There are many, many things I love about Chipotle. I could go on and on discussing how amazing their guacamole is, their cilantro-lime rice, etc. However, as much as I love the rice and guac I have a soft spot for one item on their menu in particular.
Roasted Corn Salsa.
The name of it is just delicious. I love the acidity, the salt, the sweet onion. I love the way is just makes everything come together in my burrito bowl to just make it perfect. You get the idea. The salsa is perfect. They never give me enough of it, I have to ask for more. No one seems to understand my love for it. Typical.
Have I convinced you that you need to try this? Good! Last weekended I simply HAD to have some of this but didn’t want to go and wait in line. So I decided to play around in my kitchen until I found the exact knock off recipe. My patience paid off, this is the perfect substitute for the real deal!
Copycat Roasted Corn Salsa
4 ears of fresh sweet corn
1 red onion
1/2 c of fresh cilantro
2 cloves of garlic (my boyfriend loves garlic so I up’d it. 1 clove is just fine)
Freshly ground sea salt (to taste)
Freshly ground multi-colored peppercorns (to taste)
Shuck all 4 ears of corn, ensuring all fibers and annoying things that get stuck in your teeth while eating corn on the cob are gone. Once cleaned, place the ears of corn either in a skillet on the stove or grill. Heat for about 5 minutes until corn becomes colorful and there is some browning.
While letting the corn cool, clean and remove the seeds of 2 jalapenos. Chop into bite-size pieces and put in a bowl. Slice 4 medium sized pieces of onion and chip into bite size pieces and add to jalapenos. Mince garlic and add to mixture.
Chop cilantro and add to corn and jalapeno bowl. Juice 2 limes thoroughly into the mixture.
Combine all ingredients together and serve warm or chilled!