Corn Salsa or Corn Salad

bowl of corn salsa

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Looking for a corn salsa that can do double duty as a corn salad? This is the recipe for you.

Corn on the cob season may be over, but there’s no reason not to continue to enjoy the taste of sweet corn all year long. This tasty corn salsa uses canned or frozen corn, but you’d never know it. The fresh tomatoes and cilantro along with the zippy cumin and lime dressing adds a fresh taste you just can’t beat.

Salad or Salsa?

Serve this corn salsa as a tasty appetizer with nacho chips – the scoops ensure you get a big load of salsa. Or, serve it as a side dish or salad with just about any meal. And, if for some reason you end up with leftovers, mix it with rice and black beans and you have lunch for the next day. Yum!

The fact that it’s super quick and easy to make is a bonus.

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Corn Salsa or Corn Salad Recipe

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Corn Salsa or Corn Salad

A corn salsa that can be served as an appetizer with chips or as a side dish with supper. Easy, affordable, tasty!
Prep : 10 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Getty Stewart


  • 2 cups corn niblets frozen or canned
  • 3 tomatoes seeded and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp diced red onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro or parsley
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp hot sauce more or less as you like


  • In a medium size bowl, toss corn, tomatoes, onions and cilantro or parsley.
  • In a small jar with a lid combine lime juice, oil, cumin, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Shake vigorously to mix well.
  • Pour dressing over corn mix.
  • Serve with tortilla chips or as a side dish.


Makes: 3 cups
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 367mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Iron: 1mg
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Keyword: Corn Salad, Salsa

So what do you think? Do you see yourself making this as a corn salsa to eat with chips or a corn salad to eat as a side dish?

Either way, if you end up making it, please let me know what you think. And if you’re on Instagram, take a pic and add #getgettys so I can drool over it!

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