Chipotle Corn Salsa (Copycat)

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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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

5 from 12 votes
  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Course: Salad
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder

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.


  • 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


Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.

  2. Let sit for an hour to let the flavors meld together.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 Servings, Amount per serving: 477 calories, Calories: 477g, Carbohydrates: 104g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 7g, Sodium: 3498mg, Potassium: 1175mg, Fiber: 13g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 1765g, Vitamin C: 65.2g, Calcium: 32g, Iron: 2g

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Keywords: 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!

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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!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  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!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  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 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!

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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!

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

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

  13. 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:)

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

  15. 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!!

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

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