Chipotle Corn Salsa {Easy Copycat Recipe}

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.

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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.

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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.
Two different sized bowls of Chipotle salsa, and three smaller bowls in the background with diced jalapeños, red onion, and half a lime.


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.

A very large bowl filled with corn salsa, showing corn, red onions, jalapenos, and seasoning.

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:

  • Tacos
  • Quesadillas
  • Fajitas
  • 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.

A large bite of Chipotle corn salsa on a spoon.

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
  • Cilantro
  • 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.

A double photo collage of corn salsa in a large bowl, a spoonful of salsa, and the title in between both pics.

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.

A three photo collage of Chipotle Corn Salsa in white bowls, with half a lime in the background and diced red onion.

Try These Delicious Dip Recipes

Spicy Queso Dip – A delicious and versatile queso dip that takes almost no time to prep and cook. It’s loaded with so much flavor and is delicious to serve over chimichangas or with tortilla chips.

Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip – A delicious and creamy dip that is loaded with diced chiles and jalapeños.

Homemade Salsa Verde – This an amazing and simple recipe that is made with a variety of peppers and goes great as a dip or added to any kind of meat.

Also, try this Enchilada Party Dip from Deliciously Seasoned. It’s a delicious dip that can be made in under 30 minutes, loaded with cream cheese, cheese, and enchilada sauce.

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Chipotle Corn Salsa (Copycat Recipe)

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Chipotle Corn Salsa is a simple and delicious corn salsa recipe that can be made in just a matter of minutes.

Prep Time 12 mins

Cook Time 0 mins

Total Time 12 mins

Course Appetizer, Side Dish

Cuisine Mexican

Servings 4 Servings

Calories 135 kcal


  • (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.


Nutritional values are approximate.


Please note that these values can change with different brands and any modifications made to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements.


Calories: 135kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 5gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 402mgFiber: 4gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 391IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg

Keyword Chipotle Corn Salsa, Corn Salsa, Easy Corn Salsa Recipe

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