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Colorful Corn Salsa

4 servings

Source: The Survivor’s Handbook: Eating Right for Cancer Survival by Neal Barnard, MD, and Jennifer Reilly, RD

This nutrient-packed salsa is rich in fiber, lycopene, and other antioxidants. Pair it with baked chips or vegetables.

About the Recipe

13 Calories · 0.4 g Protein · 0.5 g Fiber
Snack · Sauce/Dressing
Gluten-free · Nut-free


Makes 4 Servings

  • corn, fresh or frozen (1 cup)
  • medium tomatoes, chopped (2)
  • medium red onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
  • green bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • red bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • fresh basil leaves (10)
  • lime juice (3-4 tbsp.)
  • white vinegar, rice or apple cider (3 tbsp.)


  1. If using fresh corn: Blanch the corn in boiling water for 3 minutes and rinse immediately with cold water so it does not continue to cook.

  2. If using frozen corn that has not completely thawed: Blanch it in boiling water for 2 minutes and drain it (immediately rinsing it in cold water), or thaw it in the microwave.

  3. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and set aside for 15 to 20 minutes to allow the flavors to mix. Serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving

Calories: 13
Fat: 0.1 g
     Saturated Fat: 0 g
     Calories from Fat: 7.5%
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Protein: 0.4 g
Carbohydrate: 3 g
Sugar: 1.1 g
Fiber: 0.5 g
Sodium: 1 mg
Calcium: 4 mg
Iron: 0.1 mg 
Vitamin C: 13.6 mg
Beta-Carotene: 88 mcg
Vitamin E: 0.1 mg

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