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posted: 06/17/19

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This is The BEST Corn Salsa recipe! Easy to make and with simple ingredients you will want this for all of your taco nights! Our favorite way to eat this corn salsa recipe is on Shrimp Tacos or next to my Instant Pot Chicken Tacos.

small white bowl filled with corn salsa recipe and garnished with lime wedges, whole corn on the cob in the background

ACTUALLY THE BEST CORN SALSA RECIPE

I have had this Corn Salsa recipe twice for dinner in the last week. Which either means this actually is the best corn salsa recipe or I need a mom in my life. You know, one or the other.

I love that this recipe comes together with very few ingredients and minimal seasoning. It means that the corn, avocado, and green chiles can really shine and make this a refreshing dip recipe that you will want to make all summer long.

corn salsa ingredients separated by ingredient in a clear bowl with lime wedges, cilantro, and corn on the cob on the side

CORN SALSA INGREDIENTS

  • canned green chiles
  • red onion
  • canned corn
  • avocado
  • cilantro
  • lime juice
  • salt

clear bowl full of avocado corn salsa

SUBSTITUTE FRESH CORN

If you are in the thick of corn season, I highly recommend substituting the canned corn with fresh corn! This could quickly become a roasted corn salsa by throwing two or three ears of corn on the grill and substituting that for the can of corn. I think that the char marks on the corn from the grill would add a smoky flavor to this recipe that would be amazing.

PICKING THE PERFECT AVOCADO

Guys, we aren’t making guacamole. We are making an avocado corn salsa. Like when making Cowboy Caviar, we want our avocados to have just a little give when you push down on them. We want them to be firm enough that they are going to hold their shape when we cut them and and add them to the bowl.

To cut the avocado:

  1. Slice it in half and remove the pit.
  2. Cut each half into a quarter and then peel the skin off of all four quarters.
  3. Dice the quarters and throw into the salsa.

CANNED CHILES

I think canned chiles are a really easy ingredient for this recipe. You get a little bit of a kick while keeping this an appetizer that most people will enjoy. 

If you want it more spicy, you can pick up a hotter can of green chiles. 

Though I haven’t tried it this way yet, if you want to add more heat and keep all your ingredients fresh, you could dice up a fresh jalapeño instead. 

overhead view of a bowl of fresh corn salsa mixed together

WATCH IT DISAPPEAR

This dip goes fast! So if you are making it to go on top of tacos and as an appetizer, definitely double the recipe.

And you guys . . . . it’s okay. At only 107 calories per serving of corn salsa you can feel great about throwing this on your tacos. Or eating it for dinner.

If you make this avocado corn salsa I would love to hear about it!  Be sure to come back and let me know!

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small white bowl with the best corn salsa recipe garnished with two lime wedges, corn on the cob in the background

overhead view of a bowl of fresh corn salsa mixed together
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The BEST Corn Salsa

Serves: 5
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Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
This is The BEST Corn Salsa recipe! Easy to make and with simple ingredients you will want this for all of your taco nights!

Ingredients

  • 11 oz canned corn drained
  • 1/2 a small red onion diced
  • 1 slightly firm avocado diced (see note)
  • 4 oz green chiles drained
  • 1 TBSP lime juice
  • 1 TBSP cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt salt

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, toss to combine, and serve with chips.

Notes

Your avocado should have just a little give to it when you push down. You want it to be firm enough to hold up in this salsa. To cut it, slice it in half, remove the pit, cut it into fourths, remove the skin, and dice.
Please note that the nutritional information is based on 1/2 a cup. This recipe makes 2 1/2 cups total.
Serving: 0.5cup Calories: 107kcal (5%) Carbohydrates: 20g (7%) Protein: 2g (4%) Fat: 5g (8%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Sodium: 483mg (21%) Potassium: 158mg (5%) Fiber: 6g (25%) Sugar: 4g (4%) Vitamin A: 150IU (3%) Vitamin C: 28.9mg (35%) Calcium: 130mg (13%) Iron: 0.2mg (1%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
overhead view of a bowl of fresh corn salsa mixed together

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