Roasted Corn Salsa

I found some fresh corn at a vegetable stand the other day and decided to make a fresh appetizer of Roasted Corn Salsa for dinner. This salsa combines all of the best flavors of cilantro, lime, chipotle chili powder and fresh corn! Be warned though – this salsa is addictive!

Roasted Corn Salsa

To be honest, this is actually a great salsa for tailgates, parties, and get togethers where you need an appetizer to be good for a long time. It doesn’t necessarily need to be warmed up and can be eaten cold or room temp. It is also a great make-ahead dish if you need to prep something the day before.

Pro Tip: Grill your corn on the Stove! (really fires up the flavor on the roasted corn salsa!)

I don’t actually own a barbecue grill (I mean I’m single… what’s a girl to do!) which is why I grilled it on top of the stove. As the corn is roasted on the stove op, the kernels will start to pop (just like popcorn hehe). The kernels – if you don’t watch them – will go everywhere. But let me tell you – the taste is amazing.

One other pro tip: serve this Roasted Corn Salsa with Hint of Lime Tortilla Chips! Really heightens the flavor.
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Summer Recipe

Roasted Corn Salsa

  • Author: Abby Turner


  • 3 cups of corn – fresh, frozen, or canned
  • 2 tbsp butter/olive oil
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 can mild Rotel drained and patted dry
  • ¾ c light sour cream
  • 4 oz crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1/2c chopped green onion
  • 810 Jalapeno slices finely chopped, if desired (I don’t desire these)
  • ½ c fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp paprika or taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic salt


  1. Heat corn in the microwave according to package instructions or shuck fresh corn off cob. 
  2. Put 3 cups corn in skillet on stove top with butter and roast until corn begins to brown and pop. 
  3. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix together. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Add a squeeze of lime juice and top with cheese and seasoning just before serving!
  5. Serve with chips and enjoy!
So do me a favor. When you love this recipe as much as I do, will you post about it? Will you tag me on Instagram or Facebook? Will you share this post with your friends? I hope you do!

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I’m Abby, and I’m all about setting the table every day and making a simple dinner with easy recipes to enjoy with friends. The inspiration you’ll find here are simple and meant to encourage you to declutter your table and invite friends over! I spend my days working as a marketer for a retail company and dreaming of dinner time. I really hope that through A Table Top Affair you will find a newfound love for your kitchen and that relationships would be formed around your table.

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