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 😉 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 and 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!