Confetti Corn

Enjoy a fiesta of flavors with our Confetti Corn! This recipe comes together in 30 minutes or less and it’s a delicious way to include more colors of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Serve it in a lettuce cup and top with slices of heart healthy avocados to add even more nutrients! If you’re looking to make this a complete meal, add a lean protein such as black beans or shredded chicken.

Eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables provides your body with a broad range of good-for-you nutrients. Aim to fill at least half of your plate with a rainbow of colors for the most health benefits. This delicious Confetti Corn is a great way to show your child how vegetables are available in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes.

Here’s what you’ll need to make Confetti Corn.

  • Corn: Corn is a whole grain and starchy vegetable. You can use fresh, frozen, or canned corn in this recipe. Canned and frozen varieties can be just as healthy as fresh options and may be easier to find in the grocery store. Just look for options with no added salt, sugar, or oils by checking the ingredients list on the back of the package.
  • Peppers: This recipe includes sweet red bell pepper and green poblano peppers. Poblano peppers can be a little spicy so if you have any young children in the family, you may want to deseed the pepper before chopping.
  • Carrots: Carrots and other orange produce contain vitamin A which helps you see better at night.
  • Fresh Herbs: Herbs are a great way to add a boost of flavor to recipes without adding extra salt, sugar, or fats. This recipe uses green onions and fresh cilantro.

Culinary Skills:

Stay safe in the kitchen and brush up on your basic culinary skills! Here are some of the techniques you will use in this recipe. 

Cutting Herbs

Cooking Tips:

  • Try to cut all of the ingredients the same size. This will be visually appealing and help you get all the different flavors in every bite. 
  • When chopping cilantro, you can include the leaves and the stems. In fact, the stems of this herb have even more flavor than the leaves do.

Here’s More of Our Favorite Colorful Recipes:

If you love this Confetti Corn recipe, try one of our other colorful recipes next:

Colorful Black Bean Salsa

Rainbow Fruit Skewers with Cinnamon Yogurt

Vegetable and Cheese Frittata

Pomegranate Kale Salad

Confetti Corn


  • 2 cups cooked corn kernels
  • ½ small poblano pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin, or to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4-8 romaine lettuce leaves


  1. If using canned corn, rinse and drain. If using frozen, allow to thaw under cold running water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the corn, poblano, red bell pepper, carrot, green onion, and cilantro. Stir to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the cumin, lime juice, and oil. Whisk to combine and then pour over the corn mixture. Season with salt, stir, and then let sit for 15 minutes before serving.
  4. Serve in romaine lettuce cups.

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