Have you ever heard of this corn salsa recipe? Well if you’re looking for something a little spicy, sweet, and fresh for a summer get-together? We got a solution for you! Try out this super easy Corn Salsa Made with Frozen Corn recipe!

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Tasty corn salsa is coming!

Let’s make Corn Salsa Made with Frozen Corn

The mix of sweet corn and spicy lime is a perfect combination in this simple Corn Salsa recipe. Taking only minutes to mix together, this is a delicious snack recipe not only for summer but any time of the year!

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ingredients need for corn salsa made with frozen corn- Frozen corn, jalapeno, onions, salt,  olive oil, and lime
Grab all the ingredients and let’s get going!

Easy Corn Salsa Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions to make Easy Corn Salsa recipe

Step 1

In a pot with salted boiling water, cook the corn until tender (about 2-3 minutes) drain, and add to a mixing bowl.

Step 2 - Ingredients for corn salsa recipe  in a large white bowl with a wooden spoon in it ready to stir.
Stir all the ingredients together and it’s ready to serve!

Step 2

Combine the corn, jalapeno, cilantro (optional), red onion, olive oil lime juice, sugar, and salt. Stir in a large bowl until mixed well.

Step 3- Corn Salsa Recipe- Mixed corn salsa, lime, oil, tomatoes, jalapeno in a white bowl with chips and a wood spoon.
Yummy corn salsa snack!

Step 3

Serve with corn tortilla chips.

Video: variations for making this easy Corn Salsa recipe

Make this corn salsa recipe your own by adding your favorite topping. You can add simple ingredients to make this better! The best way to make it your own is by adding remaining ingredients that go well together flavor profile wise. Cherry tomatoes are a great addition (chopped up), add some smoked paprika for a smoky flavor, or like a little spice like cumin. And don’t forget about homemade tortilla chips, it’s the perfect way to enjoy this corn salsa!

Jalapeño Peppers

Fresh Cilantro

Cilantro is one of those herbs that people seem to either love or hate. (Here’s why some people really hate cilantro!) The good thing about this recipe is that it is delicious even without it. You’ll notice in the pictures that there isn’t cilantro in it. That’s because you guessed it – It’s not a favorite in our house!

Feel free to vary this recipe with other veggies. Red bell pepper would add even more color and a red pepper is sweet. And some people like it with avocado as well. I like to add black beans sometimes to add a protein element. Some diced juicy tomatoes also goes well.

You can also make this with an ear of corn. Using a cutting board and a sharp knife, cut the raw sweet corn off the cob. The summer corn and other fresh vegetables bring tons of fresh flavors to your table!

Also, if you char the corn, it’ll give you a nice charred flavor. But don’t worry it won’t be bitter because the sweetness of the corn will cut through it.

Eat The Best Corn Salsa By Itself Or Use It In A Recipe

This is great by itself or you could use it in place of pico de gallo like in burrito bowls or any Mexican food. Use it as a chip and salsa side dish with tacos. This fresh corn salsa recipe will also go well with dishes like veggie burgers!

How To Store This Delicious Corn Salsa

If you have leftovers you’ll want to store them in an air tight container. Or a small bowl that is covered with plastic wrap, a lid, or tin foil. However, it’ll last longer in an airtight container. We want the fresh sweet corn to stay fresh. It is still the best corn salsa, even the next day.

Yield: 4-6 servings

Easy Corn Salsa Made with Frozen Corn

Easy Corn Salsa Made with Frozen Corn

If you want a tasty snack perfect for any activity, this super easy corn salsa is for you! It's made from frozen corn, but you can also make some from fresh corn! Either way, they both come out so good and so finger-lickin'!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


    1. Cook the corn in a pot of boiling water with salt.
    2. Drain the excess water from the corn and put it in a mixing bowl.
    3. Mix corn, jalapeno, cilantro, red onion, olive oil, lime juice, sugar, and salt. Stir until mixed well.
    4. Serve with corn tortilla chips!

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  1. I love corn salsa! I don’t think you even need to cook the corn, just let it thaw most of the way- which it will do in the fridge if you let it marinade for a while. Thanks for deliciousness!! ( I like some black beans in there, too! Have you tried the canned seasoned ones?)