Corn Pancakes with Fresh Chunky Salsa

Corn Pancakes with Fresh Chunky Salsa

I've always like corn pancakes, but I've found now that I really like them served with a refreshing and zesty no-cook chunky tomato and jalapeño salsa on a hot summer day. Easy, filling and a fresh tasting and satisfying dinner. This recipe can easily be doubled if you have more than 2 to 4 tummies to satisfy.

Corn Pancakes with Fresh Chunky SalsaCorn Pancakes with Fresh Chunky Salsa
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Published on March 23, 2009

Easy corn pancakes with cornmeal and whole corn served with a chunky, zesty no-bake tomato and jalapeño salsa — a great summer meal

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

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  • 3/4 cup unbleached white flour
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen and defrosted corn
  • 1 cup milk or plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • olive oil for frying
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • Combine the salsa ingredients in a medium bowl and stir to combine, or process in a blender or food processor if you want a smooth salsa.

  • Combine the flour, baking powder, cornmeal, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add the corn and stir in the milk or yogurt and cilantro until just combined. If the mixture is too dry, add more milk or yogurt.

  • Heat a few teaspoons of olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Spoon in 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter per pancake (about 2 inches wide). Cook until browned — roughly 5 minutes — and flip and cook the other side until browned. Add more oil as necessary. Keep the pancakes warm in a 150°F oven until ready to serve.

Makes 2 to 4 servings

Corn Pancakes with Fresh Chunky Salsa

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delhibelle said...

these look awesome, I have got to try these too.

Anonymous said...

I'd say you made the right choice! They look terrific, and I bet the salsa was just perfect as an accompaniment.

Vaidehi Bhave said...

delicious!! salsa looks very tempting..


Unknown said...

Corn cake and salsa both looks vibrant. Love the combo very much.

Arundathi said...

the corn cakes so good - at work right now and not looking fwd to a horrid lunch at the canteen! wish i could eat off the computer screen instead!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

This would be a delicious treat using sweet Ontario corn Lisa:D

Chitra said...


Anonymous said...

This looks so easy and delicious! :-)

CurryLeaf said...

Love it Lisa,thanks for the entry.The combo is very delicious

Anonymous said...

I have never heard of corn pancakes but they sure look good!

I am going to bookmark this recipe for later! Thanks!

eatme_delicious said...

Ooo this looks like an awesome meal!

Anonymous said...

Excellent as snacks!! I have cornmeal & corn. I am going to try these soon. Salsa is perfect with these.

Bits said...

You always have good, practical vegetarian recipes. I need more for my 2 vegetable fussy eater! Thanks!

Johanna GGG said...

love the cheery yellow of these pancakes - who could resist!

Usha said...

Love the sound of these corn pancakes, looks so inviting !

Suganya said...

You are being kind, Lisa. I adore your blog :).

zlamushka said...

looks fantastic, I know what I am making for T&T in April :-)

Ivy said...

I am drooling. Both recipes sound delicious.

meteorito said...

Excellent recipe Lisa!!! I made these and really enjoyed them. Easy and very tasty. Only thing is that it seems the cilantro is left out in the instructions to mix the pancakes. I cooked everything up and still had it sitting on the counter! Oops!

Love your blog -I use the photos to inspire me when I feel too lazy to cook. It invariably gets me into the kitchen :D

Lisa Turner said...


Oops indeed! The cilantro goes in with the milk. I just edited my post. Thanks for pointing this out and thanks for your kind words.