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Colorful Corn Salsa

This colorful salsa is worth the extra time it takes to grill the ears of corn. The flavor goes well with barbecued meats, but it's also tasty served with chips. —Nancy Horsburgh, Everett, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Grill: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 cups


  • 2 medium ears sweet corn in husks
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • Tortilla chips


  • Peel back husks of corn but don't remove; remove silk. Replace husks and tie with kitchen string. Place corn in a bowl and cover with water; soak for 20 minutes. Drain. Grill corn, covered, over medium-high heat for 20-35 minutes or until husks are blackened and corn is tender, turning several times. Cool.
  • Remove corn from cobs and place in a bowl. Add tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime juice, peppers, salt and pepper. Serve with tortilla chips.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 24 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable.

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  • Queenlalisa
    Jul 18, 2017

    I made this for a bbq. It was very fresh and tasty. I added more lime juice than it called for.

  • Xena7751
    Jul 6, 2012

    This is excellent. Yes, it takes some time to grill the corn but it is well worth it.

  • mom4532
    Aug 6, 2009

    I use canned corn.  Drain and add to a black skillet and roast on grill to give the smokey flavor. Be sure to spray the skillet with cooking spray and stir corn often.  Works well, tastes great.

  • whateverfood
    Jun 13, 2008

    Yeah, you're right- this is labor intensive. I used a bundt pan to hold the cob while I cut off the corn. Is it worth it? It tastes pretty good- no issue there, but I usually don't have this kind of time to spend on a "condiment." I'm going to play with this a little to see if I can make this a little more time-friendly.