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Corn Salsa with Lime

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This easy corn salsa made with lime, cilantro and tomatoes are perfect with chips or served over your favorite tacos or burrito bowls!

This easy corn salsa made with lime, cilantro and tomatoes are perfect with chips or served over your favorite tacos or burrito bowls!Corn Salsa with Lime

It’s a perfect combination of sweet, spicy and tangy. You can adjust the heat according to your taste! Try it over Barbacoa Beef and make your own homemade burrito bowl, so good!

This corn salsa was inspired by Chipotle, I always get a chicken burrito bowl with corn salsa and love it so much, I had to recreate it. This is wonderful, especially in the summer when corn is at it’s peak. Try this over your own burrito bowl with some grilled chicken thighs and cilantro lime rice, you’ll be happy!

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Corn Salsa with Lime

5 from 19 votes
This easy corn salsa made with lime, cilantro and tomatoes are perfect with chips or served over your favorite tacos or burrito bowls!
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep: 15 mins
Chill time: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 15 mins
Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 1 /2 cup


  • 2 cups cooked sweet yellow corn kernels, cut off the cob, from 3 cobbs
  • 2 small vine ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 scallion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, diced (remove seeds for mild)
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 fresh lime, juice of
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste


  • Combine all the ingredients and refrigerate for about an hour. Makes about 3 cups.

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Serving: 1 /2 cup, Calories: 57 kcal, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 0.5 g, Sodium: 10 mg, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 4 g


If you like cumin and spicy food, then you'll love Barbacoa Beef. Spicy shredded beef braised in a blend of chipotle adobo, cumin, cloves, garlic and oregano.

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77 comments on “Corn Salsa with Lime”

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    Sheri M Sellars

    This is a wonderful brightener for so many things. Barbacoa. Tacos. Eggs. Grilled chicken thighs. With chips instead of salsa. You name it. It is delicious and made with all whole foods. Simple to make, lasts a few meals, easy to play with. Sometimes I add ripe avocado, black eyed peas or pinto beans. But most of the time I make it exactly as written. Yu.

  2. This salsa/salad is to DIE for! So sweet and packed with flavor without adding much at all! The ingredients are so fresh and the only additional seasoning is lime juice, S&P! It is SO refreshing and went amazing with the Barbacoa tacos the house RAVED over. Thank you, Gina!

  3. Excellent. Did not add jalapeños since this group doesn’t like too spicy. Substituted parsley for the cilantro. Perfect appetizer for a 4th of July or any summer barbecue.

    1. The jalapeno without the seeds calms the sweet from the corn and the tomato without adding heat. I highly recommend you try it next time!

  4. Of course having a great corn makes it even better! Made this Jersey fresh corn – roasted.
    Delicious, the corn is the star and the other ingredients just elevated the taste. The klime juice was plenty to bring it all together!! Love this recipe

  5. So good! I’ve never had corn salsa as good and fresh as this. It was perfect with the barbacoa beef.

  6. This was amazing! My family loved it so much – Thank you. We don’t like really spicy so I substituted 3T mild green chiles for the chipotle peppers. It was perfect for us. Also made your corn and lime salsa (no jalapenos) and that was fantastic too.

  7. Made this corn salsa this week with your Barbacoa Beef and cilantro brown rice, so yummy! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, it is fantastic!

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    Pamela Conley

    Just a note for people who really do want a mild jalapeño. It’s not the seeds that contain the capsaicin oil. It’s the placenta which is the “ribbing” that the seeds are attached to.  So, don’t just take off the seeds, cut off the ribbing all the way back to the wall of the pepper.

  9. This sounds awesome!!  Can I can this?  Everything in this recipe is available from my garden….also, would you roast or boil the corn??

  10.  Just finished making this, it is in the refrigerator until dinner tonight. Pairing this with the Barbacoa beef and cilantro lime rice… I’m beyond excited!! Thanks for all the great recipes Gina! I’ll post again after we’ve eaten it!

  11. Wonderful recipe, esp. since fresh corn and tomatoes are in season. I omitted the cilantro and onion, increased the tomatoes. The fresh lime juice is the secret ingredient! Definitely improves with sitting in the fridge.

  12. This was such a great dish for the hot summer! I grilled the corn out on the BBQ to avoid heating up the house. The flavors are very complex and complimentary. I have munched on it for the last 2 days and it just keeps getting better and better as the flavors meld. Thank you Gina for sharing your talents with those of us who are "culinary-challenged"!