Air-Fryer Roasted Corn Salsa


This easy corn salsa has a great depth of flavor, thanks to the air fryer. "Roasting" the corn, pepper and tomatoes brings out smoky and caramelized notes in the vegetables. Use this dip as a pairing with meat or fish, or scoop it up with your favorite tortilla chips.

a recipe photo of the Air Fryer Corn Roasted Salsa
Photo: Photographer: Kelsey Hansen, Food Stylist: Charlie Worthington, Prop Stylist: Stephanie Hunter
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • ½ - 1 jalapeño or serrano pepper, halved

  • 2 corn, husked

  • 2 Roma tomatoes

  • ½ small sweet onion, cut into wedges

  • 3 cloves garlic, unpeeled

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Preheat air fryer to 380°F. Remove and discard stems from jalapeño (or serrano). If desired, remove and discard seeds. Cut corn in half, if needed, to fit in the air-fryer basket. Transfer the pepper and corn to a large bowl. Add tomatoes, onion and garlic. Drizzle with oil and toss to coat.

  2. Working in batches as necessary, arrange the vegetables in an even layer in the air-fryer basket; cook until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a wire rack to cool, about 15 minutes.

  3. Peel the garlic cloves, discarding skins. Cut the corn kernels off the cobs. Transfer the vegetables, garlic and half the corn to a food processor or blender. Add cilantro, lime juice to taste and salt. Pulse until finely chopped. Stir in cumin and the remaining corn.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

60 Calories
2g Fat
10g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 60
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 2g 3%
Vitamin A 341IU 7%
Vitamin C 10mg 11%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 25mcg 6%
Vitamin K 6mcg 5%
Sodium 106mg 5%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Magnesium 19mg 5%
Potassium 195mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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