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Sweet with a kick... this corn and poblano salsa has a wonderful roasted flavor!
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5 from 3 votes

Roasted Corn and Poblano Salsa

Sweet with a kick... this corn and poblano salsa has a wonderful roasted flavor!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: The Chunky Chef


  • 2 poblano peppers
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 4 or 5 ears of corn husk and silk removed
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • cup Handful of fresh cilantro chopped (about 1/4 )
  • cup ¼ large red onion finely diced (about ½ )
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • tsp ½ salt


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray. Place corn on the baking sheet and brush generously with melted butter. Season liberally with, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper.
  • Add jalapeno and poblano peppers to baking sheet and spray tops with cooking spray.
  • Roast in oven for 10 minutes. Turn the corn and flip peppers over. Continue to roast another 10 minutes.
  • Remove poblanos and jalapeno from oven and transfer to a bowl or large ziploc bag. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap or a tight fitting lid (or seal the bag if you're using one).
  • Let the peppers stand for 15-20 minutes. Turn corn and continue to roast another 10-15 minutes, or until golden and lightly charred.
  • You'll notice the peppers have been filling the bowl or bag up with steam. That will make the next step easier.
  • Use your fingers or a spoon to peel skin from the poblanos and jalapeno. Remove the stem, ribs and seeds (if desired), and discard. Finely dice the peppers.
  • Remove corn from oven and set aside for about 5 minutes. Cut kernels from cob (use your bundt pan for easy cleanup).
  • While the corn is cooling, in a mixing bowl, combine red onions with red wine vinegar. Let marinate for 10 minutes or so.
  • Add corn, diced peppers and remaining ingredients to the bowl. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving (for best flavor).


** if you can't get fresh corn, you can use 2 1/4 cups of frozen corn (thawed).
** if you can't get fresh poblano or jalapeno peppers, you can use jarred roasted poblanos and jarred jalapeno slices (about 3/4 - 1 cup total, including both peppers).