Blueberry Corn Salsa

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Corn and Blueberry Salsa — Berries, corn, jalapeno, cilantro, and more in this EASY and healthy salsa that’s ready in 5 minutes!! So good you can eat it on it’s own like a salad! The sweet fruit balances the heat and it’s a guaranteed HIT!!

Corn and Blueberry Salsa — Berries, corn, jalapeno, cilantro, and more in this EASY and healthy salsa that's ready in 5 minutes!! So good you can eat it on it's own like a salad! The sweet fruit balances the heat and it's a guaranteed HIT!!

Fresh Blueberry Corn Salsa Recipe

I love salsa. Traditional restaurant-style, peach mango, avocado corn, mango chipotle, you name it, I love it.

It’s even better when the salsa is chunky enough that I can eat it on its own as a ‘salad’. Enter: this easy corn salsa that’s packed with fresh blueberries, strawberries, jalapeño, and more. 

No tortilla chips (technically) are necessary to enjoy this fruit salsa recipe, although they make everything better! 

Corn and Blueberry Salsa — Berries, corn, jalapeno, cilantro, and more in this EASY and healthy salsa that's ready in 5 minutes!! So good you can eat it on it's own like a salad! The sweet fruit balances the heat and it's a guaranteed HIT!!

What’s in the Corn and Blueberry Salsa? 

The salsa is packed with:

  • Fresh blueberries
  • Corn
  • Strawberries
  • Jalapeño
  • Cilantro
  • Lime juice
  • Hot sauce

How to Make Blueberry Salsa

This salsa with corn and blueberries is as easy to make as stirring together the ingredients. It’s ready in five minutes flat! 

It tastes great right away, but in time the flavors marry and it tastes even better a day or two later. The problem for me is I can’t save any very long…

Corn and Blueberry Salsa — Berries, corn, jalapeno, cilantro, and more in this EASY and healthy salsa that's ready in 5 minutes!! So good you can eat it on it's own like a salad! The sweet fruit balances the heat and it's a guaranteed HIT!!

Can I Use Fresh Corn? 

Yes! I used frozen corn that I allowed to thaw and then drained. However, fresh sweet corn straight off the cob or grilled sweet corn may be substituted. 

Can I Add Other Fruits? 

I’m sure you could! I’ve made a peach mango salsa that included corn in the past, so I know those flavors will work well here too. 

Corn and Blueberry Salsa — Berries, corn, jalapeno, cilantro, and more in this EASY and healthy salsa that's ready in 5 minutes!! So good you can eat it on it's own like a salad! The sweet fruit balances the heat and it's a guaranteed HIT!!

Tips for Making Salsa with Corn and Blueberries 

There’s texture galore in every bite, which I love. However, you can add some or all of the salsa to a food processor and blend it if you prefer a smooth texture.

The sweetness of the fruit balances the spiciness of the jalapeno and hot sauce. I think of it as a sweet-with-heat salsa. The heat is easily controlled by adding less or more of the jalapeno and hot sauce based on preference.

The corn and blueberry salsa will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days, noting it will become a bit more watery as the berries, etc. release their juices over time. However, the flavors marry over time and it tastes even better.

Corn and Blueberry Salsa — Berries, corn, jalapeno, cilantro, and more in this EASY and healthy salsa that's ready in 5 minutes!! So good you can eat it on it's own like a salad! The sweet fruit balances the heat and it's a guaranteed HIT!!

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Blueberry Corn Salsa

Blueberry Corn Salsa

Berries, corn, jalapeno, cilantro, and more in this EASY and healthy salsa that's ready in 5 minutes!! So good you can eat it on its own!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces fresh blueberries (about 1 heaping cup)
  • 1 cup corn (I use frozen roasted corn that I allow to thaw and then drain; fresh corn may be substituted)
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, trimmed and diced small
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves (stems discarded), finely minced
  • about 3 tablespoons green jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped; or to taste (I use half of one jalapeno)
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, or to taste (Tabasco, Cholula, Tapatio, etc.)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, optional and to taste

Instructions

  1. To a large bowl, add all the ingredients (except sugar), stir to combine, and taste.
  2. Depending on preference, add the sugar to taste; or more salt, pepper, lime juice, hot sauce depending.
  3. Serve immediately with chips or as a side ‘salad’ or relish with the protein of your choice.

Notes

I prefer the salsa with the ingredients kept whole and intact, but transferring a portion or all of the salsa to a food processor and blending briefly is another option.

Storage: Salsa will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days, noting it will become a bit more watery as the berries, etc. release their juices over time. However, the flavors marry over time and it tastes even better.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 749mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 4gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

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Originally posted June 1, 2016 and reposted July 1, 2022 with updated text.



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  1. I made the Blueberry Corn Salsa for 4th of July. Its delicious. I was a little worried about the combination, but it was so good, everyone loved it.

    Rating: 5
    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad this came out great for you and everyone loved it!

  2. This is right up my alley! I’m in a blueberry-addiction-mode at the moment ^^” Would never think to add blueberries and corn together, but this looks so good. Lovely colors.

  3. I’m a huge fan or corn salsa so the addition of blueberries should go with the corn well. This is on my to make list and I’m pinning it. 

  4. Love the sweet, juicy, spicy flavour combination of this salsa! And how vibrant and colourful this salsa is, summer in a bowl :-)

  5. Hi Averie, love these recipes for salsas and can’t wait to make them for my husband. I like any kind of salsa, but I have only tried one with fruit, mango. It was delicious. So when I saw each of your photographs of the different ones, it was easy to imagine how each would taste. And they were good. I too think these will make good Summertime snacks with homemade corn tortilla chips. Thanks so much for sharing your recipes! Sylvieann :-)

    1. This is even better than my favorite mango salsa, in my opinion. I hope you love it as much as I do!

  6. What a stunning bowl Averie!  It’s gorgeous and I can think of about a million ways to enjoy it!  This would be delicious over grilled chicken too!!

    1. Thank you :) It’s one of my fave salsas I’ve ever made and I want it all summer long!

  7. This sounds delicious!  If you use hominy or white corn, this would be a total patriotic Fourth of July potluck side dish!

    1. I think it’s still pretty patriotic looking!

      It’s one of my favorite salsas I’ve ever made! Truly love it!

  8. This salsa looks so fresh, summery and just beautiful! Loving the sweet and spicy together! 

  9. I never would have thought to pair berries with corn but as I think about all the flavors I can imagine how it totally works–and I love all the colors! This is a great alternative to traditional salsa for summer and I’d enjoy it with just a spoon also. Very creative!