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Avocado Corn Salsa

Tastes just like Chipotle’s corn salsa but it’s really a million times better!

Avocado Corn Salsa - Tastes just like Chipotle's corn salsa but it's really a million times better!

My name is Chung-Ah and I am a pathological snacker.

It’s bad you guys. I’ll skimp on the main dish just so I have more of a calorie allowance for snacks later on.

Yeah, like I said, I’m a pathological snacker.

Avocado Corn Salsa - Tastes just like Chipotle's corn salsa but it's really a million times better!

Fortunate for me, I just discovered Green Giant‘s very giant surprise. And no, it doesn’t come from the freezer aisle.

They have these new veggie snack chips, which are completely addicting.  They have Roasted Veggie Tortilla Chips in Zesty Cheddar Flavor and it’s made with real vegetables, has 17 grams of whole grain per serving and it’s naturally flavored. They also have Multigrain Sweet Potato Chips in Sea Salt Flavor, my absolute favorite, and it’s made with real sweet potatoes, has 14 grams of whole grain per serving and the best part: it contains 40 percent less fat than regular potato chips!

Avocado Corn Salsa - Tastes just like Chipotle's corn salsa but it's really a million times better!

So when I’m snacking the night away, especially in the 10PM-2AM zone, I don’t have to feel guilty about it. And I can feel ever better about it when I eat it with this avocado corn salsa. With just enough spiciness and a bit of tanginess, I could seriously snack on this all day, everyday!

Avocado Corn Salsa

Tastes just like Chipotle’s corn salsa but it’s really a million times better!

10 minutes


  • 2 cups canned corn kernels, drained
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced


  1. In a large bowl, combine corn, jalapeño, red onion cilantro, lime juice, sugar and salt. Stir in avocado.
  2. Serve immediately.

Adapted from Garnish with Lemon.

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  1. This sounds awesome… but I have an issue with jalapeños… is there a mild spice I can use in place of them for the flavor “WITHOUT”(sorry not trying to yell at anyone) the heat? I really miss salsa because of my inability to handle the heat that is in most of the ones a person can buy.

  2. Should i use regular canned corn or swet canned corn?

  3. I don’t know about the sugar, corn should be sweet enough. But this is crack in its purest form

  4. This seems yummy. I don’t have canned corn. I’d like to use frozen corn; what do you think?

  5. worth a try … I’ll like it … thanks for the recipe

  6. I ended up eating this with a spoon so I could feel less guilty about the amount of chips I was using to eat this as quickly as possible. So good!

  7. O ma God!!! This is delicious!!!

  8. I’m snacking on this now. Whoa! It’s so good! Definitely a keeper.

  9. hello! Ok, I’m in love with your recipes, I just really make! Never had one not work, ever!

    Quick corn question….just because it’s in season right now, if I used fresh would I just have to add extra salt to the recipe? I for sure know you usually make it with canned so don’t at all mean to alter it….other than at the moment fresh is on hand so figured I’d at least ask. Thanks so much!

    • Sabrina, thank you for trying my recipes! You can certainly use fresh corn but I would add salt, to taste, because you may not even need it!

  10. Oh wow. Nevermind on the rice vinegar thing. Haha I accidentally added it the first time I made it. I was making a lot of things in my kitchen that day and was supposed to add it to another recipe. Ooops! I guess no one noticed the strange vinegar flavor! Glad I’ll be making it the right way this time! Thanks again!

    • Rated 5 out of 5

      I love this! I’ve made it several times already. I like adding an extra avocado to this and a pinch more lime juice. It was enough lime juice that it was still good 2 days later.

  11. This is such a yummy and easy salsa. I’ve made it several times now and its always devoured. I did have a question though. Last time I made this, I swear it called for rice vinegar. Am I dreaming this? If am remembering this correctly, how much do you use? Thanks again for the great recipe!

    • Sasha, thanks for trying my recipe. However, I have not made any changes to the recipe since it was posted in 2013.

  12. Sounds delicious! I have a get together at the end of the month and I think I’ll make this to take along. Love your blog!

  13. YUM!! Made this yesterday and it was delicious!! I added another half an avocado and a little more lime juice. This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thanks for sharing. =)

  14. I have made this twice in the past four days!!!! Didn’t use it as a “dip”, but rather as a side dish on one occasion and put big scoops on top of chopped lettuce for a salad the second time!!! Love this, and so easy!!! Golly, if I serve it as an “appetizer”, we might have to buy an avocado farm!!!!

  15. Don’t be fooled by the “Healthy” veggie snacks they are NOT NON GMO…ergo a big fat bag of cancer. I’m sure they aren’t that hard to make at home using organic ingredients that would be a good project for you to try recreating store bought GMO chips and snacks using healthy organic ingredients <3 Love your site

  16. I grew up eating this. Omg sooo good! I always add seeded and diced Roma tomatoes. Maybe 3? As to making it and serving right away, don’t!! Serve at least 8hrs after making. Right before serving, then add the avocados! It’s a 1000x’s better the next day, I promise!!

  17. Can you make this salsa a day ahead? it would be served the next morning for a brunch, just wondering. Thank You!!

  18. Did you use canned corn?

  19. Where did you find the chips?

  20. This salsa was so yummy! My son and I couldn’t stop eating it. I couldn’t find the chips you referred to, but found something else that worked. Thank you!