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.

Bfree Sweet Potato Wraps Copycat Recipe (Gluten Free)

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Wrap

BFree makes gluten free sweet potato wraps that contain a ton of ingredients. I just happen to have most of them on hand. So, when I heard they were good, I had to develop a recipe for them. They are so flexible, yet not gummy, that you won’t believe they’re gluten free. This Bfree sweet potato wraps copy recipe is easy to make too. Enjoy!

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Three Bakers Whole Grain 5-Seed Bread Copycat Recipe

Three Bakers Whole Grain bread

Without the use of corn dextrin, rice bran, calcium enzymes, and calcium sulfates (like the original recipe), you can make this copycat gluten free whole grain 5-seed bread recipe similar to Three Bakers brand. This bread is flavorful, seedy, and has the texture of sliced sourdough. It also stays fresher longer than traditional gluten free homemade bread.

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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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Easy Gluten Free Snowball Cake (Naturally Colored or Leave White)

Gluten Free Snowball Cake

Remember those pink Hostess Snoballs? They were made of chocolate cake with a creamy and spongy marshmallow filling. That same spongey white filling was on the outside as well. Then, the entire thing was covered in pink coconut. This gluten free snowball cake is made the same but with natural food coloring. You don’t need a special pan to make this delicious cake, just two round cake pans, and a large bowl.

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Cinnamon Churro Marshmallows Copycat Recipe Gluten Free or Homemade Marshmallows

Cinnamon Churro Marshmallows

Homemade Gluten Free Cinnamon Churro Marshmallows with the following variations: Strawberry, Vanilla, Candy Cane, Hot Chocolate, Lemon, Almond, Chocolate-Almond, Chocolate-Cinnamon, Shortbread, Chocolate-Shortbread, and More!

There is nothing like homemade marshmallows. They are softer and more flavorful. Think marshmallow fluff but sturdier, and they can be turned into any flavor you want. The Cinnamon Churro Marshmallows flavor is made up of cinnamon-flavored marshmallows with a crunchy sweet cinnamon texture on the outside. They’re unique and addictive. Unfortunately, this flavor of Smashmallows brand is not gluten free. So, take the time to make them yourself. It’s pretty simple. You have to try this recipe at least once.

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Cup4Cup Gluten Free Multigrain Bread Mix Copycat Recipe

Cup4Cup Gluten Free Multigrain Bread Mix

Cup4Cup now makes a gluten free multigrain bread mix that contains very little white refined starch, in this case, tapioca flour. All of the other flours are made of whole grains such as oat, millet, sorghum, buckwheat, teff, as well as flax seed meal. The great thing about this copycat recipe is that you can change whatever you cannot tolerate. Provided are substitutes for oat flour, xanthan gum, and even eggs. This recipe is naturally dairy-free.

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Watermelon Wink Ice Cream Copycat Recipe (Machine or Not)

Watermelon Wink Ice Cream

What you may call low-carb sugar-free dairy-free ice cream, Wink calls a plant-based frozen dessert. I’ve managed to create a copycat recipe for Wink ice cream that you can make at a fraction of the cost compared to $8 per pint. We all know, you’re going to eat the entire pint! It’s only 4 carbs and 100 calories. So, that can get expensive! Make your own at home in a variety of flavors. It literally is guilt-free. Continue reading “Watermelon Wink Ice Cream Copycat Recipe (Machine or Not)”

Wink Frozen Desserts Copycat Recipe – Cinnamon Bun (100 Calories and 4 Net Carbs Per Pint)

Showing the cinnamon bun flavor of a frozen dessert with ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks

I recently had cinnamon ice cream in a restaurant in Carmel and ended up creating a Cinnamon Gelato Recipe. Now that I need to shed a few pounds I’m back to eating my favorite diet frozen dessert, Copycat Wink Frozen Desserts. This time I created a cinnamon bun frozen dessert flavor, better than the Wink brand! I also now provide you with a non-legume and complete protein versions that have a much better texture and flavor. Enjoy! Continue reading “Wink Frozen Desserts Copycat Recipe – Cinnamon Bun (100 Calories and 4 Net Carbs Per Pint)”