Chipotle Corn Salsa Menu

Do you wish your dishes had more flavour and freshness? Do not look past Chipotle Corn Salsa!

This mouthwatering salsa creates a delicious blend that tantalizes your taste senses by fusing the sweet corn with the smokey heat of chipotle peppers.

Chipotle Corn Salsa is the ideal addition to tacos, salads, or grilled foods when you want to up the flavour.

We’ll cover all you need to know about this delectable salsa in this detailed guide, including its history, usage, and even how to create it yourself. So let’s dive in and learn more about Chipotle Corn Salsa’s miracles!

What is Chipotle Corn Salsa?

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A colourful and zesty condiment that has grown in popularity recently is chipotle corn salsa.

The traditional salsa ingredients are combined with the smokey flavour of chipotle chiles and the inherent sweetness of corn to create a mix of Mexican and American flavours.

This salsa is renowned for its powerful flavours, adaptability, and capacity to improve whatever cuisine it is served with.

Chipotle Corn Salsa

Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe

This recipe for Chipotle Corn Salsa is a great blend of sweet and spicy flavours from the Chipotle menu prices. This dip or topping for tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and other Mexican dishes is easy to make and tastes fresh.

Chipotle Corn Salsa Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, freshly squeezed

How To Make Chipotle Corn Salsa

Step 1: Salt the corn

Mix the corn kernels with 1 teaspoon of Kosher salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

Editor’s Tip: If you’re using frozen corn, try to drain and squeeze out as much extra water as you can before you salt it.

Step 2: Mix

In a separate small bowl, stir together the red onion, jalapeno, cilantro and lime juice.

Step 3: Combine

Add the onion-jalapeno mixture to the salted corn and toss it together. Season with additional salt and lime juice to taste.

Step 4: Chill

Put the salsa in the fridge and cover it with plastic wrap. Give the salsa at least an hour to cool down before serving.

Editor’s Tip: If you don’t have much time, you can serve the salsa as soon as you mix the ingredients. But when we tried it, we thought the flavours went well together after being in the fridge for a while.

What to Serve with Corn Salsa

  • Crockpot Chipotle Chicken – This has a little kick!
  • Mexican Shredded Beef– So good!
  • BBQ Pulled Pork– You won’t believe how good this corn salsa is with the BBQ flavour!
  • Tex Mex Grilled Chicken– My go-to recipe!
  • Fast Steak Fajitas – Long-time family favourite (I was born and raised in Texas!)
  • Cilantro Lime Chicken– So fresh and delicious!
  • Green Chile Chicken Tacos – SO SO Good!

How can you adjust the spice level of copycat Chipotle corn salsa?

If you want the original Chipotle corn salsa recipe to be spicier, feel free to add more jalapenos to it. You can also try being creative & adding one of these kinds of pepper to the mix.

What else can you add to copycat Chipotle corn salsa?

This is the same recipe for Chipotle corn salsa. There are many ways to use it so feel free to be creative. Try one of these other creative ways to cook corn to get ideas.

Some people think that Chipotle makes their food with lemon juice and diced roasted poblano peppers.

We decided to leave them out of our version & the salsa we made tasted almost the same as the salsa we bought at our local Chipotle. But if you think a little lemon and roasted poblano sound good, go ahead and add them.

You can also make this copycat recipe your own by roasting fresh corn on the grill or in the oven before adding it to the salsa. This gives each bite an extra layer of fire-roasted flavour.

Chipotle Corn Salsa Nutrition

Serving 0.5 cup
Calories 75 kcal
Carbohydrates 18 g
Protein 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Sodium 5 mg
Potassium 247 mg
Fiber 2 g
Sugar 1 g
Vitamin A 118 IU
Vitamin C 23 mg
Calcium 6 mg
Irom 1 mg
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Fat 1 g

How to store leftovers

Store: The best part is that you can store salsa in an airtight container or in small amounts in separate small jars or baggies for single servings. It will stay fresh for about four or five days in the fridge.

Freeze: Alternatively, put single-serve amounts in the freezer for up to three months for future use.

Defrost: For best results, thaw overnight in the refrigerator. 

Reheat: Heat up in your microwave or serve chilled.

Chipotle Corn Salsa – Video

FAQs

Chipotle Corn Salsa

Is Chipotle corn salsa healthy?

Overall, this recipe for chipotle corn salsa is very healthy because it has few carbs, no fat, and a lot of vitamins.

This easy copycat recipe has only 80 calories,15 grams of carbs, and 4 grams of sugar in one serving. But it has 3 grams of protein and a good amount of iron and vitamins A and C.

Is it hard to make chipotle corn salsa?

This is one of those simple recipes that you can make in just a few minutes.

Another good thing about this recipe is that you can change it to suit your tastes or what you have in your kitchen. Corn, citrus juice, peppers, onion & cilantro are all you need.

Why did Chipotle stop selling this salsa?

Our favourite salsas have been on the menu at Chipotle Mexican Grill for years, but a few years ago, they took Chipotle’s corn salsa off the menu, saying that they could only use foods that did not contain GMOs (genetically modified organisms).

But now, our favourite topping is back on the menu, but it’s called “roasted chili corn salsa” instead.

Can I add additional vegetables to Chipotle Corn Salsa?

Absolutely! To adapt the salsa to your personal tastes, feel free to experiment and add sliced bell peppers, tomatoes, or even black beans.

Is Chipotle Corn Salsa gluten-free?

As long as you use gluten-free chipotle peppers and other approved gluten-free ingredients, the answer is yes, Chipotle Corn Salsa is gluten-free.

What other dishes can I use Chipotle Corn Salsa with?

Tacos, burritos, salads, grilled meats, tacos, and even scrambled eggs go great with chipotle corn salsa. You are welcome to use it however you see fit, using your imagination.

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