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Grilled Corn Salsa

Grilled Corn Salsa Recipe l

I don’t know about you, but it isn’t summer to me without eating lots of corn on the cob, preferably grilled!

I know there are lots of other ways to prepare it, but there is something about the smokiness and slight char that you can get from grilling that makes the flavor so much better.

Living in the Midwest gives us plenty of opportunity to get fresh from the field sweet corn. Farmers set up little stands all over town and most grocery stores get fresh corn trucked in daily.

We make sure to take advantage of this abundance every year!

Grilled Corn Salsa Recipe l

Even though I could easily eat grilled corn on the cob multiple times a week without getting sick of it, I still like to switch up the way we eat it a little. This grilled corn salsa was a great way to enjoy the flavor of grilled corn without eating it plain.

The fresh veggies and cilantro heighten the flavor of the grilled corn and load this salsa with fresh summer flavor!

Grilled Corn Salsa Recipe l

All it takes is a little prep work to chop and mince the ingredients. Give the salsa a little stir and it could be ready to enjoy right away.

However, I recommend letting it sit in the refrigerator awhile to let the flavors blend. If you can’t wait to dig in, I understand!

Eat it plain with chips or use it to top your favorite tacos or quesadillas. Either way, this summer salsa is a great way to enjoy all of the fresh produce that the end of summer has to offer!

Grilled Corn Salsa Recipe l

Grilled Corn Salsa

Yield: 2 1/2 Cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 2 large ears of corn
  • 1/3 Cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1/3 Cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 Cup tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste, start with about 1/8 teaspoon each


  1. Place corn, in husk, on oiled grill grate. Grill for about 7 minutes, rotating and getting a nice char on all sides. Remove husks and silks and place corn back on grill for another 2-3 minutes or until lightly charred.
  2. Remove corn from grill and allow to cool slightly. Slice corn off cob into a large bowl.
  3. Add in cilantro, garlic, jalapeno, red onion, and tomato. Stir until combined.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Drizzle over corn mixture and gently stir to combine.
  5. Cover and place salsa in the refrigerator to allow flavors to blend for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Serve fresh, but salsa will keep in the refrigerator for several days.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and may not always be accurate. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

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Trish - Mom On Timeout

Tuesday 22nd of April 2014

Total yum factor here Jessica - pinned!


Saturday 10th of August 2013

What a great salsa... never thought to add corn to salsa. It's definitely a must try. :)


Thursday 8th of August 2013

I love corn! I need to stop being lazy and slap some on the grill ... because this looks delicious!

Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef

Thursday 8th of August 2013

sounds so good! i wish i had a grill. :)

Love - the secret ingredient

Thursday 8th of August 2013

Grilled corn in salsa...I LOVE that!! I've had corn in salsa and guacamole before and it was lovely, but grilling it first is a fantastic idea. Can't wait to try this!

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