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Chipotle Inspired Corn Salsa

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This is my last post in my Cafe Rio/Chipotle recipe series.  Once I’d mastered Cafe Rio Beef (recipe here), Cafe Rio Black Beans (recipe here), and Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice (recipe here), I realized that I needed something else to really put these “Burrito Bowls” over the top.  I needed a corn salsa.  I tried a few different versions, and this is what I came up with.  It doesn’t taste like Chipotle’s Corn Salsa, but it was inspired by it.  I hope you love it as much as I do.

 

And it's ready to serve.

Tomato Corn Salsa

 

Tomato Corn Salsa

 

1 16-oz bag of frozen corn (or 1 lb of corn cut from corn on the cob)

1 7-oz can chopped roasted green chiles

Lime juice, to taste (I use about 2 tablespoons)

1 15-oz can petite diced tomatoes, undrained

1/3 jalapeno, diced

1/2 red onion, diced

Salt, to taste (I use a couple shakes of the salt shaker.)

 

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  You may serve immediately, but for best flavor, wait at least 1 hour before serving.

 

Here’s my photo step-by-step.

 

I assembled my ingredients, but I forgot to include the red onion and jalepeno in this picture.

I assembled my ingredients, but I forgot to include the red onion and jalapeno in this picture.  (I actually took this as an after thought.  Oops!)

 

I mixed the corn and tomatoes first.  Then I added the diced green chiles.

I mixed the corn and tomatoes (undrained) first. Then I added the lime juice and the diced green chiles.

 

Next, I added the diced red onion.  You can omit this if you don't like onion, but it really won't be the same.  My husband, who doesn't like onion very much, likes this salsa very much.

Next, I added the diced red onion. You can omit this if you don’t like onion, but it really won’t be the same. My husband, who doesn’t like onion very much, likes this salsa very much.

 

I added the cilantro...

I added the cilantro…

Then the diced jalapeno was mixed in.

Then the diced jalapeno was mixed in.

 

And it's ready to serve.

And it’s ready to serve.

 

What a perfect way to top this dish!

What a perfect way to top this dish!

Doesn’t it look lovely? 

 

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Author: Laurie Nguyen

I am a happily married, stay at home mom with four sons, ages 24, 22, 18, and 14. I'm not a professional blogger, and I'm certainly not a foodie or a chef. But I like food, so I think I'm qualified to write about my own life experience with food. Want to be a little more prepared for the unexpected? Check out my Food Storage Blog, http://forayintofoodstorage.com. Have a question about Food Storage? Email me: forayintofoodstorage@gmail.com.

17 thoughts on “Chipotle Inspired Corn Salsa

  1. Love corn! This sounds great!

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  2. Love corn salsa, maybe because it adds such color to whatever it is being served with.

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  3. It looks so fresh and yummy Laurie. It will go perfectly with the refried bean tacos we are making on Saturday night!

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  4. YUM! Gotta try it! The corn will add a good sweetness.

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  5. Well done, Laura! Your pictures have me hungry at 1am. Why? 🙂

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  6. This looks great! And I just love recipes like this that can made here in Germany too. Summer is definitely on the way and this will be a wonderful addition!

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  7. Yum! I love Chipotle but, sadly, we don’t have one here in Hawaii. Every time we go back to Oregon, I eat there as many times as I can. Thanks for the recipe for this and the cilantro lime rice. You had me drooling at my screen!

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  8. This looks so lovely, colourful and tasty! Will have to have a go sometime 🙂

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  9. Reblogged this on Bits 'n Bobs and commented:
    My mouth is watering. One of those – Why didn’t I think of this moments! Must try ASAP!

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  10. Looks delicious. We just has some homemade guacamole yesterday.

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  11. Looks wonderful! Perfect little “burrito bowl” 🙂

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  12. Pingback: Tomato-less corn salsa | Lucy Jo Amos

  13. I blogged about this on mine, I hope you don’t mind! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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  14. Reblogged this on My Foray Into Food Storage and commented:

    Making some corn salsa to go along with my Cafe Rio Inspired Beef for dinner tonight!

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  15. NO!
    Awesome.
    I can’t wait to make it. 😀

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  16. This looks fabulous! How about roasting some corn under the broiler or on the grill to add?

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