Corn Salsa Recipe from Chipotle

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This copycat Chipotle corn salsa recipe requires just a handful of ingredients - canned corn, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lemon juice, and Iime juice - that you probably already have on hand and tastes just like the salsa you'll find at Chipotle Mexican grill! It's the perfect make-ahead accompaniment for sheet pan nachos, chicken tacos, or southwest salads!


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  • 2 (15 oz.) cans whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup petite diced red onion
  • 1/4-1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed, petite diced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Kosher salt


  1. Add ingredients to a large bowl.
  2. Mix until well combined.
  3. Add more salt to taste. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!



  • Make sure to drain the corn. The lemon and lime juice will provide plenty of liquid for this salsa, so don't forget to drain the corn well. 
  • Add black beans! Though this is a copycat Chipotle recipe, you can add a can of black beans and turn this into a corn black bean salad.
  • If you can let this salsa sit for a few hours before eating, the flavors will have time to marry and everything will have a bit more of a punch. If not, it will still be delicious but the flavors do just get better with time!