I love a good salsa and this Copycat Sweet Corn Salsa recipe from Chipotle does not disappoint! Ready in 5 minutes!
Just like most salsa recipes, this sweet corn salsa is super easy to make. All you need to do is toss a handful of ingredients together and season with a little lime juice and salt.
If you are not familiar with Chipotle, it's a chain of fast-casual restaurants specializing in tacos and Mission-style burritos.
Since I always seem to be in a hurry I used canned sweet corn for this salsa recipe. If you have the time, this salsa from Chipotle tastes so much better if you use fresh corn on the cob.
⭐ Copycat Rating
Since the goal of a Copycat Recipe is for it to taste exactly like the original, it's only natural to rate this recipe against the original. This Copycat recipe rates a solid 8 out of 10 in my opinion.
🍅 How long does Salsa last
While several factors come into play, homemade salsa will last 4 to 6 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can also freeze salsa in an airtight container or bag for up to 4 months.
🌡️ How Hot are the Peppers
The Scoville Scale is the measurement that tells you the spiciness of a given type of pepper.
|Pepper Type||Spiciness Rating|
|Bell Pepper||0 on the Scoville Scale|
|Banana Pepper||0-500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Poblano Pepper||1000-1500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Jalapeño Pepper||2500-8000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Tabasco & Cayenne||30,000-50,000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Habanero Pepper||100,000-300,000 on the Scoville Scale|
🌶 How to Handle Hot Peppers
The capsaicin in hot peppers is what makes peppers hot. If you handle hot peppers gloveless, it’s a guarantee that you’re in for a nasty case of chili burn, both on your fingers and anywhere you rub. Like your face. Ouch!
Even if you wear disposable gloves, be careful about what you touch. The gloves are going to protect your fingers, but touching any part of your body with the gloves after you’ve handled hot peppers can lead to severe chili burn. Resist the temptation to rub your eyes. Wait until you’ve removed your gloves and washed your hands thoroughly with soap.
While you can eat this delicious salsa with tortilla chips, my wife gets this salsa when she orders their chicken burrito bowl. One of her favorite items at Chipotle.
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Copycat Sweet Corn Salsa recipe from Chipotle (see recipe card for quantities): Sweet Corn, Jalapeños, Red Onion, Fresh Cilantro, Fresh Lime Juice and Sea Salt.
🥣 How to make Chipotle Sweet Corn Salsa
In a mixing bowl, add the corn, finely chopped jalapeños, red onion, and chopped cilantro. Stir till combined
Add the lime juice, stir, then salt to taste.
If possible, cover and let rest in the refrigerator for an hour so all the flavors can meld together.
Copycat Chipotle Sweet Corn Salsa
- Bowl for Mixing
- 1 ½ Cups Sweet Corn, drained
- 2 teaspoon Fresh Jalapeños, finely chopped
- ¼ Cup Red Onion, finely chopped
- ¼ Cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped
- 2 tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
- ½ teaspoon Sea Salt, or to taste
- In a mixing bowl, add the corn, finely chopped jalapeños, red onion, and chopped cilantro. Stir till combined
- Add the lime juice, stir, then salt to taste.
- If possible, cover and let rest in the refrigerator for an hour so all the flavors can meld together.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.