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Overhead view of Chipotle Copycat fresh corn salsa with a tortilla chip dipped into it

Better-Than-Chipotle Fresh Corn Salsa

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: About 3 cups salsa 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Better-Than-Chipotle Corn Salsa – Our Fresh Corn Salsa recipe is even better than the kind you get at restaurants. Serve with chips or add to burrito bowls, tacos, salads, and more!


  • 3 cups blanched, raw, or grilled corn kernels (from 45 cobs corn)*
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup finely minced red onion
  • 13 Tbsp. finely minced jalapeño (more or less, to taste**)
  • 23 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder


  1. In a large bowl, combine corn, cilantro, red onion, 1-2 Tbsp. jalapeño, the lime juice, salt, cumin, and chili powder.
  2. Stir to combine and taste the salsa.
  3. Add more lime juice or jalapeño, to taste.
  4. Store in the refrigerator 3-4 days.


*To blanch corn, heat a pot of water until boiling. Add corn and cook just 30 seconds in the hot water. Transfer to an ice bath, or let cool on a cooling rack before cutting the corn off the cob.

**You can always add more jalapeño, so I recommend starting small here. If your jalapeño is mild or you like more heat, feel free to add more, to taste. I usually use about 2 Tbsp. (Remove the seeds and white ribs to make the jalapeño more mild!)

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex

Keywords: corn salsa, fresh corn salsa, chipotle corn salsa, chipotle copycat corn salsa,