This easy copycat Chipotle corn salsa is loaded with all the flavors we love about the original. Only a few ingredients are needed to make this homemade version of the popular corn salsa from Chipotle.
I’ve been cooking since I was young. As I got older, my love of cooking never lessened. Over the years, I’ve made all kinds of recipes. However, the ones I tend to enjoy making the most are copycat recipes. I just love the challenge of trying to replicate the flavors of my favorite restaurant dishes. As a cook, it’s a challenge that’s both fun and rewarding. In this case, the reward is a delicious corn salsa that tastes just about as close as you can get to the Chipotle original without using their recipe.
Chipotle Corn Salsa
This corn salsa is loaded with all the flavors we love about the original. Corn, diced jalapenos, diced red onion, cilantro, and a Cajun twist of Slap Ya Mama seasoning come together to create a copycat corn salsa that is as good or better than the original. I actually like it more because of the addition of the Slap Ya Mama. It’s a light, fresh dish with a ton of flavor and a spicy kick that’s perfect with almost any kind of recipe.
Why You’ll Love This Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe
- It’s super easy to make and only takes a few simple ingredients.
- It’s loaded with flavor, but it’s not heavy.
- And, it’s the perfect side for any kind of Mexican or Tex-Mex dish or even meat main courses like steaks, chicken, or chops.
This recipe is so simple that I have zero tips. You literally cannot mess up this recipe, which is great! I do have some fun variations, however, that I think you’ll enjoy.
- For a milder version of this recipe, remove the seeds from the jalapenos.
- You can use frozen corn or fresh corn to make this recipe, as well.
- For deeper flavor, roast the jalapeño peppers before dicing them.
- For even more flavor, add a roasted poblano pepper.
- And, for more flavor and color, try adding diced red and green bell peppers.
If you have questions about this delicious salsa, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about this recipe.
What is Chipotle corn salsa vegan?
Yes. There are no animal products in the salsa.
Is Chipotle corn salsa healthy?
Yes, it is. The entire dish is comprised of vegetables, lemon juice, and spices. It’s low-calorie and full of vitamins and minerals.
Does Chipotle use white or yellow corn?
It uses white corn.
How long will corn salsa last in the fridge?
It will last for up to 5 days in an air-tight container.
Can corn salsa be served hot?
Absolutely. Just warm it up over medium heat on the stove until heated through. Stir frequently so you don’t burn it.
What to Serve with this Copycat Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe
This Chipotle copycat corn salsa can be served with all kinds of dishes. It’s a super versatile recipe. Some suggestions include:
- Any Mexican or Tex-Mex chicken, beef, pork, or seafood recipe.
- Mix it into white, Mexican, or Spanish rice.
How to Store Corn Salsa
Place it in an air-tight container and store it for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. For longer storage, freeze it for up to 3 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.
Chipotle Corn Salsa Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this dish. You’ll find everything you need easily at your local grocery store.
- White sweet corn
- Jalapeno pepper
- Red onion
- Lime juice
- Lemon juice
- Black pepper
- Slap Ya Mama
How to Make Chipotle Corn Salsa
This is the easiest recipe you’ll find. It only takes one – ONE – step to make!
Step 1: Make the Salsa
Add all the ingredients to a medium bowl and stir. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Try This Recipe for Chipotle Corn Salsa Today
This copycat recipe for corn salsa from Chipotle is super easy to make and absolutely loaded with flavor. With simple ingredients, 1 step, and a ton of flavor, this is one you have to try. It’s so easy and so versatile that I know once you try it, you’ll find yourself making it again and again.
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Chipotle Corn Salsa (Copycat Recipe)
- (2) 15 ounce cans white corn, drained
- ½ cup diced jalapenos
- ½ cup diced red onion
- ½ cup cilantro, chopped
- ¼ cup lime juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon Slap Ya Mama
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- In a medium bowl, add all ingredients. Stir.
- Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge until ready to serve.
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