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Sweet Corn Salsa

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This sweet corn salsa recipe is quick and easy to make. Enjoy it with some corn chip or on taco night, you will love the fresh and vibrant flavors of this salsa!

sweet corn salsa in white bowl with lime and cilantro beside bowl

This sweet corn salsa is the perfect way to use some leftover ears of sweet corn.

Its very similar to the corn salsa recipe from Chipotle.

It is a quick and easy appetizer, or side dish, or heck, why not even add it on top of some grilled chicken or pork chops.

Try these other easy salsa recipes:

white bowl with corn, chopped peppers, chopped red onion and chopped cilantro next to lime wedges and cilantro

How to make sweet corn salsa

This recipe is very simple to make! Here is a brief overview of the recipe to give you an idea of how it works. For the full set of directions and measurements, please make sure you scroll down to the recipe card below!

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ingredients.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Place in the fridge and allow to chill for at least 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to combine well
  • Serve and enjoy.

*Recipe Note: This recipe is great with corn fresh off the cob, frozen and thawed, or from a can that has been rinsed and drained.

Storage information

This homemade salsa can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Ways to use sweet corn salsa

This sweet corn salsa is the perfect way to use leftover ears of sweet corn, and its also an excellent addition to many meals.

Great ways to use this salsa:

  • As a quick and easy appetizer with tortilla chips
  • A simple side dish to serve with ground pork tacos or steak tacos
  • on top of grilled chicken or pork chops
corn salsa in white bowl surrounded by tortilla chips

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sweet corn salsa in white bowl with lime and cilantro beside bowl

Sweet Corn Salsa

This sweet corn salsa recipe is quick and easy to make. Whether you enjoy it with some corn chips or use it to top grilled chicken or pork chops, you will love its fresh and vibrant flavors!
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Course: Dips For Kids, Kid Friendly Side Dishes, Kid Friendly Snacks and Appetizers
Cuisine: American, Southwest, Latin American
Keyword: 5 ingredient recipe, appetizer recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 50kcal
Author: Jenni


  • 2 cups sweet corn
  • 1 medium jalapeno finely diced (you could also use green or red bell pepper)
  • ½ red onion finely chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes to “marinate” and then Enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 212IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.4mg


  1. I like to use uncooked sweet corn kernels in my black bean salad and I'll bet they would be really good in this recipe. Still very sweet, but they add a really nice crunch to the dish. This sounds delicious and will be added to my recipe box!

  2. Govt official asks: Can you prove you are a resident of Iowa?
    Perfect response from Jenni: "I once got in a fight over which state had the best sweet corn!"

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