Chipotle Corn Salsa (Copycat)

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

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.

Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Chipotle Corn Salsa (Copycat), Chipotle recipes, corn salsa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 477 kcal
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


  1. Mix all the ingredients together and let sit for an hour to let the flavors meld together.
Nutrition Facts
Chipotle Inspired Jalapeno Lime Corn Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 477 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 3498mg152%
Potassium 1175mg34%
Carbohydrates 104g35%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 1765IU35%
Vitamin C 65.2mg79%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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

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  1. 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?

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