Mexican style corn salsa

For a healthy BBQ side dish that’s full of flavour, try this tangy Mexican Grilled Corn Salsa. Throw together juicy tomatoes, sweet and smoky corn, crunchy red onion and add a kick with jalepeños – add more if you like it hot.


  1. Take a griddle pan large enough to fit the corn cobs in side by side, and put it over a medium-high heat.
  2. Once hot, place the corn in the pan and grill for 15 minutes, turning regularly with tongs to make sure they cook evenly. Don’t worry about a few charred kernels – they’ll add a slightly smoky flavour.
  3. To test, use a fork to pierce a kernel – it should be tender and juicy. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  4. On a chopping board, tip each corn cob up vertically and use a sharp knife to slice off the corn. Tip into a large mixing bowl.
  5. Combine the lime juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and dried coriander (if using) and mix well.
  6. Finely dice the red onion and tomatoes and pop them in the bowl with the corn. Cut the jalepeño peppers as finely as you can, and add them along with the chopped fresh coriander. Pour over the lime juice mixture, and set aside to soak up the flavour.


  1. If sharing, tip the salsa into a big bowl, serve with tortilla chips, and let everyone dig in. Also great as a side dish to BBQ meat or veggie skewers, spicy rice or black

Useful Cooking Information


Metric Imperial
10 g½ oz
20 g¾ oz
25 g1 oz
50 g2 oz
75 g3 oz
110 g4 oz
150 g5 oz
175 g6 oz
200 g7 oz
225 g8 oz
250 g9 oz
275 g10 oz
350 g12 oz
450 g1 lb
500 g (½ kg)18 oz
700 g1½ lb
900 g2 lb
1 kg2¼ lb
1.3 kg3 lb
1.8 kg4 lb
2.2 kg5 lb


Metric Imperial
50 ml2 fl oz
75 ml3 fl oz
100 ml3½ fl oz
125 ml4 fl oz
150 ml5 fl oz¼ pint
200 ml7 fl oz
250 ml9 fl oz
300 ml10 fl oz½ pint
425 ml15 fl oz¾ pint
600 ml20 fl oz1 pint
800 ml1½ pint
1 l1¾ pints
1.2 l2 pints
1.5 l2½ pints
1.8 l3 pints
2 l3½ pints


Metric Imperial
5 mm¼ inch
1 cm½ inch
2 cm¾ inch
2.5 cm1 inch
3 cm1¼ inches
4 cm1½ inches
5 cm2 inches
10 cm3 inches
15 cm4 inches
20.5 cm6 inches
23 cm9 inches
25 cm10 inches
30 cm12 inches

Spoon measures - mean level measures unless the recipe says 'heaped'

Eggs - are always large for baking, unless recipe says otherwise

Oven Temperatures

Gas °F °C
Mark 1275140

Fan assisted ovens - remember to reduce temperatures by 20°C

Most Useful US/European Conversions

ButterUS 1 cup / 2 sticks8 oz220 g
SugarUS 1 cup6 oz175 g
FlourUS 1 cup4 oz110 g
LiquidUS 1 cup8 fl oz225 ml
Prepped OnionsUS 1 cup4 oz110 g
Cheese, GratedUS 1 cup4 oz110 g
Diced FruitUS 1 cup5 oz150 g
Fresh BreadcrumbsUS 1 cup2 oz55 g

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