Corn Salsa

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Savory corn salsa with a little kick of spice! Serve it with your favorite tortilla chips or over fish, chicken, or pork! So many yummy uses for this delicious and simple salsa.

Corn salsa recipe in bowl

easy Corn Salsa dip

Fresh corn salsa is my jam. It’s filling, healthy, and the flavors are undeniably delicious. The subtle sweetness from the corn pairs perfectly with the spicy jalapeños. It has just enough heat to make you coming back for more!

Corn salsa is such a great snack or appetizer idea to bring to a potluck or dinner party. Just don’t forget the chips! Corn salsa won’t last long with hungry people around.

Sweet and salty corn salsa is also great for burrito bowls, serving on top of tacos, or over fish or poultry. It tastes so yummy is goes with about any Mexican dish out there. And of course you can eat it alone with chips.

How to make corn salsa - ingredients on cutting board

How to Make Corn Salsa

This recipes calls for canned corn but you can definitely use fresh corn off the cob if you have it! You could also grill the corn on the cob and use that too—would give it a nice grilled taste!

To make, chop the jalapeño, bell pepper, and onion and put it into a bowl with the corn kernels.

Mix in the lime juice, olive oil, sugar, and salt. Toss everything gently to combine. Lastly, chop up the cilantro and  mix it in. Serve it chilled or at room temperature.

Corn Salsa variations

Change up the recipe by adding in any of these variations:

  • grilled corn
  • grape tomatoes
  • garlic
  • orange or red bell pepper
  • black beans
  • avocado

These ingredients add different flavors that can take this corn salsa to a whole new level.

Corn salsa dip ingredients in bowl

What to serve with corn salsa

This easy corn salsa is super yummy on it’s own with your favorite tortilla chips but it also goes well with lots of other Mexican dishes. Fish, chicken, pork, just to name a few! You can also add it to:

So many options!

How long does corn salsa last?

If you have any leftover Mexican corn salsa, keep it in an airtight container in the fridge. It should last for 4-5 days.

Fresh corn salsa in black bowl

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Corn Salsa Recipe

5 from 9 votes

Savory corn salsa with a little kick of spice! Serve it with your favorite tortilla chips or over fish, chicken, or pork!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Calories 124 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 1 15 oz. can corn fresh cut corn kernels
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 2 tbsp red onion chopped
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped


  1. In a bowl, mix corn, green pepper, jalapeno and red onion. 

  2. Stir in lime juice, 2 teaspoons olive oil, sugar and salt. Chop and add cilantro just before serving.



Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    I love salsas with corn in it! This was super tasty & so easy to make! I love that it’s a change from the tomato based salsas.

  2. 5 stars
    Wow! This is a great salsa to use in shredded CHICKEN or mix with rice. Im DEFINITELY going to serve this more often

  3. 5 stars