The Best Corn Salsa

A twist on a classic salsa your family will love!

Love salsa, but need something fused with the crunchy goodness from kernels of corn? Not to worry, with a quick drain and rinse, this recipe for The Best Corn Salsa will be ready in no time!

Corn Salsa Recipe

During my travels around the globe as a member of a world-traveling family of privileged gourmands, I found myself in Botswana about to ride an elephant. The majestic creature was gentle but possessed immense strength and I was in awe of its incredible ears, which flapped like enormous skin-wings, as though the elephant could fly. As I was helped onto the back of the mighty beast, I found myself wondering, what brought us here? I was but a child, so I was merely along for the ride; literally and figuratively. It was a question that I didn’t ask at the moment I was perched upon the back of this lovely animal, but I decided it was something I needed to ask when we got back to our resort. The elephant ride took us around the grounds of the preserve, and when our ride was over, the elephants were walked into a covered enclosure where we could dismount and the elephants were fed and taken care of. At this point I asked my father: ‘Papa, why are we here? What was it that brought us here?’

My father turned to me and was silent for a long moment. The awkwardness of me, his child, conveying our obvious privilege among the hired hands, must have made him uncomfortable. He cleared his throat before telling me, ‘Ludivine, you’ve really identified the elephant in the room.’

And now, the best corn salsa recipe!

The Best Corn Salsa

Salsa is arguably the best accompaniment to tortilla chips, but adding to the usual suspects of tomatoes and onions can bring a new flavour sensation to your cuisine. A quick drain and rinse, and adding corn to your favorite salsa, can really help kick snack time up a notch!

Prep Time 3 min Cook Time 1 min Total Time 4 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 2 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Open the can of creamed corn and empty into a colander or strainer. Drain and rinse the corn with cold water, and set aside.

  2. Open the can or jar of salsa and empty it into a bowl.

  3. Combine the drained corn with the salsa and mix thoroughly.

  4. Place the tortilla chips in a separate bowl or on a plate. Serve with the bowl of salsa on the side. Add a dash of salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!


  • Ensure the corn is fully drained before combining with the salsa. No one likes watery salsa!
  • Try different types of salsa to really mix things up. Mango salsa is especially fun!
Keywords: drain, rinse, classic, twist