This Mexican Street Corn Salad packs all the delicious flavors of traditional Mexican Street Corn into the convenience of a bowl!
If you’ve ever had Mexican Street Corn (Elotes), you’ll know how absolutely addictingly delicious it is. It is traditionally served corn-on-the-cob style and is loaded with cotija cheese, chili powder and more.
Only problem? Corn-on-the-cob gets suck in my teeth (not sexy) and then the rest of day I’m trying not to smile or show my teeth in fear. I can’t exactly ask the vendor to do me the favor of cutting it off the cob because I’m sure I’d get big eye rolls from everyone around me (ahem…my husband)…but I love the flavors…what to do? Why, make it into a salad of course!
This delicious Mexican Street Corn Salad can be easily eaten with a spoon, is oh so good, is super easy to make (takes a total of 7 minutes to make), and best of all, the flavors are spot on in comparison to its cobbed ancestor! This dish would make a lovely addition to your Cinco de Mayo menu, I’d highly suggest making it!!
Mexican Street Corn Salad
- 1 Bag Frozen Corn 16oz-1 lb
- 1 Jalapeno seeded and finely chopped
- 1/2 Cup Cilantro finely chopped
- 2 oz Feta or Cotija Cheese crumbled
- 2 Tbs Mayonnaise
- 1 Garlic clove crushed
- 1 tsp Chili powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Juice of 1/2 of a lime
- Microwave frozen corn until warm (mine took 6 minutes)
- When you take the corn out of the microwave, add the mayonnaise, stir it so that it is well combined with the corn, then add all the other ingredients, divide into 4 bowls and you're done!
Patricia Watson says
Easy, delicious, filling!
I’m so happy to hear this, thank you for sharing this amazing feedback 🙂
Tia W says
I will definitely be making this for the next Packer game!! I love dips….I call myself the Dip Queen because that what I bring at every party lol! Glad I can add this to my must make list! Yum!
I love that you’re the Dip Queen, my in-laws say the same thing about me! I love dips so much. I think you’d really like this one!
Making this as I type (thanks!!) but is it chili powder or chile as in red chile powder?!
Thanks for your question, it is Chili powder as in one or more types of crushed chili’s, it usually says ‘Chili Powder’ on the spice jar, but I’m sure red Chile powder would taste good too-let me know how it turns out 🙂
Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files says
This is right up my alley!! I actually have corn salad in the works too! And corn on the cob. I agree. Not sexy!
I loved this corn salad…A LOT…so now I’m totally on a corn salad kick, can’t wait to see yours 🙂
Phi, this sounds so good. I love good sweet corn and I agree corn in the teeth, no good.
Thanks for commenting! This salad was supper yummy, and it’s so nice to hear that you agree…corn in the teeth = no good!
I love that you made this into a salad! I love corn on the cob but I hate the feeling of it getting stuck in my teeth! This sounds seriously delicious.
Haha-glad to know it’s not just me that it happens to and hating the corn-in-my-teeth feeling! Thanks for commenting 🙂