Avocado Corn Salsa is a light and refreshing dip loaded with avocados, sweet corn, tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, and garlic. Try my Pico de Gallo for another delicious salsa made with fresh ingredients.

Avocado Corn Salsa in Bowl

Avocado Corn Salsa

This salsa is delicious enough to eat on its own, but it is also perfect for chips, on a bed of cilantro rice, or in some shrimp tacos. Each scoop is full of ripe avocados and lots of veggies with just the right amount of flavor. You may want to double this salsa after you realize how easy it is to eat by the spoonful!

Raw Ingredients for Avocado Corn Salsa

Avocado Corn Salsa Ingredients

Avocados: Avocados are a fruit that many consider being a superfood. It is high in healthy fats, very nutritious, and has a nice flavor and texture. To pick out a ripe avocado, go for feel rather than color. Gently press into the avocado near the stem; it should feel soft, but not mushy. (If you leave a dent, there is a good chance the avocado is overripe.)

Sweet Corn: I used canned sweet corn for this recipe since fresh sweet corn is not in season at the moment.

Jalapeno Pepper: There is only one jalapeno pepper in the salsa, so it is still fairly mild. I would actually add a few more to give the salsa more of a kick!

Lime Juice: The juice of one lime was used in this recipe. If you don’t have a fresh lime around, use about 2 tablespoons of bottled juice. 

Squeezing Lime onto Avocado Corn Salsa

How to Seed and Dice Jalapeno Peppers

If you are adding jalapeno peppers to this recipe, knowing how to seed and dice a jalapeno properly will make your life a whole lot easier.  After cleaning and removing the jalapeno seeds,  the rest is a short mixture of chopping and mixing.  It really doesn’t take long at all! 

Removing the seeds from a jalapeno is a touchy business, literally speaking.  Hopefully, this isn’t your first rodeo with cutting a jalapeno, but if so, take my advice from here on out.  Some people think that the seeds hold all of the heat, others think the membrane is the culprit.

I recommend wearing gloves or holding the jalapeno with a paper towel while you cut, so you can avoid any burning that comes from touching eyes or skin after cutting a jalapeno.

Make a lengthwise cut, exposing the membranes that hold the seeds in place. Then take a spoon and scrape out the membrane, working from the bottom to the top of the pepper.  Scoop the seed directly into the compost.  Finally, WASH YOUR HANDS!  Like really get in there and wash them with soap. Gloves for the win!

Bowl of Avocado Corn Salsa

How to Make Avocado Corn Salsa

Once you have the avocados and the vegetables cut and ready to go, it’s so easy to put this salsa together. Simply combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix everything together, cover the bowl, and let the salsa chill in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to a week. 

Chip with Avocado Corn Salsa
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Avocado Corn Salsa

Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Avocado Corn Salsa is a light and refreshing dip loaded with avocados, sweet corn, tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, and garlic.


  • 2 medium avocados, peeled and diced
  • 2 cans (15.25 ounces each) sweet corn, drained
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 1 medium red onion, diced (approximately 1 cup)
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • ½ cup cilantro, diced
  • 1 medium lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon green onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • in a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients. Cover and let rest in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes before serving.
  • Store in the refrigerator, covered, for up to a week.

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  1. The key to keeping avocados from turning brown is; air tight containers and lemon juice . You can put the pit in but it really has no purpose. I learned through trial and error . Before I put the lid on I always pour more lemon juice on the top and the put air tight lid on.

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