Tomato-less Sweet Corn Salsa (Trader Joe’s Copycat!)
Are you stick of hearing stories about me adjusting to life after Kansas City? Well I have one more today and it revolves around Trader Joe’s and a salsa that I found there about two weeks before we moved our lives to Central Missouri. Tomato-less Sweet Corn & Pepper Salsa. It’s slightly sweet with a hint of spice and beautiful textures that I – kid you not – discovered two weeks before we moved.
Why is this an issue? Well, because we are at least two hours from the nearest TJ’s. This is troublesome, my friends. My favorite wine, my favorite cheese, my favorite coffee and now my favorite sweet corn salsa can only be found in that funky little store.
I’m done ranting now. Not because they have decided to build a Trader Joe’s here but because it’s summer time and because sweet corn is readily available at my local farmer’s market, along with red bell peppers and jalapeno peppers and combined together with some onions, sugar, mustard seed and seasonings, I made what I believe to be a pretty close competitor.
Paul, although biased, voted mine to be better – it tasted fresher with farmer’s market ingredients and he thought the sweetness was much more balanced in the fresh version. I might be able to make it without a TJ’s after all!
And what better salsa to kick off summer on Memorial Day. Your BBQ won’t be complete without this perfect sweet and spicy mix!
The full recipe can be found at Imperial Sugar: Sweet Corn & Pepper Salsa!
Disclosure: I have an ongoing relationship with Imperial Sugar for recipe development. All opinions are my own.