Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe

If you’ve ever seen a copycat Chipotle Corn Salsa recipe without poblano pepper, move on. It’s the holy grail when it comes to preparing a perfectly authentic corn salsa, among other important ingredients like jalapeños, red onion, lemon and lime juice, and cilantro. Oh, and of course the corn. This recipe is super easy to make and pairs well with our copycat Chipotle steak or chicken, as well as cilantro lime rice.

Copycat Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe

Serves Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
10 10 min. 10 min. 20 min.

Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe


  • 24 ounces frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup red onion
  • 2 jalapeño peppers
  • 1 Roasted Poblano pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Salt


For poblano pepper:

Grill pepper over the flame of a gas stove or on a gas grill for 3-5 minutes until pepper’s skin turns black and charred. Once charred, scrape off the black outer layer and set on a plate to cool.

For salsa:

  1. Prepare corn and let cool.
  2. Chop up onions, jalapeño peppers, poblano pepper, and cilantro.
  3. Prepare lemon and lime juice.
  4. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips, and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Servings: 10
Amount per serving 1/2 Cup
Calories 61
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 91mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 14.3g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g 8%
Total Sugars 2.5g
Protein 2g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 191mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Roasted poblano peppers are also used in Chipotle’s original corn salsa, which is what gives it such a distinct flavor. It is an extra step to prepare the pepper, but it’s worth the effort!
  • You can use fresh corn instead of frozen (Chipotle uses frozen). If you choose to, steam or grill the corn first, take it off the cob, and app it to the mix of ingredients.

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