Grilled Corn Salsa Recipe

5 from 5 votes

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This Grilled Corn Salsa Recipe is perfect for a summer appetizer any day! As long as you’re using fresh, sweet corn, your recipe will be addictingly delicious. Enjoy with chips or plain!

I am throwing all sorts of things onto the BBQ and not mad about it! Corn is so so delicious with a little char so I thought it only fitting to throw together a delicious Grilled Corn Salsa Recipe! This salsa is a delicious and refreshing appetizer, snack, side dish, and especially fabulous added to fish tacos or enchiladas. This stuff was made to be eaten all summer long!

overhead corn salsa in bowl

Corn Salsa Recipe

Feel free to use an indoor or outdoor grill, weather permitting. I actually waited for a break in the rain to cook these babies up. Thankfully, they only take 5 minutes or so. Then you chop up a few veggies and stir it all together. I’d say this should be about 20 minutes from start to finish. Here’s everything you’ll need:

  • Corn – you can use white or yellow depending on your preferences. Just make sure it’s fresh and sweet. July and August are the best times to find sweet corn since its in season.
  • Jalapeno – if you love spice, go ahead and add some more in there.
  • Green Onions –  for its slight oniony taste.
  • Tomato – fresh, sweet, and slightly acidic. Perfect for this Corn Salsa Recipe.
  • Cilantro – if this tastes like soap to you (for some people it does and others not) go ahead and skip it!
  • Lime Juice- for flavor and to help keep everything fresh.
  • Salt and Pepper – season to taste.
  • Tortilla Chips – for dipping!

How to Make Corn Salsa

This is a really simple recipe to throw together, especially if you’re already grilling burgers, honey garlic shrimp or charring off some baked ribs. Like I mentioned above, this recipe is really really simple to make. Finding fresh corn that is sweet is probably the hardest part! After you pick some up at the grocery store or at the local farm stand, you are nearly home free!

  1. Preheat indoor or outdoor grill to high heat. Shuck corn. Place on the hot grill until nice and toasty {see photo below}, turning as needed. Remove corn and let cool.
  2. While corn is cooling, you can chop the remaining veggies and place into a large bowl. Once the corn is cool enough to handle, cut the corn off the cob. Once kernels are removed, run the back of your knife down the husk to remove the bottom parts of the corn.
  3. Stir corn into the bowl with other ingredients and season with salt and pepper. Serve this Corn Salsa Recipe with chips.
grilled corn on plate

Looking for even more salsa recipes? I’ve got you covered: Basic Salsa RecipeHoliday Cranberry Salsa, Mango Avocado Salsa, Pomegranate Salsa, Sweet & Spicy Salsa with Homemade Whole Wheat Chips, Teedo’s Famous Salsa, and Charred Corn Salad.

Customize This Recipe

As with many of my recipes, I’m going to encourage you to adjust this Corn Salsa Recipe as you like! Definitely use this recipe as a guideline since it’s delicious as is and this is how I like to make my Corn Salsa. If you aren’t comfortable switching things up, this is a great version as is. But if you like things spicy, add in more jalapenos. If you want it mild, put in half, or leave them out altogether. If you want it zestier, toss in some more lime juice. Don’t like the zip lime juice has? Just add half!

Go ahead! Take the plunge, live on the wild side, and change it up if you feel so inclined.

More Corn Recipes to Try!

If you loved this Corn Salsa Recipe you’ll love these other corn recipes as well.

Printable recipe card is below! Enjoy!

corn salsa in bowl with spoon

5 from 5 votes

Grilled Corn Salsa Recipe

This Grilled Corn Salsa Recipe is perfect for a summer appetizer or just as corn salsa dip for any day! Eat with chips or plain!
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 22 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 ear white Corn or Yellow Corn
  • 1 jalapeno diced finely
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • tortilla chips

Instructions

  • Preheat indoor or outdoor grill to high heat. Shuck corn. Place on the hot grill until nice and toasty {see photo above}, turning as needed. Remove corn and let cool.
  • While corn is cooling, you can chop the remaining veggies and place into a large bowl. Once the corn is cool enough to handle, cut the corn off the cob. Once kernels are removed, run the back of your knife down the husk to remove the bottom parts of the corn.
  • Stir corn into the bowl with other ingredients and season with salt and pepper. Serve with corn chips.

Nutrition

Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 1098mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 1685IU | Vitamin C: 75.1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2.6mg
Course: Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine: Meixcan
Keyword: corn salsa, corn salsa recipe, grilled corn salsa
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17 Responses
  1. Peggy

    First things first… Congratulations!! I am getting caught up on FB because well I am behind. ha ha!

    This sounds delicious! Now to figure out how to preserve it so it could be around in the dead of winter when I crave it so BADLY! Blame it on living in Florida as a teen… blame it on all the vegetables we ate fresh from the farm stand during winter while living in Florida…. it spoiled me for life, ha ha!!

    Once again congratulations!

  2. Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    Congrats on the contest! I love grilled corn and would probably skip the chips and eat this with a fork!

  3. Faith

    5 stars
    Congrats! I am so happy for you and no wonder since you’re a great cook. The corn salsa is one of my favortie. I grew up in a family that adores corn and this will fit us really well! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Congrats! I’d be proud to take third, especially knowing how tough the competition probably was.

    I’m so jealous that you’re grilling things already. This salsa looks delicious. There’s something wonderful that happens when you grill corn.

    PS – I just “liked” you on Facebook.

  5. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Congratulations, that’s wonderful news 🙂 And the grilled corn salsa sounds delicious-I adore corn and this is a new recipe for me!

  6. shirley

    5 stars
    love your grilled corn salsa recipe. we eat Mexican food a couple times a week and enjoy trying new recipes. thanks for sharing.

  7. Jeremy

    5 stars
    Thanks Lauren for the yummy cooking this past week for me and the family! I can’t wait to bring some of it back to Colorado…

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  10. Nikki Kurtz

    5 stars
    I just have to say, I made this today to beat the horrible heat (I’m in Portland too) and it really is amazing! I am going to make again for 4th of July. Thanks so much for the recipe. Grilling the corn just makes it so much better!

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