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Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe with Roasted Chili

Chipotle Roasted Chili Corn Salsa Recipe – Our easy copycat recipe is perfect for making Chipotle’s famous Corn Salsa with Roasted Chili at home, using just 7 simple ingredients!

chipotle corn salsa recipe with roasted chili

Copycat Chipotle Roasted Chili Corn Salsa Recipe

Sure, tomato-based salsas are terrific. But sometimes you want something a bit different, with great crunchy texture, bright pops of flavor, and a hint of spiciness. That’s why nearly every time I order at Chipotle Mexican Grill I wind up getting my dishes a side of fresh and bold corn salsa.

If you also love the simple, slightly spicy roasted chili corn salsa found at Chipotle’s, be prepared to get super excited…

You can easily make the best Chipotle Corn Salsa with Roasted Chili at home with just 7 ingredients! I promise this homemade version is super simple to prepare, and tastes way better than even a good batch of what you get in a restaurant.

scoop of spicy corn salsa

Ingredients You Need

There are only 7 wholesome and flavorful ingredients in this copycat Chipotle Corn Salsa recipe.

To make the best homemade version of Chipotle’s Roasted Chili Corn Salsa you need:

  • Cornpreviously frozen and thawed or fresh off the cob
  • Poblano pepperroasted per instructions below
  • Jalapeno pepperseeded and chopped
  • Red onion peeled and chopped
  • Cilantrofresh, chopped
  • Limejuiced
  • Lemonjuice

Plus you’ll likely want to include a bit of salt and pepper to taste.

roasted serrano

How to Roast Poblano Chili Peppers

The first step for making the best Chipotle Roasted Chili Corn Salsa is to, well, roast the chili! This is very easy to do, whether you have a gas range or not.

If you do have a gas range, hold the poblano pepper over the open flame with tongs. Rotate and blister the pepper on all sides, until it is mostly black. You can also do this on a grill.

If you don’t have a gas range or grill, turn the oven on broil, and blister the pepper under the broiler. Broil for just a few minutes, rotating on all sides as needed.

Once the poblano is roasted and black, place it in a zip bag and seal while it is still hot. Allow the pepper to steam for 15 minutes.

cilantro with lime juice

How to Make Chipotle Corn Salsa with Roasted Chili

Now there are only 3 simple steps for preparing fresh and zesty corn salsa from scratch:

  1. Once the roasted poblano pepper has steamed and cooled, peel off the waxy skin. Remove the seeds and chop the pepper. Seed and chop the jalapeno, onion, and cilantro.
  2. Set out a large mixing bowl. Add the thawed corn, chopped poblano, jalapeno, onion, and cilantro. Mix in the lime and lemon juice. Salt and pepper generously.
  3. Taste, then add additional salt and pepper if needed.
corn salsa with roasted peppers

Chipotle Corn Salsa Serving Suggestions

Enjoy with crispy tortilla chips or crackers. Keep things low carb and serve homemade corn salsa with thick slices of bell peppers or your favorite veggie chips.

Use for garnishing tacos, burrito bowls, or taco salads. Or serve as a side with your favorite Tex-Mex meals! Roasted Chili Corn Salsa is delicious alongside burritos, Chicken Enchiladas Salsa Verde or Black Bean Sweet Potato Skillet Enchiladas, or Taco Stuffed Peppers.

It’s also great for adding a kick to grilled chicken or steak dishes, pork chops, and more!

Frequently Asked Questions

What other ingredients can I add to homemade corn salsa?

Feel free to jazz up this classic corn salsa recipe with other goodies. You can add chopped bell peppers, black beans, chopped tomatoes or halved cherry tomatoes, or avocado (if serving fresh).

How do I prepare a less spicy or more spicy roasted corn salsa recipe?

For a less spicy Chipotle Corn Salsa you can omit the jalapeno pepper. To make eit ven spicier, add an extra jalapeno or two.

How long does homemade Chipotle Corn Salsa keep well?

This salsa recipe is fantastic to make ahead, and the flavors get even better as it sits a bit. Prepare up to 5 days in advance, and keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

chipotle chili roasted corn salsa

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Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe with Roasted Chili

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces frozen corn thawed (or fresh off the cob)
  • 1 large poblano pepper
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Roast the Poblano Pepper: If you have a gas range, hold the poblano pepper over the open flame with tongs. Rotate and blister the pepper on all sides, until it is mostly black. You can also do this on the grill. If you don’t have a gas range or grill, turn the oven on broil, and blister the pepper under the broiler, rotating to all sides as needed.
  • Once the poblano is roasted and black, place it in a zip bag and seal. Allow the pepper to steam for 15 minutes. Then peel off the waxy skin. Remove the seeds and chop the pepper.
  • Seed and chop the jalapeno, onion, and cilantro.
  • Set out a large mixing bowl. Add the thawed corn, chopped poblano, jalapeno, onion, and cilantro. Mix in the lime and lemon juice. Salt and pepper generously. Taste, then add additional salt and pepper if needed.

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Notes

Serve with tortilla chips, on salads, in burrito bowls, or on pork chops or steaks. You can make ahead and refrigerate up to 5 days in advance.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup, Calories: 65kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 4mg, Potassium: 221mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 112IU, Vitamin C: 21mg, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer, Condiment, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican, southwest, Tex-Mex
Author: Sommer Collier

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2 comments on “Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe with Roasted Chili”

  1. This is so good and delish!! Everyone enjoyed it!

  2. This really tastes just like the corn salsa that you can get at Chipotle! Now I can have my own chipotle burrito bowls at home!