Copycat Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe

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.