This recipe for Farmers Market Corn Salsa is one of the best I have found.  I love my salsa to have  a real bite to it.  I want my mouth to scream “Hot” and my hand to search for the nearest glass of water (or beer depending on the time of day!).  Why would I want to waste my time on a wimpy salsa?  

I spent many years living in the Texas/New Mexico area and I learned to love my spicy food.  Have you ever heard of Hatch Green Chile?  Well, if you have, you know they are the best.  I lived a couple hours from Hatch, New Mexico and used to attend the Hatch Festival every year.  It was a wonderful place to be.  There were green chiles in every kind of food you could imagine and I tried it all!

Now that you know a bit of my history, I will get on with the recipe.  The star of this recipe, as you can probably tell by the title, is corn.  If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know that Big and I belong to a local CSA.  If you are not familiar with a CSA, let me tell you about it.  CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  Each member has “shares” of the crops that the local farmers grow each year.  We pay a flat fee and get what ever is in abundance at the time.  I love knowing that I am a part of something local and that my produce is fresh from the farm.   If you don’t belong to one, I would suggest finding a CSA in your area.  There are many benefits to this program.

Fresh Corn from our CSA for Corn Salsa 

Every Wednesday morning, I rise early and get ready to pick up my vegetables.  At this time of the season, corn is a regular in our pick up.  We are also getting some tomatoes, berries, squash and eggplant.  I just love Wednesdays, I always feel like a kid going to see what Santa brought me!

This recipe for Farmers Market Corn Salsa came from a need to use up some of the sweet and juicy corn we have been getting.  I have eaten it right out of the jar with chips and also used it as a topping for chicken or fish.

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Farmers Market Corn Salsa
Yields 4
Sweet corn on the cob becomes a hot and spicy salsa with this recipe. Use it on chips, chicken or fish.
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Prep Time
35 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
35 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr
  1. 4 large fresh ears of corn
  2. 1 cup coarsely chopped onion (1 large)
  3. 1 cup coarsely chopped green or red sweet pepper
  4. 1 cup chopped, peeled tomato
  5. 1 fresh jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped *
  6. 1/2 cup lime juice
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  9. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Remove husks from ears of corn. Scrub corn with a stiff vegetable brush to remove silks; rinse. Cut kernels from cobs (Do Not Scrape) Measure 2 cups of corn kernels.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the 2 cups corn kernels, onion, sweet pepper, tomato, jalapeño pepper, lime juice, salt, cumin and black pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
  3. Ladle hot salsa into hot, sterilized half-pint canning jars, leaving a 1/2 inch headspace. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids.
  4. Process filled jars in a boiling-water canner for 15 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks.
  5. Makes about 4 half-pint jars.
  1. * I used 2 jalapeños and added a little of a habanero pepper I had! I love it hot!
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Now that I have you in the mood for some corn, stop by these great blogs and see their recipes too!

 Spicy Grilled Corn Salad by Magnolia Days

Spicy Grilled Corn Salad by Magnolia Days

Mexicali Corn and  Bacon Relish

Mexicali Corn and Bacon Relish by Now Things are Cookin’

Corn and Black Bean Salsa by Life with Lovebugs

Corn and Black Bean Salsa by Life with Lovebugs

Thank you so much for stopping by. Come back tomorrow and find some great main dish corn recipes!

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17 Responses to Farmers Market Corn Salsa recipe with Feeding Big

  1. Renee says:

    Thank you so much for the shoutout of my grilled corn salad! Your salad looks like a great appetizer or snack with some tortilla chips.

  2. Don’t you just love getting fresh produce every week? I will miss my garden when it is done. I could/should do a fall one but doubt it.
    Great looking salsa and sounds easy too.

  3. I just got a bunch of corn from our neighbor so I need to try this corn salsa. YUMMO!

  4. Sarah Bailey says:

    This sounds lovely and how nice to get fresh produce :) x

  5. Time for a snack, you just made me super hungry! Thanks for sharing, I might have to try this out this weekend!

  6. Ashley says:

    This sounds delicious! I bet it tastes amazing with fresh corn from the market. Will pass along to my mom!

  7. Mel Cole says:

    Wow, this is one hot salsa as it has jalapeno in it. It’s interesting to add corn on a salsa…

  8. Your salsa recipe sounds great. I need to find a CSA group around here. I love buying local produce. We also grow a lot of produce in our garden.

  9. Kristi says:

    This recipe sounds great. I’ve never made my own salsa. It’s funny, I just made a hot turkey chili that called for two jalapenos and we didn’t think it was that hot. I guess I needed to add that habanero pepper! I would love to have a nice garden like you!

  10. I so love how fresh the ingredients of this salsa are! I better hurry up making this, before the Farmers Market season is over! It just won’t be the same then :)

  11. Tess says:

    That’s crazy-I just got some corn from a friend as well!

  12. Rosey says:

    Corn and black bean salsa is my all-time fave!

  13. Corinne says:

    I love homemade salsa but have never made a corn salsa before. I can’t wait to try this recipe. LOVE your website! I pin almost every one of the recipes I find here.

  14. Michele says:

    Don’t know if there is a CSA group near where I live-I somehow doubt it. But if there was (and I will be checking just in case) I would love to join and get farm fresh veggies every week! I am not into hot and spicy anymore—–I used to be but my body decided that I was not going to eat it anymore on penalty of—

  15. Lisa B says:

    I am a wimp when it comes to hot and spicy stuff. That recipes looks yummy though!

  16. Rochelle says:

    I’ve never heard of corn salsa. Looks like it could be yummy. I do love a good salsa!

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