Healthy & Satisfying: Copycat Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe


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Bold and refreshing, this copycat Chipotle Corn Salsa recipe is a homemade version of the famous chain’s salsa with corn, but fixed up right in your own kitchen for an easy appetizer or snack!

Pair corn with chopped peppers for some spicy heat, red onions for a bite of savory flavor, and fresh citrus juice for a pop of tangy freshness.

The result is the perfect Chipotle copycat corn salsa, great to pair with tortilla chips for an appetizer or to add to tacos, burrito bowls, and wraps.

With bold and refreshing flavor, this salsa with corn is a healthy and satisfying snack or topping that rivals the classic Chipotle dish! You’ll love how easy it is to put together this salsa, and much more affordable than its fast food equivalent!

Easy to customize to your own taste, you can bring the refreshing flavor of Chipotle’s classic salsa to your kitchen table or living room with this corn salsa recipe.


With a light and crisp bite and a pop of refreshing flavor, this copycat Chipotle corn salsa recipe is the perfect way to turn your kitchen into the popular chain restaurant!

With just a handful of simple ingredients, you can easily recreate the signature Chipotle corn recipe, perfect as an appetizer or snack or to add to your favorite dishes.

Just like our Chili’s Copycat Salsa, this is a simple and low-effort dish that combines roasted corn with chopped peppers and onions and finishes it off with a burst of citrus flavor!

The result is ideal to pair with a bowl of tortilla chips, or to use as a topping for a Blooming Quesadilla Ring or these Easy Wonton Taco Cups.

However you choose to enjoy it, you’ll love this convenient Chipotle corn salsa copycat that’s now available to you for a much lower price!


All you need is a handful of common ingredients to create a restaurant-quality corn salsa!

  • poblano pepper – provides nice peppery flavor and a very subtle heat.
  • corn – you can use drained canned corn, defrost frozen corn, or fresh corn kernels cut right off the cob.
  • finely diced red onion – adds a nice savory bite and satisfying crispness to every bite.
  • jalapeno – for some added kick and more pepper flavor.
  • fresh cilantro – compliments the flavors of the vegetables and adds an herbal freshness.
  • lime juice and lemon juice – for some tangy, zingy citrus flavor.
  • salt
  • tortilla chips – I highly recommend pairing your salsa with some nice sturdy chips for dipping and snacking!


  1. Pre-heat oven to broil. In a mixing bowl, combine corn, peppers, onion, cilantro, lemon juice, lime juice and salt.

    Mixing corn salsa ingredients in a glass bowl.

    With easy prep, this is a quick and easy corn salsa recipe that’s ready in minutes.

  2. Place in an oven safe dish. Broil for 3-5 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips.


  • For even more flavorful heat, add a dash of chipotle powder, cayenne pepper, or chili powder.
  • If you prefer a milder result, replace the jalapeno with more poblano pepper.
  • Add some diced tomatoes. A great option is the Rotel brand tomatoes with green chilies.
  • Adjust the proportions of ingredients until you get the perfect balance of flavor.
  • Another great addition to your corn salsa recipe would be some fresh chopped green onions or chives.
  • For a bit more fiber, mix in black beans. If they’re canned, be sure to drain them before adding so you don’t get a watery salsa.


  • Keep an eye on your salsa as the ingredients broil. It’s possible to overdo it and end up with burnt results, but feel free to give them an extra minute or two if you like that charred flavor.
  • This corn salsa can also be used as a topping for tacos and burrito bowls, to add to salads and nachos, or mixed into a grain like rice or quinoa for a healthy and satisfying meal.
  • Pair this copycat corn salsa dish with a sweet and refreshing cocktail like a Mango Margarita, Sparkling Tequila Kiss, or Blood Orange Tequila Spritzer. This makes for a fantastic combination on a warm summer afternoon!
  • Be sure to chop the peppers and onions into small enough pieces. You want them to be easily scoopable!

This corn salsa copycat recipe is ideal for snacking on a summer afternoon or at parties, picnics, barbecues, and more!


How long does Chipotle corn salsa last in the fridge?

Store your corn salsa in the fridge in an airtight container for 4 to 5 days. It may last a few days longer, so be sure to check for quality before enjoying past the 5 day mark.

What corn do they use at chipotle?

The classic Chipotle corn salsa recipe includes sweet white corn, but you can also use yellow corn for a similar result. If you really want the authentic Chipotle experience, opt for the white corn!

Is corn salsa healthy?

This corn salsa is packed with healthy ingredients like corn, peppers, and onion, and only asks for a sprinkle of salt for flavor.

As a result, it’s rich in antioxidants, vitamins like vitamin A and C, potassium, and more!

Copycat Chipotle Corn Salsa

Yield: 8 servings

Chipotle Corn Salsa

This Chipotle copycat corn salsa comes together in minutes with common ingredients for a more affordable and customizable version of the fast food dish!

Prep Time
10 minutes

Cook Time
5 minutes

Total Time
5 minutes


  • 1 medium poblano pepper
  • 20 oz corn, canned or frozen
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/2 jalapeno
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • tortilla chips


  1. Pre-heat oven to broil.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine corn, peppers, onion, cilantro, lemon juice, lime juice & salt.
  3. Place the corn salsa in an oven safe dish.
  4. Broil for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips.


  • Add ingredients like green onions, diced tomatoes, chili powder, or chives for additional flavor.
  • Either sweet white corn or yellow corn can be used.
  • Use as a dip for tortilla chips or pair with tacos, burrito bowls, salads, or grains like quinoa or rice.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 59Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 439mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

Yield: 8

Serving Size: 1

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