Corn Salsa Recipe – Fresh and Flavorful

Hello my dear friends! Yukiko here, bubbling with excitement to share my vibrant Corn Salsa recipe. When summer is in full swing and sweet corn comes into season, I can’t resist transforming those tender kernels into a fun dip or relish. This corn salsa captures the essence of sunny days – it’s fresh, colorful, and full of flavor!

Beyond just being delicious, this salsa holds nostalgia for me. It brings back fond memories of neighborhood block parties and backyard BBQs under the warm summer sun. I wanted to bottle up that carefree joy with bursts of lime, cilantro, jalapeño and the sweet crunch of corn. It’s music to my ears!

Additionally, I adore supporting local farmers by enjoying peak seasonal produce. Corn is at its absolute best right now, so this salsa provides the perfect opportunity to highlight those sweet kernels. Blending them with tomato, onion, and zesty seasoning creates a relish that sings of summer. It makes my heart sing!

I do hope my version captures that free-spirited flavor. I gently aimed to keep each bright note – the sweet corn, the tart lime, the spicy jalapeño. Please know this salsa was made with love for summer and all the fun it brings. Now won’t you join me in a big scoop? Let’s have our own little block party.

Corn Salsa
Blending corn salsa

Blending Corn Salsa Recipe

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Corn Salsa

Blending corn salsa creates a smooth and flavorful dip, combining the sweetness of corn with the tanginess of salsa ingredients, resulting in a delightful and versatile condiment.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: corn
CookingStyle: Blending
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 49kcal
Author: Yukiko
Cost: $10
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  • Add all ingredients into the blender container. Secure the lid.
  • Start the blending at low speed, then quickly increase to highest speed and blend until getting chunky consistency.⅝
  • Serve and enjoy.



  • For a smoky twist, grill the corn on the cob before removing the kernels for your salsa.
  • Customize the spice level by adjusting the amount of jalapenos or adding a pinch of cayenne pepper for an extra kick.
  • Try using heirloom tomatoes or cherry tomatoes for a burst of color and sweetness.
  • You can add diced avocado to make it even creamier and add a buttery touch to your salsa.
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Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.6g | Sugar: 3.1g
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Why This Corn Salsa is Great:

Corn Salsa is a versatile and delightful accompaniment to almost any meal. Its bright and refreshing taste adds a burst of flavor to your dishes and brings a smile to everyone’s face.

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Perfect for a summer cookout or a casual weeknight dinner, this salsa showcases the beauty of simple ingredients that come together in a harmonious dance of flavors.

Corn Salsa
Elevate your taste buds with this vibrant and tangy salsa that pairs perfectly with your favorite mexican dishes.

Cooking tips blending Corn Salsa

When grilling the corn, I highly recommend using the husks to enclose and steam the kernels. This infuses them with sweet, smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with the zippy salsa. If you prefer, roasting corn in the oven gives great results too. Just be sure not to overcook, as we want tender yet toothsome kernels.

Chopping the veggies calls for a gentle hand and patience. For the best texture, I carefully dice the tomatoes and onions into small yet visible pieces without pureeing them. And I finely mince the jalapeño and cilantro to better distribute throughout the salsa. Remember, we can always add more spice, but we can’t take it out!

For the lime juice, start with 2 tablespoons and adjust to taste. Too much can make the salsa too tart. I gently squeeze the halves one at a time over a measuring spoon to control the amount better. And be sure to stir up all those happy flavors right before serving!

Corn Salsa By Blending
Elevate your taste buds with this vibrant and tangy salsa that pairs perfectly with your favorite mexican dishes.

Serving Suggestions:

Pair it with BLW Black Beans, Scallion Kimchi, or Bean Sprout Rice for a tasty and nutritious vegetarian meal, where the satisfying crunch of the veggies complements the sweetness of the corn. Alternatively, use the salsa as a flavorful topper for Chicken or Steak Teriyaki, as the sweet and savory glazed meat harmoniously pairs with the bright salsa.

Indulge in a delightful combination by scooping up the salsa with Spicy Beef Stew or Schezwan Noodles, where the heat of the dishes is perfectly cooled by the sweet corn and tomato. For a hearty appetizer, serve the salsa alongside Scallion Pancakes, Vegetable Maki sushi rolls, or Crispy Cheese Donkatsu for dipping, creating a fusion of flavors and textures.

Balance out the richness of the salsa by pairing it with lighter sides like a refreshing Kohlrabi Salad or a delectable Spinach Quiche. Additionally, garnish dishes such as Tofu Kimchi Soup or Vegetarian Ramen with the salsa for a pop of freshness, adding a burst of flavor to these savory options. The versatility of this salsa makes it a delightful addition to a wide range of meals, enhancing each bite with its colorful and flavorful profile.


Corn Salsa Recipe
Discover the convenience and taste of corn salsa prepared in a blender – a burst of summer flavors in every bite.

Q1: Can I use frozen corn for this salsa? While fresh corn is recommended for the best taste, you can use frozen corn if fresh corn is not in season. Just make sure to thaw and drain it before blending.

Q2: How long can I store the leftovers? Stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, this Corn Salsa can last for up to 2-3 days. Make sure to stir it before serving.

Q3: Is this salsa spicy? The spiciness of the salsa depends on the amount of jalapenos used. If you prefer a milder version, remove the seeds and membranes from the jalapenos.

Q4: Can I make this salsa ahead of time? Absolutely! This Corn Salsa can be prepared in advance and refrigerated until you’re ready to serve it. It actually tastes even better when the flavors have a chance to meld together.

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Q5: Can I freeze the Corn Salsa? I don’t recommend freezing this salsa, as the texture of the vegetables may change once thawed, affecting the overall taste.

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This vibrant Corn Salsa turned out to be the perfect summer appetizer! Bursting with sweet corn, zesty lime, and fresh cilantro, it captures the essence of the season in one delicious dip.

I love that it comes together quickly in the food processor. Simply pulse the corn kernels with the rest of the veggies and seasonings for a chunky relish, or process a bit longer for a smoother salsa consistency. Either way, you end up with a fresh and flavorful condiment for chips, tacos, grilled meats, and more.

The sweetness of the corn paired with the acidity of the lime and heat of the jalapeño creates a wonderful flavor balance. I also think toasting the cumin adds a wonderful depth of flavor. This is definitely a salsa I will be making year after year when corn is at the peak of season.

For more summery appetizers, dips, and sides, head over to I have over 20 recipes perfect for backyard barbecues, pool parties, and potlucks. You’ll find crowd-pleasing options like Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Potato Salad, and more!

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