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Roasted Corn & Avocado Salsa

In this easy Roasted Corn & Avocado Salsa, sweet roasted corn and creamy avocado combine with fresh flavors of tomato, lime, and cilantro. Enjoy it as a dip with your favorite tortilla chips or as an addition to tacos, burritos, and other wraps. 

roasted corn and avocado salsa in a bowl


Avocado Salsa

Have you ever tried roasting corn before? I love roasting vegetables, but I hadn’t thought to try it with corn before this recipe. Let me tell you, it gets crispy, sweet, and downright addictive! This Roasted Corn & Avocado Salsa is like a holy marriage of sweet roasted corn, pico de gallo, and guacamole. 
When fresh corn is in season, let this be your new go-to recipe for outdoor gatherings and barbecues. You can whip up a batch in just a few minutes. Put a bowl of it out on the table next to my Fire-Roasted Salsa and Mexican Rice for an easy and tasty taco night spread.

Why You’ll Love This Corn & Avocado Salsa

  • This easy recipe only has a few ingredients and doesn’t require any special equipment to make it. 
  • Roasted corn adds a pleasant pop of texture, in addition to its sweet, juicy flavor that tastes like summer.
  • Enjoy the salsa as a dip for tortilla chips or a tasty topping. 
  • It’s the perfect side dish to bring to barbecues, parties, picnics, and other gatherings. 
  • Made with fresh good-for-you ingredients, you can enjoy this salsa guilt-free.
roasted corn and avocado salsa in a bowl

What You’ll Need

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  • Fresh Corn – Fresh corn off the cob lends the best flavor to this recipe. If it’s out of season, you can use thawed frozen corn instead. 
  • Red Onion – Adds a hit of pungent and savory flavor to the salsa, and is slightly sweeter than white onion.
  • Cilantro – This fragrant herb adds brightness and a citrus-like flavor.
  • Lime – Fresh lime juice and zest add a bright, zingy flavor that enhances the other flavors in the salsa.
  • Jalapeño – A bit of fresh jalapeño adds spice and color. 
  • Avocado – Adds creamy texture and rich flavor that can’t be substituted.
  • Roma Tomato – Fresh tomato adds color and a perfect dose of acidity to the salsa. 
  • Olive Oil – Used for roasting the corn. 
  • Salt and Pepper

How To Make Roasted Corn & Avocado Salsa

  • Prepare and roast the corn. Toss the corn with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast the corn in a single layer on a baking sheet for 20-25 minutes, until it starts to turn golden. 
  • Mix the salsa, season it, and enjoy. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add the corn, stir to combine, and season one last time with salt and pepper. That’s it!
roasted corn and avocado salsa in a bowl

Recipe Tips & Variations

  • Let the roasted corn get a little brown. Don’t worry about your corn turning golden brown, that is what you want. The darker (not black), the better!  
  • Not a fan of cilantro? No problem. While it will change the flavor of the salsa somewhat, you can use chopped curly parsley as a substitute. 
  • Some like it hot. If you want a spicier salsa, leave the white pith and/or seeds in the jalapeño when you chop it. Or simply add a pinch of cayenne pepper. 
  • Grill the corn instead. If you have the grill up and running, you can season corn on the cob as directed and grill it instead of roasting it. Once they’re sufficiently roasted and cool to the touch, carefully cut off the corn kernels.
  • Serve it as soon as it’s made. Because the avocado will start to brown after a couple of hours, it’s best to eat this salsa as soon as it’s made.

How To Store Leftover Avocado Salsa

Store any leftovers of this salsa in the refrigerator in an airtight container. To slow down oxidation, it can help to keep a couple of clean avocado pits in the mixture and cover the surface with plastic wrap.

roasted corn and avocado salsa in a bowl

Can I Make This Less Spicy?

If you prefer a milder salsa, feel free to omit the jalapeño. You could add a little red or green bell pepper instead if you prefer.

Can I Use Canned Corn

Yes, you can use canned corn instead–just make sure it’s thoroughly drained before roasting it.

Serving Suggestions

  • Mexican Rice Skillet – Combine this one-pot meal with this quick salsa as a topping for the easiest dinner ever. 
  • Chicken Taco Soup – This comforting soup will go splendidly with a scoop of fresh corn & avocado salsa on top. 
  • Barbecue Chicken Nachos – Go all out and top these decadent barbecue chicken nachos with roasted corn & avocado salsa!
  • Fish Tacos – Enjoy this beachside classic with this fresh salsa for a flavorful, satisfying meal. 
  • Mexican Pizza – A little bit like nachos, enjoy slices of this Taco Bell-style pizza with dollops of corn & avocado salsa on top.
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Yield: 8

Roasted Corn & Avocado Salsa

close up bowl of avocado corn salsa with tortilla chips

Sweet and crispy roasted corn gives a unique twist to an avocado salsa

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 3 ears fresh corn kernels, or about 2 cups
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime zested and juiced
  • 1 small jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 2 avocados. peeled and diced
  • 1 roma tomato, diced


  1. Preheat oven for 450 degrees.
  2. Toss corn with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Place corn on a baking sheet, spreading in a single layer.
  3. Roast for 20-25 minutes, until corn starts to turn golden brown. Remove from the oven and let corn cool.
  4. In a large bowl combine the rest of the ingredients. Add roasted corn, stirring to combine.
  5. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.


Slightly adapted from Simply Mexican

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

8 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 137Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 0mgSodium 42mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 5gSugar 3gProtein 2g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Beti Micevska

Sunday 16th of April 2023

This looks and sounds incredibly delicious!!

katerina @

Sunday 16th of April 2023

This salsa is amazing! I can't wait to try make it again and again!


Friday 14th of April 2023

What a great idea! We all love avocado and I am so curious to try this new salsa recipe!


Thursday 13th of April 2023

This is really, really good salsa! The roasted corn is such a tasty combo with the avocado and onions. I made a batch of this yesterday, and it will bein my rotations permanently.


Thursday 8th of October 2020

I wish the comments were actually from those who have tried this recipe.

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