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Savory corn salsa has a little kick of spice! There are so many yummy uses for this delicious and simple salsa.

Fresh corn salsa is a great way to top your Mexican dishes or serve with chips & salsa. For more salsa recipes try Black Bean and Corn Salsa and Mango Salsa.

Corn salsa recipe served in a black bowl.

We Love an Easy Dip!

Fresh corn salsa is my jam. This salsa is filling, and healthy, and the flavors are undeniably delicious.

Why we love it:

  • Quick and easy. Just chop and mix, it’s ready in minutes!
  • Flavor! The subtle sweetness from the corn pairs perfectly with the spicy jalapeños. It has just enough heat to keep you coming back for more!
  • For sharing. Corn salsa is such a great snack or appetizer, a perfect dip to bring to a potluck or dinner party. Just don’t forget the chips!
  • Perfect for pairing. It goes with about any Mexican dish. And of course, you can eat it alone with chips.
Corn, peppers, onions ingredients on a cutting board.

Corn Salsa Ingredients

  • corn – use canned, fresh from the cob, or even grilled corn kernels. In a pinch, use frozen corn just thaw and drain any excess liquid.
  • jalapeno pepper or more mild poblano peppers. For less heat remove the seeds and membrane before dicing the remaining jalapeno. If you love heat, leave all or some of it in.
  • green bell pepper or orange or red bell pepper.
  • red onion 
  • lime juice 1 to 2 medium-sized limes will produce 3 tablespoons. Or use bottled lime juice.
  • olive oil
  • sugar
  • garlic salt (with parsley flakes)
  • cilantro chopped
Corn, chopped onion, peppers, and jalapenos in a white bowl.

How to Make Corn Salsa

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

Recipe Tips

Fresh corn salsa served in a black bowl.

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5 from 12 votes

Corn Salsa Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Savory corn salsa has a little kick of spice! There are so many yummy uses for this delicious and simple salsa.
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes


  • 1 (15-ounce) can corn ,drained or fresh cut corn kernels
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red onion chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt (with parsley flakes)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
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  • In a bowl, mix corn, green pepper, jalapeno, and red onion. 
  • Stir in lime juice, olive oil, sugar and salt. Chop and add cilantro just before serving.


Calories: 124kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1167mg, Potassium: 156mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 425IU, Vitamin C: 79.4mg, Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
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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. Amy Huntley says:

    5 stars
    I love how healthy and natural this Corn Salsa is! Delicious!

  2. Toni says:

    5 stars
    This recipe just tastes like summer! It’s so easy to make and my family loves it.

  3. Lily says:

    5 stars

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      Great idea! I will have to do that! Thank you!

  4. katerina @ says:

    5 stars
    This corn salsa sounds incredibly delicious!! I can’t wait to try it!

  5. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    this is a great salsa if your not looking for alot of heat. So easy to put together and great tasting!

  6. misty says:

    5 stars
    So REFRESHING and good. I took this salsa to a family dinner and it was gone in no time! everyone love it!

  7. Amy L Huntley says:

    5 stars
    I love trying out new salsa recipes! this one is a keeper for sure!

  8. Kristina says:

    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

  9. Becca says:

    5 stars
    Such a fun party appetizer!

  10. Joy says:

    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.