Chipotle Corn Salsa (Copycat)

4 Servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Chipotle Corn Salsa is a delicious and fresh corn salad with jalapeno, lime and red onions just like the salsa served up at Chipotle.

A delicious fresh, bright corn salad just like the salsa served up at Chipotle.Chipotle Corn Salsa is one of two sides I make with almost all Mexican food served in our house. The thing about it is most Mexican main dishes I make are usually meat or starch heavy.

This Chipotle Corn Salsa and a fresh pico de gallo salad that I’ve adapted from a Pioneer Woman recipe for Pico Salad are a good counterpoint to all the meat, cheese and rice they usually accompany. We loved this Chipotle Corn Salsa! With Jalapenos and Lime, it was so easy!

Chipotle Corn Salsa isn’t really a traditional salsa if we’re being honest, there isn’t much liquid in the mix at all and we always serve it as a side dish. You’re certainly welcome of course to serve it as you’d like, but if I wanted it to be a bit more like a traditional salsa I would likely add in some salsa verde to it. I wouldn’t go with a red tomato base to the salsa.

With no added fat, this recipe is a great, healthy option. In fact, one of my favorite meals is a base of this salad, usually a measured cup of it, topped with a heaping cup of the Pico de Gallo Salad on top and sliced marinated skirt steak.  Those recipes will come soon πŸ˜‰ Chipotle Corn Salsa is so healthy and easy, we love it!

If you’re looking for an authentic Chipotle meal, look no further!

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Chipotle Inspired Jalapeno Lime Corn Salad

A delicious fresh, bright corn salad just like the salsa served up at Chipotle. Takes less than five minutes to make, an hour or so to sit and let the flavors meld together.
Yield 4 Servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 1 lb supersweet yellow corn
  • 2 jalapenos , very finely chopped (de-veined and de-seeded)
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 small lemon
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  • Let sit for an hour to let the flavors meld together.


Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 104g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 3498mg | Potassium: 1175mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1765IU | Vitamin C: 65.2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword: Chipotle Corn Salsa (Copycat), Chipotle recipes, corn salsa
Chipotle Corn Salsa Copycat with lime, jalapeno and red onion is so easy!
Chipotle Corn Salsa Copycat with lime, jalapeno and red onion is so easy!

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Made the corn salsa with the black bean chipotle recipe as part of a burrito bowl. It was delicious!!! Thank you!!!! πŸ™‚

  2. Thank you so much for the recipe! Quick question… you recommend a particular brand of supersewet corn to use? Which do you use that makes the best for thus recipe?

    1. You only need to cook the corn if you’re using fresh corn off of a cob. If using frozen or canned, no need to cook as it’s already cooked. Enjoy!

  3. I LOVE Chipotle’s Jalapeno Lime Corn Salad. Every time I stop by there, I always get it. Now, I’m excited to make this recipe!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

  4. Although I’m sure you can use either fresh or frozen (thawed) corn, which is best for this recipe?

  5. Omg just made this! Next time will tripple the quantities! It was so good!!! Kids loved it 5 stars all the way!

  6. Corn salad! Yummy! That looks super good! I love a good Mexican salad! They know how to do it right!

  7. I love it when you toss a bunch of ingredients together and a tasty recipe is born! This is a great salad for a BBQ. Looks so fresh and tasty!

  8. I love pretty much anything featuring cilantro, and that includes pico de gallo, which I swear I could drink. I’m a little goofy sometimes about corn recipes, but this one looks good!

  9. My sweetie is obsessed with all things Chipotle. I’m sure he would be in heaven if I made this for him. Thanks for the recipe!

  10. This looks and sounds amazing! Not only would it be good to eat by itself, but I think it would be really yummy to eat with tortilla chips.

  11. That’s a lot of flavor burst going on in that salad. I think it sounds absolutely summery delightful!

  12. Oh my heck…that looks soooo good! I would have never thought of this sort of combination…usually we just have plain old corn at home haha. I’m definitely making this!

    1. It is such an easy throw together recipe and with no added fat, it is hard to go wrong! Great for summer, and for picnics too!

  13. Yum, that looks incredible. We have a bunch of barbecues coming up and this would be a wonderful dish to bring along.

  14. I love Chipotle but haven’t tried their JalapeΓ±o Lime Corn Salad. We serve Mexican dishes a lot at home, I may have to try my hand at making it!

  15. This sounds like something my husband would really like. I am slowly getting to like cilantro… one step at a time though, it is a must have for fish tacos so maybe I would like this too. Now to get him to agree on not making it too spicy would be the issue first:)

  16. I will be teaching my sons simple recipes this summer. This Corn Salsa just made the list!

  17. I am Chipotle’s biggest fan and this is my favorite item to put on my bowl!! I pinned this immediately because I have been looking for a copy cat recipe for a while so thank you!!

  18. This is a perfect Memorial Day salad and friends will be totally impressed when I bring it- Thanks

  19. Yum! That looks and sounds incredible. Definitely different than any salads we make, I’m sure they’d be a hit at our house!

  20. That looks so good! I’ve never had corn salad before, but I think it’s time I changed that!