Introduction: Corn Salsa

Corn salsa is so simple and tasty. I've been sick the past couple of days and it was one of the only things that sounded good. :) This salsa is best with fresh corn, but it works well with frozen corn too! Just pop it in the microwave to defrost or leave it overnight in the fridge.

  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups fresh or defrosted corn
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1 jalapeno or serrano pepper
  • 1/2 tomato or a few cherry or grape tomatoes (if tomatoes are out of season, the smaller ones will taste better!)
  • 1-2 limes
  • salt
  • chili powder
  • cilantro
  1. Dice the onion, tomatoes and jalapenos and dump into a big bowl with the corn (I like to scoop out the excess seeds and liquid from the tomatoes, but you don't have to!)
  2. Add a pinch of salt, a pinch of chili powder and the juice of one lime.
  3. Taste and add more lime and salt as needed!
You will want to use lots of salt. I normally put in two big pinches, which always seems like far too much but works perfectly. You do need quite a lot to balance out the sweetness of the corn. Same with lime juice - you'll use more than you think! It's never more than two limes, though.

Keep in mind that this is best eaten right away - the salt will pull water out of the veg and make it runny after a while. :)


onrust (author)2013-01-17

Man, that dish just jumps out at you. Your photos never go unappreciated.

timwikander (author)2013-01-15

Seriously making me hungry. Really nice.

midsummermuse (author)2013-01-06

This looks delicious! Could you think of another ingredient to cut the sweetness instead of salt for low salt diets? Like more jalapenos and cilantro? Thanks :-)


Honestly, I'd do a little more lime juice and some cilantro. :D That should help balance it out perfectly.

I live with a boy who hates cilantro, or I would have been using it and less salt!

GinaT (author)2013-01-06

Thanks!! This was yummy! I made it this morning..I used only half of the jalapeno because I am a sissy!

ATatteredCanvas (author)2013-01-06

You make me hungry! I'll have try this.

RollerScrapper (author)2013-01-05

ooh this looks so good, bright and vibrant! I love the photo of the tomatoes!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-01-05

Yum! Healthy and delicious!

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