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How to Make Corn Salsa: A Mexican-Inspired Recipe

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Learn how to make corn salsa

Learn how to make corn salsa

Traditional Mexican salsa is composed of tomatoes and onions that are flavored with citrus juice and chilies. There are many variations of the traditional recipe out there, and one of the most popular incorporates corn, which adds a hint of sweetness that balances the tart and spicy flavors.

This is my recipe for easy corn salsa. Enjoy!


  • 3/4 cup corn
  • 2 pieces tomato, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 piece onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon pickled juice
  • hot sauce, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste


For Preparation:

  • 3 medium bowls
  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 small plate
  • measuring spoon
  • chopping board
  • knife
  • spoon


Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

8 min

8 min

3 servings


  1. Mix pickled juice, hot sauce, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Add the corn, onion, and tomato. Mix well.
  3. Serve with any fried or grilled foods.

Corn Salsa Step-by-Step Procedure

Tips and Techniques

  1. Instead of pickled juice, you may substitute lemon juice or any similar citrus juice.
  2. Add sugar if preferred.
  3. Adjust seasonings if needed.
  4. Spice up this corn salsa recipe with freshly chopped jalapeños or chilies.
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Easy corn salsa recipe

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