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This Southwest cilantro lime corn salad is bold, healthy, and incredibly versatile!  At zero smart points per serving, feel free to pile it on tacos for an amazing meal! | #cornsalad #mexican #southwest #cilantro #lime #tacotuesday
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Southwest Cilantro Lime Corn Salad

The most amazing corn salad, full of bold Southwest flavors! Perfect as a side dish, appetizer, or topping for tacos!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: corn, healthy
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 112kcal


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 cups frozen corn, thawed (or 5 ears of fresh corn)
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 - 2 jalapeños, minced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, peeled and finely diced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice, fresh is best


  • Heat a 12 inch skillet (cast iron works beautifully here) over MED HIGH heat. Add olive oil and heat through.
  • Add corn, bell pepper, jalapeno, and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes, until lightly golden brown.  
  • Season with salt and pepper and stir in cilantro and lime juice.Serving size is approximately 1/2 - 2/3 cup.


Serving size is approximately 1/2 - 2/3 cup.


Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.5mg