Pan-Seared Corn Salsa

By SmartyPlants | December 14, 2020
About 3 and 1/2 cups
This is a great sweet and tangy salsa to add to tacos, tostadas and burritos, or to serve as a side dish!


1 cup yellow onion, diced medium
1 cup red bell peppers, diced medium
2 tablespoons fresh jalapeño, seeds removed, minced
2 1/2 cups frozen corn, or fire-roasted frozen corn
3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped, more to taste
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 turns freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat a sauté pan over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the onion, red bell pepper, and jalapeño, and sauté for about 5 minutes or until they soften. Add a splash of water as needed if it starts to stick.

  2. Add in the corn and sauté for about another 4 minutes.

  3. Transfer the corn mixture to a bowl and let everything cool down for about 5 minutes and then stir in the cilantro, lime juice, salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  4. Place in the fridge to chill for at least an hour before serving. The flavors really get to know each other this way!

Recipe Notes

Add some chopped avocado for creaminess!

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