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Easy Corn Salsa

Whether you need a simple fresh side dish, something to dip your chips in, or something to put on your tacos, this Corn Salsa will quickly become your new favorite go-to recipe.  Easy, tasty and totally refreshing!

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This corn salsa is so versatile!  I make this recipe all the time and put it on chicken tacos, meal prep burrito bowls, smoked tri-tip, and salads.  It goes with EVERYTHING!  Sometimes, I just dip my chips in it…

This recipe provides you with a fresh alternative to store-bought salsa.  Homemade salsas don’t contain preservatives or ingredients you can’t pronounce.  That’s definitely a bonus for any family that is trying to eat healthy.

There’s approximately ZERO prep time necessary to make this salsa.  You can throw this together anytime, including when you have last-minute guests.  (Trust me, they’ll be impressed.)

Corn salsa can be made up to a day in advance and stored in an airtight container.  The lime juice will keep the avocado from turning brown. Or, you can add the avocado at the last minute before serving if you prefer.

ingredients for corn salsa

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • frozen sweet corn
  • grape tomatoes
  • avocado
  • fresh cilantro
  • lime juice
  • salt and pepper

step by step making corn salsa

How to Make Corn Salsa:

  1. thaw corn and add to bowl
  2. chop tomatoes and avocado and stir in along with the lime juice and cilantro
  3. add salt and pepper to taste and stir very gently to combine

corn salsa in a gray bowl

Pro Tips:

Use frozen sweet corn.  It’s so much simpler than cutting fresh corn off the cob.  You can use fresh corn on the cob, but ensure it is cooked and cooled before using for this salsa. If you have leftover corn-on-the-cob, this is a great way to use it up.

Find a brand of frozen sweet corn you love.  You know the flavor will be consistent and you can specifically get sweet corn which is so important to this recipe.

Use grape tomatoes.  It’s easy to halve or quarter them quickly and you will have much less liquid and seeds than from other types of tomatoes.

With the avocados, you now have a couple of options.  You can, of course, get regular avocados, but frozen chopped avocados are available at some grocery stores.  I’ve been using them lately with great results!

Keep bottled lime juice on hand.  It’s great for quick recipes like this.

corn salsa on smoked tri tip

corn salsa in a gray bowl
5 from 1 vote

Corn Salsa

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Whether you need a simple fresh side dish, something to dip your chips in or something to put on your tacos, this Corn Salsa will quickly become your new favorite go-to recipe.  Easy, tasty and totally refreshing!
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Prep Time:15 mins
Total Time:15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn thawed
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes quartered
  • 1 large avocado chopped (or use frozen chunks, thawed)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Toss together thawed corn, quartered tomatoes, cilantro and chunks of avocado with lime juice
  • Add salt and pepper to taste

Notes

Meal Prep: make up to a day in advance store in  airtight container. 
If using fresh corn, ensure it is cooked and cooled before using 

Nutrition

Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 7.1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 64kcal
 
 

One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    This corn salsa looks delicious and has so many of my favorite flavors! I can’t wait to make it for our next Taco night. Thanks so much for the quick and easy recipe!

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