Summer Corn Salsa Recipe

Summer Corn Salsa Recipe
This corn salsa recipe is the easiest thing to toss together when the going gets hot, hot, hot! This simple recipe shows off the absolute greatness of eating food that has been harvested at its most ripe and often sold to me on the very same day it was plucked. The ingredients that comprise this super simple corn salsa/salad will soon be up for grabs at a market near you (if its currently early July when you’re reading this), or maybe even already if you are chilling in the warmer States down below.

Why Eat Corn When it’s in season?

There are many reasons to eat foods when they’re in season. Price, flavour, availability, freshness, sustainability and to maximize their nutritional value are all good ones. Corn season is short where we live and it’s incredible. Basically, it tastes like candy – it has a natural sweetness so I don’t have to add much sugar to recipes like these gluten-free cornbread muffins. But mostly, we love to eat corn fresh off the cob and with minimal extra ingredients so it truly gets the chance to shine.

5 Ways To Enjoy This Corn Salsa Recipe

  • As a salsa of course – dipping into it with your favourite organic tortilla or crispy rice chip chips.
  • Use as a salsa topping or extra filling in your wraps. I love it in this sweet potato black bean burrito.
  • Enjoy it solo as a tasty side salad.
  • Use it as a topping over top of your grilled tempeh, fish or organic, free run, farmer loved poultry or meat.
  • Add a spoonful into your favourite summer gazpacho or chilled cucumber soup.
For more summer salad inspiration check out these selection of salads and if you are interested in more salsa – check out these 27 different salsa recipes. Print
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Corn, red pepper, parsley salsa

Summer Corn Salsa

  • Author: Meghan Telpner
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


The best thing about this Summer Corn Salsa recipe is that with the very same ingredients, you can enjoy this cooked or raw and it can be used in so many ways.


  • 2 cobs of organic corn (steamed, grilled or raw), cut off the cob* (about 2 cups)
  • 1 red pepper (grilled or raw), sliced into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt, cayenne, and/or hot sauce to taste


  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl, toss and store in the fridge.


* You can also use 2 cups of frozen organic corn kernels – allow to thaw and drain excess water

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Sides + Snacks

Keywords: salsa, salsa recipe, corn, corn salsa, corn salsa recipe, summer salsa, corn salad

This salsa recipe will be better if allowed to sit for 1-2 hours before serving. But good luck with waiting! What are your favourite summer salad or salsa recipes?


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