Tomato Free Corn Salsa – Copycat Trader Joe’s Tomato Less Corn Salsa (Sugar Free Version)

Tomatoless Corn Salsa

A delicious, sweet, completely tomato free corn salsa. Serve as a dip with tortilla chips or top Mexican food like tacos or tostadas.

While Trader Joe’s version of this tomatoless corn salsa contains sugar, this recipe is sugar free. In addition, instead of adding jalopeno peppers, you can easily omit them, as I did.

Trader Joe’s Corn and Tomato-Less Chile Salsa Ingredients:

Corn, sugar, onions, red bell peppers, jalapeño peppers, distilled vinegar, crushed red pepper, black pepper, coriander seeds, mustard seed salt, guar gum.

Copycat Trader Joe’s Tomatoless Corn Salsa (Sugar Free)

Corn replaces traditional chopped tomatoes and stevia replaces sugar which is found in Trader Joe’s Tomatoless Corn Salsa.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 teaspoon neutral-flavored oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped yellow onion 22 g
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper 22 g
  • 1 (15 ounce) can corn, drained (425 g) (Great Value Organic)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red hot chili oil
  • 2-1/2 tsp 5g coriander seeds
  • 1-1/4 teaspoon 5g mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered guar gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered stevia powder*
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon iced water
  • 1 tablespoon diced jalapeño peppers (optional)


  1. Preheat a small skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño pepper; sauté until tender.

  2. To a cold saucepan, add corn, water, vinegar, chili oil, coriander seeds, and mustard seeds.
  3. Stir the guar gum, salt, stevia, and pepper together and sprinkleover the “cold” corn mixture and stir to combine. (Once the mixture becomes hot, the guar gum will create lumps.)
  4. Add sauteed onion and bell pepper and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from the stove and stir in cold water. Pour into canning jars or your favorite glass container and allow to cool completely. Then, seal with a lid and refrigerate to chill.
    Gluten Free Tomato Less Corn Salsa


*Sugar Version: Omit stevia and add sugar, to taste.

Roasted Potato Wedges – The Best Ever!

Potato Wedges

I have to admit that these roasted potato wedges taste more like potato skins than a side dish, but how great is that? This recipe doesn’t contain as much cheese as potato skins yet contain so much flavor. They are also naturally gluten free. These potato wedges make great appetizers served plain or with sour cream and as a side dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Gluten Free Blooming Onion or Petals and Dipping Sauce

Gluten Free Blooming Onion

Wow! Now, this is what I’m talking about! This is much better than my first Gluten Free Bloom’in Onion Recipe. In my earlier recipe, I adapted Chef Rob’s Gluten Free Onion Rings Recipe. This time, I used the spices that I enjoy most without it tasting like a spicy taco. Even the sauce is more on the mild side. I can’t wait to make them again. Don’t miss the Variation in the “Tips” section.

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Keto Mozzarella Sticks (Gluten Free)

Keto Mozzarella Sticks

Without the use of coconut flour, this gluten free Keto Mozzarella Sticks recipe gives new meaning to the low-carb diet. The recipe was perfected in multiple ways from seasoning to temperature of the cheese sticks and oil. Getting enough fat is the most difficult part of the keto diet. Here is a tasty solution. You can even fry them in advance to feed a crowd.

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Santa Strawberries

Santa Strawberries

Christmas doesn’t have to be complicated. You can make these adorable Santa strawberries in minutes. Everyone will think they’re so cute! Show them that you thought of them enough to make something homemade and festive. Kids love making these too! I can picture these on waffles, pancakes, at a dessert table, or even a breakfast buffet.

Contains dairy OR coconut.

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