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Zesty Corn and Avocado Salsa

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Corn and avocado salsa is a summer side dish served with tortilla chips or as a zesty topping for tacos or fish.

Corn and avocado salsa is a light and refreshing summer dish. The combination of corn, avocado, and cherry tomatoes in a salsa not only creates a delicious dish but also provides a variety of health benefits due to the nutrient-rich nature of these ingredients. Here are some potential benefits:

Vitamins and minerals:

  • Avocado: Rich in vitamins such as vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin E, and various B-vitamins, as well as minerals like potassium.
  • Cherry Tomatoes: Packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium.


  • Cherry Tomatoes: Contain antioxidants like lycopene, which has been associated with various health benefits, including reduced risk of certain cancers and heart disease.
  • Avocado: Contains various antioxidants that help combat oxidative stress in the body.

Heart Health:

  • Avocado: Provides monounsaturated fats, which are heart-healthy fats associated with improved cardiovascular health.
  • Cherry Tomatoes: The combination of antioxidants and potassium in cherry tomatoes may contribute to heart health by helping regulate blood pressure.

Dietary Fiber:

  • Avocado and Corn: Good sources of dietary fiber, promoting digestive health and helping with weight management.

Skin Health:

  • Avocado: The vitamins and healthy fats in avocado can contribute to skin health, promoting a healthy complexion.

Immune Support:

  • Cherry Tomatoes: Rich in vitamin C, an essential nutrient for immune system function.
  • Avocado: Contains vitamin C and other immune-supportive nutrients.

Eye Health:

  • Cherry Tomatoes: Contain vitamin A, which is important for maintaining healthy vision.

Healthy Fats:

  • Avocado: Provides monounsaturated fats that are good for overall health, including brain health.

Low in Added Sugar and Processed Ingredients:

  • Homemade salsas are typically low in added sugars and processed additives, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of whole, real foods.

Taste and Enjoyment:

  • Aside from the nutritional benefits, the combination of these ingredients creates a flavorful and satisfying dish, making it more likely that you’ll incorporate nutrient-rich foods into your diet regularly.

Corn and avocado salsa is a summer staple your whole family will love!

Corn and Avocado Salsa

Corn and Avocado Salsa

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

The combination of corn and avocado salsa with cherry tomatoes in a salsa not only creates a delicious dish but also provides a variety of health benefits due to the nutrient-rich nature of these ingredients.


  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste


    1. In a large bowl, combine the corn, diced avocado, halved cherry tomatoes, chopped red onion, cilantro, and jalapeno.
    2. Squeeze the juice of one lime over the mixture. Lime juice adds a bright and citrus flavor to the salsa.
    3. Season the salsa with salt and pepper to taste.
    4. Gently toss all the ingredients together to ensure an even distribution of flavors.
    5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow flavors to meld.

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