This recipe for Farmers Market Corn Salsa is one of the best I have found. I love my salsa to have a real bite to it. I want my mouth to scream “Hot” and my hand to search for the nearest glass of water (or beer depending on the time of day!). Why would I want to waste my time on a wimpy salsa?
I spent many years living in the Texas/New Mexico area and I learned to love my spicy food. Have you ever heard of Hatch Green Chile? Well, if you have, you know they are the best. I lived a couple hours from Hatch, New Mexico and used to attend the Hatch Festival every year. It was a wonderful place to be. There were green chiles in every kind of food you could imagine and I tried it all!
Now that you know a bit of my history, I will get on with the recipe. The star of this recipe, as you can probably tell by the title, is corn. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know that Big and I belong to a local CSA. If you are not familiar with a CSA, let me tell you about it. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Each member has “shares” of the crops that the local farmers grow each year. We pay a flat fee and get what ever is in abundance at the time. I love knowing that I am a part of something local and that my produce is fresh from the farm. If you don’t belong to one, I would suggest finding a CSA in your area. There are many benefits to this program.
Every Wednesday morning, I rise early and get ready to pick up my vegetables. At this time of the season, corn is a regular in our pick up. We are also getting some tomatoes, berries, squash and eggplant. I just love Wednesdays, I always feel like a kid going to see what Santa brought me!
This recipe for Farmers Market Corn Salsa came from a need to use up some of the sweet and juicy corn we have been getting. I have eaten it right out of the jar with chips and also used it as a topping for chicken or fish.
- 4 large fresh ears of corn
- 1 cup coarsely chopped onion (1 large)
- 1 cup coarsely chopped green or red sweet pepper
- 1 cup chopped, peeled tomato
- 1 fresh jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped *
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Remove husks from ears of corn. Scrub corn with a stiff vegetable brush to remove silks; rinse. Cut kernels from cobs (Do Not Scrape) Measure 2 cups of corn kernels.
- In a large saucepan, combine the 2 cups corn kernels, onion, sweet pepper, tomato, jalapeño pepper, lime juice, salt, cumin and black pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
- Ladle hot salsa into hot, sterilized half-pint canning jars, leaving a 1/2 inch headspace. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids.
- Process filled jars in a boiling-water canner for 15 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks.
- Makes about 4 half-pint jars.
- * I used 2 jalapeños and added a little of a habanero pepper I had! I love it hot!
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Thank you so much for stopping by. Come back tomorrow and find some great main dish corn recipes!