This Roasted Sweet Corn Salsa recipe is healthy and loaded with flavors and textures! Whether you serve it as a dip with tortilla chips, spoon it over chicken or fish, or use it in your favorite burrito bowl, this salsa will quickly become a family favorite!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean up.
Marinate onions: In a non-reactive bowl, combine the red onions with red wine vinegar. Set aside and let marinate.
Prepare corn and peppers: Place corn on baking sheet and spray on all sides with cooking spray (or brush with melted butter). Season with chili powder, cumin, ½ teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Add the peppers to the baking sheet and spray the tops with cooking spray.
Roast in the oven for 10 minutes. Turn the corn and flip the peppers over. Continue to roast an additional 10 minutes.
Remove the peppers from the oven. Turn the corn and continue to roast an additional 10-15 minutes or until kernels are slightly charred. Remove corn from oven and set aside until cool enough to handle. Once cool, cut the kernels from the cob.
MEANWHILE, transfer the peppers to a bowl. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Let stand for 15 minutes. Peel the skin from the peppers and discard. Finely chop the peppers. (SEE NOTE).
Mix the salsa: Drain the onions and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the corn, peppers, cilantro, lime juice and sugar. Season generously with salt and pepper. Stir well to thoroughly combine. RECOMMENDED – Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to develop. Taste and adjust for seasoning before serving. Enjoy!
You can substitute canned or frozen corn for fresh corn. Substitute 2 heaping cups of canned or frozen corn. Drain canned corn and thaw/drain frozen corn before proceeding with recipe. I highly recommend fire roasted canned corn if using the canned variety!
For a spicy salsa, leave the seeds and ribs of peppers when chopping. For a medium salsa, remove half of the seeds and ribs. For a mild salsa, remove all the seeds and ribs.