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Corn Salsa

Corn Salsa

So, there is this thing called the Super Bowl coming up soon. As far as the game goes, I really don’t care. I prefer the Puppy Bowl. In previous years, my husband hasn’t really cared either, but since there wasn’t any hockey games on this past fall, he had to get his fill of man-ness, so he has been watching football and will probably want to watch the Super Bowl this year. We might be fighting over the remote. There are supposed to be hedgehog cheerleaders on the Puppy Bowl this year. I am not missing that.

Let’s face it though, Whatever game we end up watching, the best part of the Super Bowl is the food. You know this to be true. I love making fun party snacks. I could make a meal out of just dips. Sadly, most dips and Super Bowl food are usually not very healthy. But, I’ve got a great recipe for you that you can enjoy without all the guilt!

Corn Salsa

This corn salsa is a great snack to serve yourself and your guests! It’s light and fresh, and best of all, low in fat and calories! I love this salsa. I actually make a small batch of it for lunch sometimes and eat it with a handful of whole grain chips and I am one happy girl!

Corn Salsa

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Corn Salsa

Yield: serves 4-6

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium-sized ears of corn, shucked
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a light boil over medium high heat. Add the ears of corn and cook for about 5 minutes or until the corn is cooked and tender. Fill a large bowl with cold water. Using tongs, remove the ears of corn from the water and place into the cold water to cool.
  2. While the corn cools, chop the onion and cilantro.
  3. To remove the kernels from the cob, hold the ear upright over a large cutting board or bowl. Take a sharp knife and slide the knife down the cob, cutting the kernels off. Work your way around the cob until all of the kernels have been removed. Repeat with the remaining cobs.
  4. Place the corn into a bowl. Stir in the onion, juice of the 2 limes, cilantro, garlic powder, and the salt. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  5. Cover and chill for at least 20-30 minutes before serving.

Calories per serving: about 98 calories (if divided into 6 servings)

Corn Salsa

If you like this recipe, then you might also like my Crazy Guacamole!

   

22 Responses to “Corn Salsa”

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    Ramona — January 15, 2013 at 6:53 am

    I totally agree with… the FOOD is the best part of any Super Bowl for me. :) My husband is excited this year because his Ravens could be heading to the game…. so we may have to have a party. This corn salsa would be a wonderful dish to serve. :)

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — January 15, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Yup, Super Bowl and Food!!! Like you I’d rather watch the Puppy Bowl! lol Love your corn salsa!!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — January 15, 2013 at 9:43 am

    This is perfect for the super bowl!!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — January 15, 2013 at 10:17 am

    i’ve already begun a superbowl menu and it’s open for suggestions and additions. And something like this HAS to go on it! I love corn-based salsas so much. I think they’re prettier than traditional salsa too. :) I’m in the super bowl state of mind!

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    Anna @ hiddenponies — January 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I’m totally not into the super bowl, but the food makes it worthwhile :) This looks so nice and fresh!

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    Ashley — January 15, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    haha I love the puppy bowl! I always make my husband flip over every once in a while (he’s very serious about his football, especially when the Patriots are involved). This salsa sounds delicious!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — January 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Perfect for the super bowl (or any time!)! I love corn salsa!

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    Choc Chip Uru — January 15, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    This looks perfect for all occasions :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — January 15, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Stephanie…..though I’m not a football fan…..I can see myself curling up on the couch to watch a great movie with a bowl of this yumminess, some chips and a glass of wine! I love corn and this is the ultimate snack for me! : )

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    Baking Serendipity — January 15, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    I’m really just into the Super Bowl for the food too :) Love this salsa!

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    Nancy/SpicieFoodie — January 16, 2013 at 10:53 am

    This would totally be great for a Super Bowl party or just for snacking. Love how light and fresh it is. Thanks for sharing!

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    Steph — January 16, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I love how bright and cheerful this salsa is. I’m so tired of brown looking winter food LOL

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — January 16, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    You are very smart! There are not too many blog posts that start featuring Superbowl dishes. We can start early by collecting wonderful recipes like this! This is great for adults and kiddies. So fresh and refreshing!

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    ashley - baker by nature — January 16, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Oh how I LOVE corn salsa! This is perfect game food, too.

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    Megan (Country Cleaver} — January 16, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    I can’t wait for Super Bowl and I can’t wait to get eating – this will be great to lighten the load this year after year after year of heavy football fare.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — January 17, 2013 at 1:13 am

    Love this! I can munch on this salsa and Trader Joe’s quinoa tortilla chips all day!

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — January 17, 2013 at 1:50 am

    Yum – I love the Superbowl, especially the food, and this salsa looks perfect! Corn + lime + football always equals amazing.

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    CJ at Food Stories — January 17, 2013 at 11:58 am

    This looks so light, fresh & healthy – Definitely a touchdown to celebrate :-)

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    Carole — January 17, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Hi there. Food on Friday: Corn on Carole’s Chatter is now open for entries. This looks like a good one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links. Have a great week.

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — January 17, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Football…I could take it or leave. Food, however, I’ll always take. I love the Superbowl for the delicious food. Dip is a fav of mine. This salsa looks delish!

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