Grilled Corn Salsa


Guess what, guys! I found out yesterday that I got 3rd place in a cooking contest! As soon as I got the news, I spread the word on Facebook and got a big response from you all, so THANK YOU! 🙂 I really really appreciate it! I know it’s not 1st, but hey, I’ll take 3rd! Also, are you following me on Facebook yet? So, my recipe for Easy Minestrone will be in the August/September issue of Healthy Cooking magazine! Be on the lookout for that!

I may be going a little grill crazy. I’m throwing all sorts of things on there lately and I’m loving it! This time I turned some grilled corn on the cob into a delicious and refreshing appetizer, snack, side dish, party plate, etc.. Grilled Corn Salsa! YUM. This stuff is delicious. The next best thing to my Pomegranate Salsa I made over the holidays last year. Actually, I love them both equally. I have a hard time not loving food, if you haven’t noticed. It’s sort of a problem….burp.

Anyways, feel free to use an indoor or outdoor grill, weather permitting. I actually waited for a break in the rain to cook these babies up. Thankfully, they only take 5 minutes or so. Then you chop up a few veggies and stir it all together. I’d say this should be about 20 minutes start to finish. {Or 45 if you have a 2 year old at your knees pulling on your pants asking for milk, mickey, elmo, fishy crackers, or Daddy}

PS- my poor little girl doesn’t know where her Daddy’s gone! Sad day.

As with all my recipes, adjust them as you like! If you like things spicy, add in more jalapenos. If you want it mild, put in half or leave them out all together. If you want it more zesty, toss in some more lime juice. Don’t like the zip lime juice has? Just add half! See? I’m not a strict recipe follower and neither should you be! It makes life more interesting and you’ll LOVE the food you make as opposed to just liking it.

Go ahead! Take the plunge, live on the wild side and change it up. You know you want to!

Dessert is on the menu for Friday!

Grilled Corn Salsa
Yield: 4-6 sevings
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3 ears White or Yellow Corn
1 Jalapeno, diced finely
2 Green Onions, chopped
1 medium Tomato, diced
1/4 cup chopped Cilantro
1 Lime, juiced
Salt & Pepper, to taste

Tortilla Chips

Preheat indoor or outdoor grill to high heat. Shuck corn. Place on hot grill until nice and toasty {see photo above}, turning as needed. Remove corn and let cool. While corn is cooling, you can chop the remaining veggies and place into a large bowl. Once corn is cool enough to handle, cut the corn off the cob. Once kernels are removed, run the back of your knife down the husk to remove the bottom parts of the corn. Stir corn into bowl with other ingredients and season with salt and pepper. Serve with corn chips.


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  1. Congrats! I am so happy for you and no wonder since you’re a great cook. The corn salsa is one of my favortie. I grew up in a family that adores corn and this will fit us really well! Thanks for sharing.

  2. First things first… Congratulations!! I am getting caught up on FB because well I am behind. ha ha!

    This sounds delicious! Now to figure out how to preserve it so it could be around in the dead of winter when I crave it so BADLY! Blame it on living in Florida as a teen… blame it on all the vegetables we ate fresh from the farm stand during winter while living in Florida…. it spoiled me for life, ha ha!!

    Once again congratulations!

  3. Congrats on the contest! I love grilled corn and would probably skip the chips and eat this with a fork!

  4. Yum! The grilled corn in this sounds amazing. Great recipe!

  5. Congrats! I’d be proud to take third, especially knowing how tough the competition probably was.

    I’m so jealous that you’re grilling things already. This salsa looks delicious. There’s something wonderful that happens when you grill corn.

    PS – I just “liked” you on Facebook.

  6. Congratulations, that’s wonderful news 🙂 And the grilled corn salsa sounds delicious-I adore corn and this is a new recipe for me!

  7. love your grilled corn salsa recipe. we eat Mexican food a couple times a week and enjoy trying new recipes. thanks for sharing.

  8. Thanks Lauren for the yummy cooking this past week for me and the family! I can’t wait to bring some of it back to Colorado…

  9. I just have to say, I made this today to beat the horrible heat (I’m in Portland too) and it really is amazing! I am going to make again for 4th of July. Thanks so much for the recipe. Grilling the corn just makes it so much better!



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