Grilled Corn Salsa

5 from 1 vote

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This grilled corn salsa features the flavors of summer from your back yard grill. Fire-roasted sweet bell pepper, black beans, garden-fresh tomatoes and corn on the cob are all blended together for this colorful fiesta salsa. This roasted corn salsa will bring out the best of summer, every time.

Grilled corn salsa on chips

Roasted corn salsa from the grill.

What is this?

Roasted corn salsa from your backyard grill

A roasted bepper and corn on the cob on the grlll

Fire-roasted sweet bell peppers add flavor and color to this grilled corn salsa.

A day or so back we had the pleasure of taping a few more segments the morning television show, Living with Amy, out of Green Bay, Wisconsin.   The show’s producer gave us some topics to try and fill with good food and recipes, one of them being Getting Corny.  Get corny is exactly what we did, and in celebration of a beautiful mid-west summer, we give you this colorful fiesta salsa.

This recipe is a combination of so many things that we hold in very high regard here in Wisconsin.  Summer, fresh produce, grilling, and of course fresh salsa.

Have you ever grilled fresh sweet corn? It’s the perfect base for this grilled corn salsa.

Typically, the fresh salsa we enjoy here in the summer is a classic combination of tomatoes, onions, garlic, olive oil and a dash or two of salt and pepper.  When we make this salsa we try to think just a little outside of the box, more toward the corn field. Lucky for us that cornfield is just outside our kitchen window.

Lime juice and ground cumin are a part of this grilled corn salsa recipe.

The result:  Pure summer.  Pure delicious.  It isn’t just the grill-roasted sweet corn that gives this fiesta salsa a new and ever-so-tasty spin.

a bowl full of salsa

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“Roasted sweet red pepper, fresh lime juice, and a dash of ground smokey cumin all combine to form a new summer sensation.”

Although chips are optional with this roasted corn salsa, we highly recommend them. This fiesta salsa is worth the extra carbs.

This fiesta salsa doesn’t have to be eaten with just chips.  It’s a great side by itself or with grilled chicken or other summer fare.


Celebrate the season, fire up the grill and don’t be afraid to get a little corny.  This roasted corn salsa lets you do all of those things and will be sure to put a smile on your face. It’s just one more reason that you’ll wish summer won’t ever end.   Happy August, happy summer.  -Dan

Try this fiesta salsa and have a bite of summer, any time of the year.


Grilled Corn Salsa

5 from 1 vote
Experience the fresh taste of summer in this roasted corn salsa recipe.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Yield: 6 people


  • 2 cobs grilled sweet corn
  • 1/2 can black beans, low sodium, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 lb. roma tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 roasted red bell pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, stemmed, washed and chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Oil grates of grill and heat to high.
  • Grill corn and pepper, some blackened caramelization will enhance the flavor of each.
  • Use knife to slice grilled corn from cob and coarsely dice grilled pepper, removing seeds and pith first.
  • Combine corn and pepper in medium size mixing bowl and add remaining ingredients.


In lieu of serving with chips, consider chips of other fresh produce such as yellow squash, zucchini and cucumbers.


Calories: 157kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 53mg, Potassium: 318mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 500IU, Vitamin C: 13.5mg, Calcium: 37mg, Iron: 2.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side
Cuisine: Summer
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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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  1. 5 stars
    This salsa reminds me of what we had as a kid, in southern California. I love the touch of heat from the cumin in your recipe! Thanks for sharing this one.

  2. Good golly – that grilled corn looks mouthwatering! WOW!!! This is one salsa I could eat with a spoon – forget about the chips!

  3. That looks sooo good, I love all those delicious flavors. What a fun recipe, you inspire me! You did a beautiful job on the photo shoot. 🙂

  4. And the parade of mouthwatering dishes celebrating the beautiful flavors and colors of summer continues! I love everything about this salsa and plan to try it soon!

  5. Delicious way to get corny! Love all the flavors in this grilled corn and black bean salsa! Keep the grill going for as long as possible!

    1. Sandra, thanks for the great comments and yes – this salsa is a great way to get corny!! (We’re keeping the grill hot as long as possible!)

  6. Fresh, summery, healthy, beautiful! So yummy. There aren’t very many people who grill their corn like this, without husks, directly on the grill. That’s how we do it as well. I think it tastes perfect that way: a little charred and yummy! Pinned for later!