Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe

LAST UPDATED: Jun 03, 2020 | PUBLISHED: May 21, 2020 | By:

This Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe is delightfully sweet with a little heat! This easy dip or topping for tacos, quesadillas, burritos and more is full of fresh flavor! Add Chipotle Corn Salsa to your burrito bowls, nachos and salads for the ultimate Chipotle copycat.

corn salsa in a bowl on a platter with tortilla chips

Every week, Isla and I have a date at Chipotle just before we pick the big girls up from school. During the holiday break, I was missing our little Chipotle dates. I crave their corn salsa both as a dip and on their chicken tacos!

Fortunately for me, I didn’t have to rely solely on taste to recreate the Chipotle Corn Salsa. All of the ingredients are listed directly on their website!

Truthfully, it was easy to perfect this recipe to get the measurements of each ingredient just right because I’ve eaten so much of it. I should probably be a little embarrassed about that, but I’m not!

In fact, my Chipotle Corn Salsa obsession is your gain! I’m not huge on copycat recipes but this is one to savor! It’s so simple and so amazing!

It’s the perfect medium salsa to enjoy as a dip or on all your favorite Mexican and Tex Mex recipes.

I like to give a lot of detail in my recipe posts to guide readers through any questions. If you’re just here for the printable recipe, feel free to click “jump to recipe” right under the title of this post and you’ll head straight there!

corn salsa in a white bowl with cilantro and onion

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

Serve it with chips, or on tacos, quesadillas, taco salads, in wraps, on chicken nachos and so much more! The options are endless!

Making your own salsa is SO easy! It’s incredibly fresh and flavorful. So much better than anything in a jar packed with preservatives. You’ll also love my Watermelon Salsa, Pineapple Salsa, Pico de Gallo, Avocado Salsa, Guacamole and Salsa Guacamole!

It’s gluten-free, dairy free and vegan, making it a crowd pleasing appetizer, side dish or topping.

chipotle corn salsa in a bowl with chips surrounding it

The ultimate key to this amazing dip or topping? Fresh ingredients.

What’s in Chipotle Corn Salsa

  • Jalapeños – Fresh jalapeños add a lot of heat to this delicious dip, topping or side dish. Slice in half to scoop out the membrane and seeds before dicing.
  • Poblanos – Another delicious pepper to add a little heat to this salsa.
  • Cilantro – I’m team cilantro, I love the flavor it adds but omit if you’re on the other team.
  • Red Onion – Adds color and flavor. You can substitute white onion in a pinch.
  • Corn – Fresh corn cut removed from the cobb provides the best flavor, but you can substitute canned corn if needed.
  • Lime Juice – Fresh squeezed lime brings out the bright flavors. You can substitute 100% Real Lime Juice in a pinch.
  • Lemon Juice – Again, fresh is best. If you don’t have any fresh lemons on hand you can substitute 100% Real Lemon Juice. A fresh squeeze of lemon juice enhances the flavors.

Chop chunky or fine – to your preference!

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Variations

  • Roasted – Use roasted corn and or poblano peppers to mix it up 
  • Black Beans – Throw in some black beans for a little protein.
  • Avocado – Another great way to add in a little protein.

It’s the perfect sweet and spicy way to top your tacos, burritos, quesadillas and salads. 

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What Readers Are Saying About This Chipotle Corn Salsa 

  • Leah says: “I love the Chipotle corn salsa! Such a brilliant idea to recreate the recipe at home!” 
  • From Kristyn: “Love how easy and flavorful this is!! I could munch on this all day!!” Me, too!
  • Dani, via Pinterest: “I added 2 avocados diced and used 3 jalapeños diced, 6 ears of fresh corn off the cob and 1 red onion finely chopped, 3 small lime juiced, along with large bunch of cilantro chopped! YUM” Adding the avocado is such a great idea! 
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Chipotle uses white corn, but when it’s winter in Missouri, I use yellow because it’s what we have available.

Use fresh corn if possible, for the best results. You can substitute canned or frozen corn in a pinch.

close up of corn salsa in a bowl bowl on a white countertop

Serving Suggestions for this Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe

One of the many reasons that I love this recipe is because I can create it ahead of time, making it a great recipe for entertaining! I often use it on a build your own taco bar at the kitchen island. Serve it in one of these homemade taco bowls for an extra cute touch! 

I use leftovers of this easy corn salsa throughout the week. In fact, it’s perfect as a dip, an easy way spice up a basic baked chicken breast, on nachos and more! The options are endless.

You may or may not know this, but we love Mexican-inspired dishes in our house. Check out all of my favorite Mexican dishes! Specifically, I’ve got more than a few great ideas on how to serve this Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe! 

This recipe is so simple… just chop, toss and serve! Game on! 

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How to Squeeze Lemons and Limes

  1. The easiest way to juice citrus is to start at room temperature.
  2. Roll the lemon or lime with the palm of your hand on a cutting board or countertop to soften it.
  3. Slice it in half lengthwise. Juice by hand squeezing it until all the juice is released, use a hand-held juicer or the citrus attachment on your mixer.

On average, 1 lime makes about 2 tablespoons juice, 1 lemon about 3 tablespoons of juice.

To Store

  • Refrigerate – Store in an airtight container or covered in plastic wrap up to 5 days.

If you make this corn salsa recipe, I hope you’ll come back and share the results with me! If you love it, please leave a five star review in my rating system below. Thanks for reading, and happy eating! 

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Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe

Julie Blanner
This Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe is a fresh and easy dip or topping for tacos, quesadillas, burritos and more! Add this Chipotle Corn Salsa to your burrito bowls for the ultimate Chipotle copycat. 
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 12
Calories 51 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 ears corn boiled and cut
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and diced
  • 1/2 poblano seeded and diced
  • 1/4 lemon juiced, about 2 teaspoons
  • 1/2 lime juiced, about 1 tablespoon

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients.
  • Refrigerate until serving to allow flavors to marinate.

Notes

Substitutions and Notes

  • Jalapeños – Slice in half to scoop out the membrane and seeds before dicing.
  • Cilantro – Omit if you don’t care for cilantro.
  • Red Onion – Substitute white onion in a pinch.
  • CornSubstitute 1 can of corn, drained
  • Lime Juice – Substitute 100% Real Lime Juice in a pinch.
  • Lemon Juice – Substitute 100% Real Lemon Juice.

Variations

  • Roasted – Use roasted corn and or poblano peppers to mix it up 
  • Black Beans – Throw in some black beans for a little protein.
  • Avocado – Another great way to add in a little protein.

To Store

  • Refrigerate – Store in an airtight container or covered in plastic wrap up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Serving:0.5cupCalories:51kcalCarbohydrates:13gProtein:1gSodium:6mgPotassium:199mgFiber:3gSugar:5gVitamin A:640IUVitamin C:92.6mgCalcium:11mgIron:0.4mg
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