Sweet Corn Cakes with Roasted Vegetable Salsa

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These delicious sweet corn cakes are prepared with corn flour, making them gluten-free. They’re topped with a delicious roasted vegetable salsa, which will make you rethink your loyalty to the traditional chilled variety. This corn cake recipe is easy to put together and makes a scrumptious meal that the whole family will love. If you’re looking for a great way to use up fresh summer produce, you can’t go wrong with these corn cakes with roasted vegetable salsa.

Note: If you don’t have corn flour, you can simply process regular corn meal in a blender or food processor until you have a fine, flour-like texture.

Sweet Corn Cakes with Roasted Vegetable Salsa

Sweet Corn Cakes with Roasted Vegetable Salsa

Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 3 corn cakes and 3/4 cup salsa | Calories: 350 | Total Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 7 mg | Sodium: 494 mg | Carbohydrates: 44 g | Dietary Fiber: 5 g | Sugars: 9 g | Protein: 6 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8 |


    Roasted Vegetable Salsa:
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
    Corn Cakes:
  • 1 1/2 cups corn flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups corn kernels, preferably fresh
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    For serving:
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Toss the zucchini and onion with the seasonings and olive oil and lay on the sheet pan. Roast for 20-25 minutes, until tender.
  3. Combine the tomatoes, corn kernels, cilantro, garlic, and lime juice in a large bowl. When the vegetables are done roasting, toss them with the tomato mixture.
  4. To make the corn cakes, combine the corn flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Add the butter, milk, and honey and stir. Beat the eggs until light yellow and add to the mix. Stir and fold in the corn.
  5. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. Drop the batter onto the pan to form 3 inch pancakes and cook until bubbly. Flip and cook until browned on both sides.
  6. To serve, top the corn cakes with the salsa and the goat cheese.

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2 Comments on "Sweet Corn Cakes with Roasted Vegetable Salsa"

  1. Julie  February 20, 2017

    Should it be baking soda or baking powder? I hope I’m guessing the correct one!


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