Simple Corn Homemade Salsa

Simple corn homemade salsa is a fresh, healthy recipe that you can make anytime of the year. This recipe is the perfect side dish or topping for your favorite burrito bowl or taco Tuesday.  Vegan, gluten free, dairy free and super simple to make!

simple corn homemade salsa is gluten free, vegan and low fat

What do you need to make the best homemade corn salsa:

  • Cooked fresh corn (grilled or boiled)
  • Tomatoes
  • Red onion
  • Cilantro
  • Lime juice
  • Salt
simple corn homemade salsa packed tomatoes, corn, onion

What other ingredients can you add to this homemade corn salsa:

  • Black beans or kidney beans
  • Roasted red pepper
  • Sliced jalapeno
  • Chopped roasted poblanos
  • Queso Fresco (or even goat cheese) if you can tolerate dairy

What to serve this vegan corn salsa with?

  • Taco night! Serve on top of fresh tacos, burrito bowls, or even enchiladas!
  • As a topping for salmon or chicken to add some flavor and color
  • On the side of your favorite cookout items
  • On eggs leftover roasted or grilled veggies for a simple breakfast scramble.
brightly colored simple corn homemade salsa

How to cut fresh corn from the cob

  • Once the corn is cooked and cooled enough to handle, here is how you can easily cut the corn away from the cob and not make a huge mess.
  • Get two bowls, one small and one pretty large. Flip the small bowl upside down and place it in the center of the large bowl.
  • Hold the ear of corn firmly on the upside down small bowl. Cut down the length of the cob in sawing motion, going around the entire ear of corn. All the kernels will fall into the large bowl, leaving you with NO MESS to clean up after.
simple corn homemade salsa in a bowl

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Simple Corn Homeade Salsa

This simple corn homemade salsa is a fresh, healthy recipe that brings bright sweet flavors to your next Mexican Inspired dish.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: salsa
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh corn - about 2 ears of corn
  • 1/2 cup chopped red peppers
  • 1 tomato - chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2-4 tbs. chopped cilantro
  • 2 juice of limes
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt


  • Cook the corn first by boiling it in water for 5-6 minutes or cooking on the grill for 10-15 minutes. Allow the corn to cool. 
  • Cut corn from cob, see the post for tips on how to do this without making a mess. 
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the corn. Stir and refrigerate 30 minutes to let flavors combine.
  • Serve with your favorite Mexican dish or on the side of your favorite dish.

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Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database.
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  2. 5 stars
    Perfect for cookouts! I always love a quick, healthy and delicious recipe! I am delighted that you shared your wonderful Simple Corn Homemade Salsa recipe with us on the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m pinning and sharing.

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