Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe

June 7, 2023   21 Comments

Are you looking for a Chipotle inspired corn salsa recipe? This is very close to the corn salsa they have behind the sneeze barrier.

Recently I posted Chipotle black beans recipe and was asked if I could take on their corn salsa.

Oh yes!

I happen to love the Chipotle corn salsa and order it every time I go there to be added to my salad. Chipotle is one of the few places that you can order more salad on your salad.

The only thing I hate about Chipotle is the amount of sodium found in their food so I was careful here to keep the salt low. I believe you could do ¼ teaspoon of salt and it would be very tasty.

Since it is corn season, I used fresh corn. Slicing it off the cob is very easy. You stand it up on your cutting board (or in a low bowl) and run the knife along the tough interior center. It makes a bit of a mess (any tips out there on how to keep the kernels from going everywhere?) but the results are far better than with frozen corn.

I just want to shout out to Misen. They sent me the knife in the photo and it is wonderful. Check them out if you are looking for a chef’s knife.

I use 1-2 jalapenos because you don’t know until you get home how spicy your jalapenos are. I take a small taste – sometimes they blow my face off – other times I can eat the whole thing without a sting.

The salad marinates in lime and lemon juice and does not need olive oil. This corn salsa is fresh and light and goes incredibly well with the BBQ staples (steak, sausages, hot dogs…)

My whole family enjoyed this and demanded that I make it again. I hope I can keep creating Chipotle dishes at home so I don’t have to take them there. That place is pricey!

What do you do with fresh corn? Please share.

The Misen knife was received for review consideration. No other compensation was provided.

Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe

5.0 from
6 reviews

Makes 5 cups

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4 ears fresh corn, kernels sliced off the cob
1-2 jalapenos, de-seeded and finely chopped
½ cup red onion, minced
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
1 lime, juiced
½ lemon, juiced
½ teaspoon salt
ground black pepper to taste


Mix corn, jalapenos, red onion, lime juice, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Allow to marinate for 30 minutes or up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts

For one cup = 113 calories, 1.5 g fat, 0.2 g saturated fat, 25 g carbohydrates, 4.8 g sugar, 4.3 g protein, 4.0 g fiber, 252 mg sodium, 0 Freestyle SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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