An easy-to-make spicy sweet corn relish made with summer fresh produce and green chiles. Perfect as a dip or spoon it on grilled chicken, burgers, or hot dogs.
Spicy Sweet Corn Relish
I guess I should have declared this Green Chile Week because I am posting yet another recipe that includes green chile. And, yes, corn is making its second appearance but only because I had so much on hand, even after the corn cupcakes.
In deciding what to do with all the corn I thought about a really good corn relish that Trader Joe’s sells. My in-laws had given us a jar a while back and Dan and I loved it so much we ate all of it in one sitting.
Since I had never made relish I did some research and adapted a recipe I found at All Recipes. I was doubtful that my version would stand up to the Trader Joe’s version. I think Dan was skeptical, too, because when he asked “what’s that smell?” it wasn’t in the mmmm, that smells so good way it was more like the ummm, that smells weird way. I had to agree.
Despite the worry, the relish came out great. It had a nice balance of sweet and spicy and was just as good as the Trader Joe’s version. I think the secret is to let the relish simmer on the stove for at least an hour and then store it in the fridge for at least 8-12 hours before serving. That way all the flavors get plenty of time to meld before serving.
Dan and I enjoyed ours as a dip with chips, but I also think it would be great spooned over grilled chicken.
Make this corn relish a day in advance so all the flavors have time to mingle and merge before serving. Enjoy it as a dip or spooned on grilled chicken, burgers, or hot dogs.
- 3 cups fresh corn kernels
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1 whole yellow pepper, chopped
- 1/4 cup roasted green chiles, chopped
- 1 lb tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
- Combine all of the ingredients in a large pot. Bring it all to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for at least one hour. Store in the refrigerator for 8-12 hours before serving.
- Calories: 133
- Sugar: 13.2g
- Sodium: 677.4mg
- Fat: 0.7g
- Carbohydrates: 30.1g
- Fiber: 3.3g
- Protein: 3g