desire.
Either serve as a salad with your dinner or in a bowl surrounded with your favorite salsa chips. Enjoy!
1 teaspoon ground Ancho Chile powder*
Coarse salt or sea salt
Freshly-ground pepper to taste
Juice from 1 large fresh lime
1 teaspoon honey
chile powder may be substituted.
In a small container with a
lid, combine chile powder, salt, pepper, lime juice, and honey. Either shake
well or combine with a wire whisk.