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Corn salsa

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Corn salsa is so simple and tasty. I've been sick the past couple of days and it was one of the only things that sounded good. :) This salsa is best with fresh corn, but it works well with frozen corn too! Just pop it in the microwave to defrost or leave it overnight in the fridge.

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups fresh or defrosted corn
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1 jalapeno or serrano pepper
  • 1/2 tomato or a few cherry or grape tomatoes (if tomatoes are out of season, the smaller ones will taste better!)
  • 1-2 limes
  • salt
  • chili powder
  • cilantro
Method:
  1. Dice the onion, tomatoes and jalapenos and dump into a big bowl with the corn (I like to scoop out the excess seeds and liquid from the tomatoes, but you don't have to!)
  2. Add a pinch of salt, a pinch of chili powder and the juice of one lime.
  3. Taste and add more lime and salt as needed!
You will want to use lots of salt. I normally put in two big pinches, which always seems like far too much but works perfectly. You do need quite a lot to balance out the sweetness of the corn. Same with lime juice - you'll use more than you think! It's never more than two limes, though.

Keep in mind that this is best eaten right away - the salt will pull water out of the veg and make it runny after a while. :)
onrust1 year ago
Man, that dish just jumps out at you. Your photos never go unappreciated.
Seriously making me hungry. Really nice.
This looks delicious! Could you think of another ingredient to cut the sweetness instead of salt for low salt diets? Like more jalapenos and cilantro? Thanks :-)
jessyratfink (author)  midsummermuse1 year ago
Honestly, I'd do a little more lime juice and some cilantro. :D That should help balance it out perfectly.

I live with a boy who hates cilantro, or I would have been using it and less salt!
GinaT1 year ago
Thanks!! This was yummy! I made it this morning..I used only half of the jalapeno because I am a sissy!
You make me hungry! I'll have try this.
ooh this looks so good, bright and vibrant! I love the photo of the tomatoes!
Yum! Healthy and delicious!
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