Simple Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe - The Foodie Affair (2024)

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This Chipotle Corn Salsa recipe is a perfect addition to any homemade Mexican meal. It’s packed with flavor, easy to make, and can be used as a condiment or an appetizer.

If you love the smokey flavor of chipotle, then be sure to check out this Slow Cooked Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce recipe.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s the perfect way to use fresh sweet corn during corn season.
  • All of these simple ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store so you don’t have to worry about searching for hard-to-find ingredients.
  • Turn this into a quick dip or side dish to share when entertaining.
  • This is an easy recipe that will add a ton of flavor to your next meal.

If you love making your Mexican-inspired recipes a home next time try thisPico De Gallo recipe. It’s delicious.

Ingredients Needed

You only need a few ingredients to enjoy this fresh salsa recipe. Gather these ingredients on your next trip to the grocery store so you can enjoy this delicious recipe with your family.

  • sweet corn kernels – use canned or fresh. Have you tried Instant Pot Corn on the Cob?
  • chopped red onion
  • diced red bell pepper
  • small jalapeño peppers – for spicier salsa leave the center membrane near the peppers.
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • lime juice
  • olive oil – extra virgin (not pictured below)
  • chipotle pepper in adobo sauce – this adds a smoky flavor (so good).
  • ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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How to Make Chipotle Corn Salsa

Making this sweet corn salsa is simple. Just follow these step-by-step instructions and you will have a copycat version of this delicious salsa to serve with your favorite Mexican recipes.

Step 1: Make the dressing

In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, chipotle pepper, cumin, salt, and pepper.

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Step 2: Mix the vegetables

In a separate mixing bowl, combine the sweet corn, red onion, red bell pepper, jalapeño, and cilantro.

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Step 3: Finish the salad

Pour the dressing over the corn mixture and toss gently until well combined. Adjust seasoning according to taste preference, adding more salt, pepper, or lime juice if desired.

Step 4: Chill before serving

Cover the salsa and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Serve chilled as a topping for tacos, grilled meats, salads, or as a dip with tortilla chips. Enjoy the burst of flavors in every bite!

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What To Serve With This Dish

​This corn salsa is the perfect appetizer for your next taco night when you pair it with your favorite tortilla chips such as theseHealthy Tortilla Chips. Also, theseSlow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Tacosare my family’s go-to taco recipe.

Substitutions and Additions

Want to change up this fresh to suit your taste buds? If so, here are some of my favorite tried and true swaps for this recipe.

  • ​For a fresh burst of flavor try adding a dash of fresh lemon juice into your salsa.
  • Want to add more heat? Try using spicy peppers such as the serrano pepper or any other type of spicy peppers.
  • If you are a cilantro fan feel free to add more to suit your taste buds.
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How To Store

Storage – Store leftover corn salsa in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. I think this salsa tastes even better the next day.

Sandra’s Pro Tips

  • I like to use fresh corn, but you can also use thawed frozen corn or drained canned corn to make this simple recipe.
  • I’ve found that it’s best to allow the salsa a little time to chill before you serve it so that the flavors mix well together. So, give it at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • Try using this salsa as a topping for your favorite tacos or Mexican recipes.
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FAQs

Do you have questions about this easy copycat Chipotle Corn Salsa recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this easy recipe.

What corn do they use at Chipotle?

They use white sweet corn at chipotle. It gives it that fresh flavor. However, yellow corn is just as delicious.

Why is Chipotle corn so good?

This salsa is so popular because it’s light, sweet, and bursting with fresh flavors. You can never go wrong with ordering this delicious salsa.

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Simple Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe

Looking to spice up your Mexican cuisine? Try this Copycat Chipotle Corn Salsa recipe for a burst of flavor and a perfect blend of ingredients.

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Course: Appetizer

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe, Corn Salsa

Prep Time: 15 minutes minutes

Servings: 2 cups

Calories: 138kcal

Equipment

  • Large bowl

  • small bowl

  • lid or plastic wrap

Ingredients

  • 1 cup corn kernels fresh or canned
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 1 small jalapeño seeded and finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, chipotle pepper, cumin, salt, and pepper.

  • In a seperate mixing bowl, combine the sweet corn, red onion, red bell pepper, jalapeño, and cilantro.

  • Pour the dressing over the corn mixture and toss gently until well combined.

  • Adjust seasoning according to taste preference, adding more salt, pepper, or lime juice if desired.

  • Cover the salsa and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse together.

  • Serve chilled as a topping for tacos, grilled meats, salads, or as a dip with tortilla or pita chips.

Notes

  • I like to use fresh corn, but you can also use thawed frozen corn or drained canned corn to make this simple recipe.
  • I’ve found that it’s best to allow the salsa a little time to chill before you serve it so that the flavors mix well together. So, give it at least 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

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