Chipotle Corn Salsa

Chipotle Mexican Grill’s Spicy Corn Salsa is a delicious fresh corn salsa that is irresistible. Best of all it takes no time at all to make! So enjoy some now!

spicy corn salsa in a lblack cast iron bowl

You can make the fresh corn salsa just like Chipotle does at home. It’s hard to beat this amazing salsa. It’s so tasty, and it goes great on tacos, in burritos, taco bowls, or heck it is even great just eaten with corn chips.

What’s in Chipotle’s Corn Salsa

This fresh salsa recipe can be made in just about no time. You will need a few ingredients to make this delicious salsa. You will need:

  • frozen corn
  • lemon juice
  • lime juice
  • jalapeno pepper
  • poblano pepper
  • red onion
  • salt

corn salsa ingredients in a bowl

What makes this salsa so good?

This salsa tastes extra good because Chipotle treats ingredients in a special way. Whenever citrus juice is added, they always add a combination of lemon and lime juice. The combination of the two is quite delicious.

The roasting of the poblano pepper adds a richness that you can’t get from fresh peppers.

Chipotle Mexican Grill’s Jalapeno and Corn Salsa has to be one of my favorite salsa’s to put on my burrito when I go to the restaurant. What makes it unique is that so often we associate salsa with tomatoes. We are often used to tomatoes being paired with peppers but not corn.

This dish is easy to create at home. This salsa goes well with chips, on tacos, and even on taco soup.

a bowl of fresh corn salsa

How long does Chipotle Mexican Grill Spicy Corn Salsa stay fresh

This salsa stays fresh for three to five days. So you can prepare this a day or two in advance and then enjoy it for a couple of days. I personally think it tastes better the second day.

Chipotle Mexican Grill corn salsa on tacos

You could make this recipe using fresh corn on the cob. Do you need to learn how to cut corn off of the cob? Watch this video.

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spicy corn salsa in a lblack cast iron bowl

Chipotle Corn Salsa

You can make Chipotle's corn salsa at home with this copycat recipe. Fresh flavors and a spicy kick make it perfect for tacos, burritos, and more.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chipotle Recipes, Corn, Salsa
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 34kcal


  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeno seeds removed
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted poblano pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chopped red onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • Completely thaw frozen corn.   
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Run poblano pepper with vegetable oil. When the oven is hot, roast the pepper for 6 to 8 minutes on each side. Remove pepper from the oven. Allow it to cool slightly, remove the tough outer skin.
  • Chopped jalapeno very finely.  If you do not like heat, remove seeds, before chopping.  You may also want to start with 1 teaspoon of jalapeno before adding the second teaspoon.  Finely chop the poblano pepper.
  • Add chopped cilantro, salt, peppers, and red onions. Stir in the lemon and lime juice Stir well to mix the salsa together. Refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving. This will allow the flavors to marry together.


Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 52IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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