I love making salsa when I have fresh garden vegetables. My garden is currently over-flowing with tomatoes and corn and making salsa was the perfect way to use up some of those delicious, flavorful veggies.
This salsa is so so good and super addicting. You will reach for chip after chip to scoop up mounds of salsa bite after bite. Grilling the corn and bell pepper on an outdoor grill is so easy and it keeps you from having to heat up the house by turning on the oven to roast the pepper and boiling some water to cook the corn. The corn adds some amazing texture to this salsa and the Italian Dressing adds some great flavor. It does get a little runny as it sits, so you can always drain out the excess liquid if you prefer. This makes a big batch of salsa and it tastes great for days and days.
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Grilled Corn Salsa
6 ears corn
1 red bell pepper
1/2 c. finely chopped red onion
6 large tomatoes, seeds removed and diced
1/3 c. chopped cilantro, or to taste
8-10 slices jarred jalapeños, finely chopped, opt.
1 (.7 oz) pkg. Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix
1/4 c. vinegar
3 Tbl. water
1/4 c. olive oil
Preheat outdoor grill to around 450 degrees. Remove husk from ears of corn and spray corn lightly with cooking spray. Place corn and red bell pepper on preheated grill. Grill until charred, rotating every few minutes (it takes around 10-15 minutes total). Remove from grill and place bell pepper in a zip-lock bag, sealing to allow the the pepper to steam.
Cut the corn kernels off the cob and add to a large bowl along with the chopped onion, diced tomatoes, cilantro and jalapeños. Remove bell pepper from zip-lock bag and peel off the charred layer. Remove ribs and seeds from pepper and chop. Add chopped pepper to the bowl with the corn. In a separate small bowl, combine the Italian dressing mix, vinegar, water and oil and stir until well combined. Pour over salsa and stir until everything is evenly coated in dressing. Serve. Refrigerate leftover salsa.
Jenn's Notes: The Italian Dressing Mix is found down the salad dressing aisle, by the packets of ranch dressing mix.