Cajun Corn Salsa

I once had a friend from Louisiana give me a can of  Tony Chachere’s seasoning for Christmas one year.

“It’ll change your life,” she told me.

How could anyone be that excited over a premade seasoning mix? Well, if you’ve had the chance to try Tony Chachere’s products, then you’ll know why. If not, then what are you waiting for? Find out for yourself.

I’ve incorporated the Creole seasoning with a basic corn salsa recipe. It has just the right amount of kick to wow your tastebuds and your tailgating guests.

Cajun Corn Salsa

Recipe by The Tailgate Traveler


  • 4 ears of sweet corn, shucked
  • 2 tbls. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tbl. Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning, add more if you like your salsa extra spicy
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1 handful cilantro, minced (for garnish)


Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Using tongs, carefully place the shucked ears of corn into the pot. Boil the corn for about 5 minutes; place the lid on the pot while it boils.

Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave. After the butter has melted, pour it into a large bowl. Add the smoked paprika and Tony Chachere’s seasoning. Stir until fully incorporated into the butter mixture. Next, dice 2 tomatoes, chop 1 bunch of green onions, and mince 1 handful of cilantro; add to the bowl and stir.

After the corn is ready, transfer it with tongs to a plate to cool. Once the corn has cooled, take a knife and cut the corn off the cob. Transfer the corn to the bowl. Give the corn and butter mixture a good stir before you let it chill.

Serve the cajun corn salsa with tortilla chips.

Image credit: The Tailgate Traveler 



2 Responses to “Cajun Corn Salsa”
  1. Terry says:

    We made this for our Cajun Christmas celebration. Excellent. Very little left over. I made it the day ahead and addded the cilantro just befor serving.

    • Emily Hull says:

      Glad to hear you enjoyed it, Terry! A Cajun Christmas celebration sounds like tons of fun. Happy Holidays! –Emily