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Street Corn Dip

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One of the best dip and appetizer recipes ever, Street Corn Dip, is excellent with homemade tortilla chips but also duplicates quite nicely as a feta and corn side dish recipe.

Great to feed a crowd; there will be tons of double chip dipping into all that fresh corn-off-the-cob flavor.

mexican street corn dip in a white bowl.

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Why you will love making Mexican Corn Dip

Go to Summer Dip – This go-to dip is perfect for a potluck, picnic, or poolside! With so much flavor packed into one recipe, this summer side dish is ready for anything. 

While not traditionally Mexican (as in salsa flavors), this recipe is reminiscent of Mexican street corn with the savory tastes of mayo, the acidic lime, and the sweet fresh corn. Absolutely a party favorite!

Ingredients: 

  • Cobs of corn – Shucked and silk removed. While this recipe can be made with very well-drained canned sweet corn or frozen corn (thawed and the juice drained), fresh corn on the cob gives the right amount of crispiness to the dip. We also use it in this couscous salad recipe for the same reason.
  • Mayonnaise – I firmly believe that full-fat mayo (Hellmann’s, if I am being specific) should be used. They have the most flavor when it comes to salads and dips. 
  • Juice of half a lime – Fresh limes produce about 1 tbsp fresh lime juice but it’s OK to lower that and add a little to taste. 
  • Seasonings – chili powder, fresh cilantro leaves, and salt and black pepper.
  • Cheese – Either cotija cheese or feta cheese crumbles.
  • Serve – tortilla chips, this homemade cheez-its recipe, or corn chips for serving
Mexican Street Corn Dip with tortilla chips.

How to make Street Corn Dip

  1. Place corn cobs into a large stock pot of boiling water and cook for 5-7 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse the ears of corn with cold water to cool.
  2. Use a knife to cut the corn kernels off the cob. Break apart the long strips of kernels into smaller pieces and place them into a mixing bowl. 
easy street corn with corn on the cob.
  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add full-fat mayonnaise, lime juice, chili powder, and fresh cilantro, and mix well.
  2. Season with salt and pepper. Fold in Feta Cheese Crumbles.
  3. Cover corn mixture and refrigerate until ready to serve and let flavors mingle, or serve immediately with tortilla chips. 

Tip to Get Corn off the Cob

This corn stripper is one of our kitchen secrets to quickly get every last corn kernel off fresh cobs of corn. You can find them at Walmart, but if you want to pop it in your Amazon cart, that works too. A must-have for when you need it and should be in your kitchen drawer! 

SEE CORN STRIPPER PRICE HERE

Expert Tips

  • Great ingredient variations include small diced tomatoes, freshly diced avocado (Right before serving), and chopped green onions. Black beans are also a typical corn dip but if added, make sure to rinse and dry black beans, or the juice from the can will turn the entire dip/salad brown.
  • Want to skip the heat? Substitute the chili powder for something tamer like paprika. You get the color without the spice. 
  • Great toppers for some medium heat (that also provide some color) are sliced jalapeno peppers or a can of drained green chiles.
corn dip made with corn on the cob.
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Street Corn Dip with Feta


Prep Time 15 minutes
Fresh corn off the cob, feta cheese, and a Street Corn dressing, this Mexican Street Corn Dip is sure to be a summertime favorite.

Equipment

  • corn stripper

Ingredients
 

  • 4 cobs of corn  shucked and silk removed
  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • ½ lime
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ cup  fresh cilantro chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 oz. feta cheese crumbles

Instructions

  • Place corn on the cob into a large stock pot of boiling water and cook cobs for 5-7 minutes or until fork tender. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool.
  • Use a knife or corn stripper to cut the kernels off the cob.
  • Break apart the long strips of kernels into smaller pieces and place into a mixing bowl. 
  • In a mixing bowl, add mayonnaise, squeeze half a lime for the juice, chili powder, fresh cilantro leaves, and mix the dressing well. Fold in Feta Cheese Crumbles.
  • Season dip generously with salt and black pepper.
  • Cover and refrigerate corn dip until ready to serve and let flavors mingle, or alternatively, serve immediately with corn chips or tortilla chips

Video

Notes

EXPERT DIP TIPS
  • Great ingredient variations include small diced tomatoes, freshly diced avocado (Right before serving), and chopped green onions. Black beans are also a typical corn dip but if added, make sure to rinse and dry black beans, or the juice from the can will turn the entire dip/salad brown.
  • Want to skip the heat? Substitute the chili powder for something tamer like paprika. You get the color without the spice. 
  • Great toppers for some medium heat (that also provide some color) are sliced jalapeno peppers or a can of drained green chiles.
  • This recipe can be served as a dip, side dish, or salad.

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