Chipotle Corn Salsa (Copycat Recipe)

This copycat Chipotle corn salsa is quick, easy, and crazy delicious! Dive in with tortilla chips or use it to top burritos, tacos, salads, nachos, and more!

Copycat Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe

Since our nearest Chipotle is a not-so-brisk 90 minute drive away, my burrito bowl loving husband and I have resorted to recreating our fresh-mex favorites at home. Their magical corn salsa is one of our go-tos and you are going to straight up freak when you realize how easy it is to make at home! Not only is it crazy simple and freakishly fast to make, but it’s beyond delicious!

My husband and I can easily devour the entire batch in a matter of minutes. It’s SO good!

It’s also a great make-ahead option for those of you who like to meal prep.

Cue the corn-shaped confetti and jazz hands. WHOOO!

Chipotle Corn Salsa

This tasty Chipotle Corn Salsa is great right away and amazing the next day too! Ours never makes it past the third day though because we devour it all like a pair of crazed salsa addicts.

We’ve pretty much decided that all corn from here on out is destined to be used for this dish, my Spicy Southern Hot Corn and Cilantro Lime Edamame Salad from here on out. No more corn dishes need apply! We good!

Chipotle Corn Salsa

This Chipotle copycat rivals the restaurant! Feel free to double, triple, or quadruple as needed to share with family and friends!

Serve with tortilla chips for dipping or on top of burritos, tacos, salads, nachos, fajitas, and so. much. more. It’s great on everything!

Copycat Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe
5 from 6 votes

Chipotle Corn Salsa

This copycat Chipotle corn salsa is quick, easy, and crazy delicious! Dive in with tortilla chips or use it to top burritos, tacos, salads, nachos, and more!

Recipe yields 2 cups salsa.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Keyword Chipotle Corn Salsa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 76 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons


  • 12 oz corn kernels (frozen or fresh)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped jalapeño pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 TBSP chopped green onion (optional)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 TBSP olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt, plus extra to taste


  1. Cook corn via your favorite method! You'll want to snag a 12 ounce bag or grab two large ears of corn and remove the kernels with a knife. Steam/microwave if using frozen or sauté fresh kernels in a skillet until tender. Easy peasy!
  2. Allow corn to cool and combine with onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and green onion. Add lime juice and a tablespoon of your favorite healthy oil (we love using avocado oil here!) then season with salt.
  3. Toss it all together and chill until ready to eat! It's great right away and even fantastic the following day!
  4. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping or on top of all your favorite Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes. It's great on everything!

Recipe Notes

Not a fan of spice or heat? Skip the jalapeño and try it with a little sweet red bell pepper instead!

Corn Salsa nutrition facts below are an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. 

Nutrition Facts
Chipotle Corn Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 76 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 204mg9%
Potassium 125mg4%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 10.3mg12%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Copycat Chipotle Corn Salsa Dip Recipe

Chipotle Corn Salsa Dip

If you get a chance to try this crazy tasty copycat chipotle corn salsa, let me know! Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation!

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Recipe Rating


  • Judy

    5 stars
    We love this! Thank you! It’s great on Burritos!

  • Nancy Piran

    5 stars
    This was super easy to make and the flavor is so good! We loved the kick to it!

    • So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks Nancy!

  • 5 stars
    I love how fresh this is and corn is my favorite vegetable!

  • 5 stars
    I can’t get enough of this stuff! Delicious!

  • Jessica

    5 stars
    OMG- I love their salads and get this corn all the time. I’ve been looking for a recipe and this one nailed it!

  • Krissy Allori

    5 stars
    This is the best recipe I’ve found for using my fresh corn from the garden!

    • So glad you’re enjoying the recipe Krissy! xo

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