Feb 21, 2010

Corn Salsa with Lime




I love the corn salsa from Chipotle's. It's a perfect combination of sweet, spicy and tangy. This was a recipe request from Desiree and where the inspiration to make this came from. You can use this as a dip for nachos, as a side dish or in a burrito bowl. I like to make my own burrito bowl with some cilantro lime rice, guacamole, chicken ropa vieja topped with lettuce. You can adjust the heat according to your taste. My girlfriend gobbled this all up with tortilla chips. (Hi Raquel!) She gave it two thumbs up!!

Corn Salsa with Lime
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 12 Size: about 1/2 cup  Old Points: 1 • Points+: 1 pts
Calories: 52.5 • Fat: 0.7 g • Carb: 11.7 g • Fiber: 1.8 g • Protein: 2.0 g • Sugar: 1.8
Sodium: 10 mg (without salt)


Ingredients:
  • 4 cups (20 oz) cooked sweet yellow corn, cut
  • 2 vine ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 scallion, diced
  • 1-2 jalapeƱos, diced (remove seeds unless you like it really spicy)
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 1/2 limes, juice of
  • chipotle chili powder, to taste
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients and refrigerate for about an hour. Makes about 6 cups.

41 comments :

  1. shut right up! (And I only mean that in a good way). I love this stuff and can't wait to try it myself!

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  2. OMG this looks wonderful, I can't wait to try it!

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  3. Wow this looks great! Could you tell me what kind of corn you used? Was wondering if I could use frozen or canned?? Thanks so much!

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  4. I love corn salsa. Thanks for a new recipe!!

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  5. I've never made corn salsa, but often order it at Qdoba restaurant on my burrito. Definitely trying this recipe!

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  6. Fresh corn is ideal but I used frozen. Grilled corn on the cob is even better!

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  7. I love corn salsa and it looks so pretty and healthy! I just love your blog!! ~LeslieMichele

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  8. Mmm, I always put this corn salsa in my burrito at Chipotle. I think it's amazing... and the rice is why I come back! Thanks.

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  9. I just wanted to say thanks for your great blog! I've been on WW for over a year and have been struggling with maintenance. I was in a food rut and going way over points to make up for it, but your blog has inspired me to get cooking light again! Thank you also for the awesome latin recipes. My Abuelo was Peruvian and my son's Abuela is Ecuadorian, so latin food is a huge thing in our house :-)

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  10. Thanks Gina. This will be great to take on our Girls Weekend trip in April, any other ideas? By the way, thanks for all you do, I look forward to your new recipes each day. My kids and husband LOVES the lime garlic steak and they loved it with chicken too, we used the leftovers for enchiladas...delicious.

    Lori Doughty

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  11. I tried this recipe last night. It turned out very pretty, but I haven't had a chance to taste-test it. I used half of a poblano chili pepper instead (since I didn't have any jalopenos). Do you think the flavor will still be good??
    I plan on making the Chicken Ropa Vieja tomorrow and having a Chipotle at home night!
    THANKS!!

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  12. I make something very similar to this, but I add black beans for extra flavor and fiber! I also add cumin. We LOVE this stuff as a side dish, salsa, salad, etc!

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  13. @mamafliz- Yay, I am part Latina (my mom) and plan on making many more lighter Latin meals in the future. Glad this is helping you stay on track.

    @Lori- where are you going?? Enjoy your girls trip!

    @Kassie- I'm sure it will be great. Happy Chipotle night!

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  14. Hi Gina!! I would like to publicly state I normally do not GOBBLE lol however I confess in this case GUILTY as charged!! This was absoulutely delicious and so light (lol except the chips)!

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  15. This looks amazing! I can't wait to try it. I also added a link to your site from my blog of daily tips as I just did a post on weight watchers. You have a great site. I am a new subscriber and can't wait to check out all the recipes.

    http://mytipstoshare.blogspot.com/

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  16. Fresh corn works best here but frozen would do.

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  17. If you use fresh corn do you boil it or grill it and then just cut from the cob? Never made corn salsa before but it looks yummy!!! Thanks!

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  18. this was to die for! actually every recipe i've tried has been delicious!

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  19. YUMMY! I have been keeping this around the house for snacks and side dishes. PERFECT to go with anything off the grill ... burgers, chicken, shellfish, etc. Made a perfect side with your zucchini turkey burgers!

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  20. I will definitely have to try this. It sounds wonderful. I make something similar with whole kernal corn, cucumbers, grape tomatoes (cut in half), lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and a couple packets of Splenda. It always gets rave reviews.

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  21. I made this for a girls weekend at a cabin and it was amazing! I recommend this dip with baked chips! The container was empty in a matter or 2 hours! THUMBS UP!

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  22. this is an awesome recipe! Used grilled corn if you can.

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  23. Yes, this is amazing with fresh grilled corn!

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  24. This looks great! I love Chipotle's corn salsa. Since I can't get fresh corn I though I would try this using Trader Joe's Roasted Corn. Yummmm

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  25. Hi. I was wondering if you think this would taste good over plain white rice??? Thanks.

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  26. I would eat it over rice and beans. Plain rice I'm not too sure if I would like.

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  27. Thanks. Can't wait to make this.

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  28. Love your site! Where do you buy chipotle chili powder? I have looked at Safeway and no luck.

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  29. Maybe try another supermarket, it's in the spice aisle, or use any chile powder.

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  30. All I can say is "Wowww!" I had this for dinner tonight along with the barbacoa beef and white rice, and it was delicious!!! Thanks so much for sharing your recipes!

    ~Teresa~

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  31. I made this but grilled the corn and gave it the next level I was looking for. My husband loved it! I also added red pepper to it to give it more crunch! Yummmm....

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  32. I just discovered your site and I love it! I made the corn salsa tonight and last night I made the pico de gallo. Yummy!! I can't wait to try more of your delicious recipes!

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  33. Gina, I love your recipes. I am a first time writer, but I have been using your website for about two months now. You make being on WW easier. I brought this recipe to a Mexican theme potluck at work today and everybody LOVED it. Thank you so much for what you do. :)

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  34. Gina, how long do you think this would be good in the fridge? I made it about a week ago and we have been munching on it ever since!

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  35. This corn salsa is so delicious! I love it. Thanks for the recipe! I blogged about it here: http://thefoodcharlatan.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/corn-salsa-with-lime/

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  36. Used this recipe with pickled red onions and it was amazing! I had some corn salsa at a restaurant last weekend and found out that the pickled onions made it sweet. I tried to get the recipe but no luck so I used this one. My husband raves about it - it will be a staple with our grilled catfish from now on!

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  37. made this and COULD NOT GET ENOUGH of it... WOW. we had leftover grilled corn on the cob and i think the grill flavor really made it yummo too. thanks

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  38. Loved this salsa! Just FYI, I put the recipe into WW recipe builder and it came out 2+ per serving... Just wondering if the stats are right.

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  39. Great compliment to the Barbacoa and Fiesta Lime Rice! I was a little skeptical to it being served straight from the fridge but the flavor carried through:)

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  40. This was such a great dish for the hot summer! I grilled the corn out on the BBQ to avoid heating up the house. The flavors are very complex and complimentary. I have munched on it for the last 2 days and it just keeps getting better and better as the flavors meld. Thank you Gina for sharing your talents with those of us who are "culinary-challenged"!

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