Mexican Street Corn Salad skips the taco truck and lands a perfect corn side dish right on your plate. Under 15 minutes for a tangy simple salad that is perfect for pot luck.
Mexican Street Corn Salad
Everyone loves Mexican street corn, but did you know you can also have it as a salad? This perfect Mexican side dish will blow your mind with its perfect flavors but at the same time act as a dip, appetizer or salsa if you want. Its probably one of the easiest dishes to make but is also way underused.
Let’s change that today and make corn salad a staple in your home!
- 1 bag, 14 oz, frozen corn, thawed
- 1/2 cup real mayonnaise ( I only use Hellmann’s)
- 8 ounce crumbled feta cheese (I prefer feta, you could also use a more traditional Mexican crumbled cheese)
- 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and diced
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, diced
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic ( I like fresh!)
- juice of 1 lime (use a lime squeezer)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- dash of black pepper
- serve with homemade easy tortilla chips (option)
Mexican Street Corn Salad Video
I made a video of the corn salad, you will notice the video varies slightly from this recipe. I used more mayo, skipped the jalapeno and instead of fresh cilantro, I only had dried, so added that instead. It still tastes delicious and gives you an idea of the recipe, so feel free to change things up depending what you have in the house. The one thing you shouldn’t skip is the cayenne- its a nice flavor!
Tip: My frozen corn was frozen. So I microwaved it to cook/thaw it. If you have to do that, the corn will be warm. I think this would be a great warm dish or cold; it’s versatile.
Psst….Turn this into Corn Dip.
This Mexican Street Corn Salad reminds me of an appetizer that is really good hot, but also really good if they’ve sat out for for hours at a party.
Mexican Street Corn Salad Recipe
Not everyone loves feta and there are certainly other options in the cheese family. You can use crumbled up queso, cotija, or even ricotta if you are feeling feisty.
How to make Corn Salad-
Add corn, mayonnaise, cheese, jalapeno and cilantro and mix well.
Add garlic, lime, salt, cayenne pepper and black pepper.
Refrigerate this amazingly delicious Mexican side dish recipe until ready to serve.
TIP: You can also serve your corn dip with chips or cut up tortillas
Mexican Street Corn Salad Print