Chipotle Corn Salsa

Chipotle Corn Salsa

Learn how to make Chipotle's famous corn salsa at home.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients. Set the oven to broil.
  2. Step 2

    Place the whole poblano pepper on a lightly-oiled baking sheet covered in aluminum foil. Place 6 inches below the flame and broil, flipping every couple of minutes, until skin around entire pepper is thoroughly blackened, about 5-10 minutes total.
  3. Step 3

    Transfer pepper to a bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap so the poblano pepper can steam. Let stand until the skin starts to loosen and the pepper is cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Wearing gloves or using a clean kitchen towel, carefully rub off and discard the blackened skin. Lay the pepper flat, remove stem and seeds, and finely chop.
  5. Step 5

    Cook the frozen corn according to the package directions (most likely around 5 minutes). Once the corn is done cooking, spread it out on a baking sheet to cool before assembling the salsa.
  6. Step 6

    In a large bowl, combine the chopped roasted poblano pepper, cooled, cooked corn, chopped red onion, jalapeño peppers, and cilantro.
  7. Step 7

    Add the lime zest, lime juice, and kosher salt and toss to thoroughly combine.
  8. Step 8

    Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  9. Step 9

    Serve with tortilla chips for a snack or use as a condiment with tacos or on a salad.