Corn Salsa

This Easy Corn Salsa recipe makes the perfect addition to tacos, chips and even salads. It comes together in a flash and is a total crowd pleaser. 

Who else is ready for all things spring and summer? I know I am. Especially when it comes to tacos. Shrimp Tacos, Slow Cooker Pulled Pork tacos and Steak Tacos. I am ready for them all.

And I’m ready for all the salsas too. Salsas like this Corn Salsa.

Easy Corn Salsa with tortilla chips

For the longest time, I was a purest when it came to salsa. I only ate tomato salsa. How boring huh?

Back in the day I wouldn’t touch corn salsa. My view on salsa entirely changed when I made Cabbage Salsa. I started thinking, I’ve missed out by not trying more variations. Now today, I’m like GIVE ME ALL THE SALSA.

What ingredients do you need to make corn salsa?

To make corn salsa, you’ll need corn. Obviously.

In addition to sweet yellow corn, I like to add red onions, jalapeños, cilantro, fresh garlic and lime juice.

Ingredients for corn salsa

As far as spices go, I kept it pretty simple: salt, chipotle powder and a pinch of sugar.

The chipotle powder is totally optional. I like it because it adds a smoky kick. If you can’t find it, regular chili powder will work. If you want to keep the spice level down, you can omit it all together.

Do you use fresh or canned corn for corn salsa?

If it was summer right now, I would use fresh corn in a heart beat. I would boil the corn for a couple of minutes, allow it to cool,  remove the kernels from the cob and use it in this recipe.

This Easy Corn Salsa recipe makes the perfect addition to tacos, chips and even salads. It comes together in a flash and is a total crowd pleaser. 

Alas, it is not summer and I cannot find fresh corn anywhere. That leaves me with canned. And you know what? Corn salsa with canned corn is equally as delicious.

Not to mention, a lot easier.

This Easy Corn Salsa recipe makes the perfect addition to tacos, chips and even salads. It comes together in a flash and is a total crowd pleaser. 

The hardest part about making this corn salsa is waiting for the flavors to meld. Sure, it is pretty good right away. However, if you refrigerate it for even just 30 minutes the flavors really have a chance to develop into this sweet n’ spicy corn salsa that you are sure to love.

Don’t forget the homemade tortilla chips to dip in it!

 

This corn salsa is easy to make and loaded with goodies. It makes a great dip for chips, a topping for tacos and even salads. #salsa #corn

Corn Salsa Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time:
5 based on 7 reviews

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can unsalted corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • salt to taste

Instructions

1

Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Notes

Nutrition facts not guaranteed.

Nutrition information

Calories: 86 , Total Fat: 0.7g , Saturated Fat: 0.1g , Cholesterol: 0mg , Sodium: 163mg , Carbohydrates: 20.8g , Fiber: 2.4g , Sugar: 4.2g , Protein: 2.6g

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  • Reply
    Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
    March 8, 2019 at 5:29 am

    I need to try this immediately, it looks so good!

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    Cathy
    March 7, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Oh my goodness….perfection!

  • Reply
    Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
    March 7, 2019 at 4:53 am

    I know for sure this would be a huge hit in my house!

  • Reply
    Allison
    March 6, 2019 at 9:39 am

    I could make a meal out of this! It’s so good!

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    Chrissie Baker
    March 6, 2019 at 1:44 am

    Love your recipes and the options you provide to make substitutes! I share your site with my friends. Simple, delicious & always healthy!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    March 5, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    I’ll be making this is a lot for my spring get togethers!!

  • Reply
    Jen
    March 5, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    This tastes so fresh and delicious! I love that bit of red onion mixed in.

  • Reply
    Jamie
    March 5, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    This sounds so good! I need an appetizer for this weekend and I will be serving this! Thanks!

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