Chipotle Corn Salsa is a delicious and fresh corn salad with jalapeno, lime and red onions 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.
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 😉
If you’re looking for an authentic Chipotle meal, look no further!
- Barbacoa Beef
- Cilantro Lime Rice
- Corn Salsa – You’re already here!
- Salted Lime Tortilla Chips
- Black Beans
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- 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.
Simple with light, refreshing flavor. Will definitely make again. Thank you Sabrina.
Made the corn salsa with the black bean chipotle recipe as part of a burrito bowl. It was delicious!!! Thank you!!!! 🙂
So glad you enjoyed it, Sherry.
Do you drain juice from corn and run water over it before you make recipe
If you’re using canned corn, you’ll want to drain it. Enjoy!
how long is it good for,once its made ?
I’d say about 4-5 days if kept covered in the refrigerator but it’s really the best the first day.
Thank you so much for the recipe! Quick question…..do you recommend a particular brand of supersewet corn to use? Which do you use that makes the best for thus recipe?
I’m not really brand loyal when it comes to supersweet corn. Enjoy!
Is that nutritional data correct? The carb and sodium count seems way too high!
The are automatically calculated once keyed in. You can always use your own tracker to calculate.
Loved this with tacos! So good!
how much frozen or can corn do I use ?
You’ll use 1 pound of corn for this recipe. 🙂 Enjoy!
how much can or frozen corn should I use ?
It’s the same amount no matter what corn you use. 🙂
I’m curious as to whether you cook the corn prior to making this?
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!
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!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
It’s got such a great flavor! I don’t blame you for always getting it!
Although I’m sure you can use either fresh or frozen (thawed) corn, which is best for this recipe?
I always tend to think fresh is best and prefer the yellow corn better than the white.
Omg just made this! Next time will tripple the quantities! It was so good!!! Kids loved it 5 stars all the way!
Awesome!! Thanks for letting me know how much you all enjoyed it!
Can I use frozen corn thawed?
Yes, I frequently do too!
Corn salad! Yummy! That looks super good! I love a good Mexican salad! They know how to do it right!
Yes! So simple but tastes awesome. I love that I can eat a bowl of it with no guilt 🙂
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!
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!
Me too! I know cilantro can be polarizing, but I LOVE it.
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!
Mine too! he is always so happy when anything chipotle is made at home!
This look awesome! I’ve made something very similar before.
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.
Yum! This is exactly what I was looking for to make for dinner tonight.
I haven’t tried the corn salad. But ti looks wonderful!!
That’s a lot of flavor burst going on in that salad. I think it sounds absolutely summery delightful!
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!
I promise if you try it you will love it!
Can I make this and then freeze it or should I not?
Yes, you can freeze it.
Oh my gosh, I think the husband would love this! I’ll have to try it out.
Looks really good, I love any recipe with corn in it! Great summer dish!
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!
Yum, that looks incredible. We have a bunch of barbecues coming up and this would be a wonderful dish to bring along.
I love Chipotle but haven’t tried their Jalapeño Lime Corn Salad. We serve Mexican dishes a lot at home, I may have to try my hand at making it!
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:)
I will be teaching my sons simple recipes this summer. This Corn Salsa just made the list!
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!!
This is a perfect Memorial Day salad and friends will be totally impressed when I bring it- Thanks
this sounds so delish! I think I will be trying this
That looks so good and colorful. I love cilantro too so I’d eat this for sure.
This jalapeno lime corn salad looks delicious! This would be good with tortilla chips!
Yes please! I’ll take two bowls of this. What a great recipe.
That does look tasty. I will give it a try.
I always love recreating restaurant’s recipes! This one looks tasty.
Ooh that does sound super good. I’d love to bring some Chipotle into the home.
I’d be a big fan of this salad! The Florida corn is amazing right now, and I love spicy!
This sounds delicious. It would be perfect to take on a picnic this summer!
Yum! That looks and sounds incredible. Definitely different than any salads we make, I’m sure they’d be a hit at our house!
This sounds delicious! So perfect for summertime!
Yum! This is definitely making its way to our table! I absolutely love those flavors.
That looks so good! I’ve never had corn salad before, but I think it’s time I changed that!
That sounds delish! It’s perfect for all the summer cookouts coming up.