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posted: 04/29/21

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This Chipotle Corn Salsa is so easy to make at home. Such a delicious and easy corn salsa recipe that is perfect to eat with chips or on tacos.

a white bowl full of chipotle corn salsa topped with extra cilantro

Sometimes when you get something from a restaurant, you decide you just have to make it at home so you can have it all of the time. It is like that for me with Chipotle’s Corn Salsa. This simple and easy salsa is based on their recipe. We added just a bit more roasted pepper and ours is slightly less sweet, but we like it even more.

How to Make Chipotle Corn Salsa

  1. Roast the Poblano Pepper: This is simple to do, and we have photos showing how below.
  2. Dice: Cut up the onion, roasted poblano pepper, jalapeño, and cilantro. And combine with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Adjust Seasonings: After combining everything, taste and add more salt as needed.

How to Roast a Poblano Pepper

To roast the poblano pepper for this recipe, set it right over the heat on your stovetop. Alternatively, you can roast it on a parchment paper lined baking sheet in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes at 450 degrees.

poblano pepper being roasted on a burner

Roast it for 10 minutes over medium heat, turning it ever 2 minutes. It will crackle and the skin will turn black, and that is fine.

poblano pepper being steamed under a glass bowl

Take the pepper off the heat, and cover it with a bowl. Let it steam for 15 minutes.

a roasted poblano pepper with the skin removed

Peel off the skin.

How to Dice a Jalapeño

When dicing a jalapeño I like to treat it like it has four sides, and cut off each one, while rotating it. Slice off each side, without the ribbing, and then cut long strips and dice those fine. This avoids the ribs and seeds, and keeps a lot of heat out of the recipe.

chipotle corn salsa ingredients broken down by ingredients in a bowl

Eating on Tacos

I love this Chipotle Corn Salsa straight with chips, but it is absolutely delicious on these Chicken Street Tacos. And it is perfect with our Chicken Tacos that we eat almost once a week.

tortilla chip dipping into copycat chipotle corn salsa

Storing this Chipotle Corn Sasla

This recipe can be stored, in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. This recipe is delicious when made fresh, and serving it for a party I would always make it right before serving.

That being said, I’m not above eating this two days old by myself straight from the container alone in my kitchen. It’s so good!

overhead of chipotle corn salsa recipe in a white bowl
a white bowl full of chipotle corn salsa topped with extra cilantro
5 from 1 vote

Chipotle Corn Salsa

Serves: 2 cups
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Prep: 25 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
This Chipotle Corn Salsa is so easy to make at home. Such a delicious and easy corn salsa recipe that is perfect to eat with chips or on tacos.

Ingredients

  • 11 ounce canned sweet white corn drained
  • 1/2 a small red onion diced
  • 1 medium poblano pepper
  • 1 small jalapeno diced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • Place the poblano pepper directly on your stovetops burner over medium heat. Cook for 10 minutes, rotating every two mintues. The skin will pop and blacken. When it is fully blackened, remove it from the heat, and place it under a bowl to steam for 15 minutes. Then carefully remove the skin. Dice, discarding the seeds and stem.
  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, toss to combine, and serve with chips.
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
a white bowl full of chipotle corn salsa topped with extra cilantro

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  1. Marilyn Maxwell says

    Under NOTES you mention avocado but it isn’t one of the ingredients. Is it supposed to be added in step 2?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you so much for pointing that out. This was a spin on my Corn Salsa, which has avocado. We mistakenly left that note in from the other recipe.

  2. Terri Conboy says

    5 stars
    This was a big hit for a family BBQ last week. Spiced it up a bit more for all our fire breathing dragons. Loved cooking the pepper on the stove saved me from turning on the grill.

    • Lisa Longley says

      So glad to hear this, Terri!

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