And now, the end is near…How to say goodbye to summer with style (and salsa).

corn salsa

I had to pry this recipe out of Jenna Johansen, our resident star Innovation Chef.  I’m not exaggerating about the star part; she was featured on Around the World in 80 Plates. And, sadly, I am not exaggerating about having to pry the recipe from her. She is refusing to admit that summer is coming to an end; and you’ve got a love a girl that insists on eating up the last days of fun in the sun.

After talking to her in soothing tones and promising her a round of margaritas on me (and by me, I mean the company credit card), she shared this recipe for Summertime Farmer’s Market Corn Salsa. This quick, easy, full of flavor concoction is sure to please. It’s a perfect partner for chips and a great topping for fish or meat. And wow is it good with those margs. Happy Labor Day!

Summertime Farmer’s Market Corn Salsa

Prep time: 10 minutes | Serves: 10


  • 3 ears corn, local and fresh if possible
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2TBL extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste


  • Wall all vegetables, cut as necessary
  • Peel corn, blanch (if desired) in boiling water for three minutes, immediately placing in ice water to stop cooking
  • Cut corn off the cob
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl and serve

One thought on “And now, the end is near…How to say goodbye to summer with style (and salsa).

  1. Perfect timing! I have been invited to spend a glorious day at the beach with an intimate group of forty. We are all to bring a dish to share and this will be a hit! It’s also not too much labor for Labor Day!

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