MEXICAN STREET CORN SALAD RECIPE

In many Mexican restaurants, street corn is one of my favorite dishes. Throw all the ingredients together in a bowl for this delicious salad!

MEXICAN STREET CORN SALAD RECIPE

INGREDIENTS
  1. 1 (16 oz) bag frozen corn (or 3-4 cups fresh corn)
  2. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  3. 3 tablespoons mayonnaise (I used light)
  4. 3-4 oz Cotija cheese, crumbled (I found this over in the specialty cheese section of the grocery store, but you could also use feta cheese)
  5. 2 tablespoons lime juice (fresh is my favorite)
  6. 1 tablespoon jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
  7. 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  8. 2 tablespoons red onion, finely chopped
  9. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  10. 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  11. salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Heat oil over medium heat. Add frozen corn and let cook until corn starts to char, stirring occasionally (it took about 7-8 minutes before my corn was lightly charred).
  • While the corn is cooking, mix together mayonnaise, cheese, lime juice, cilantro, red onion, garlic, chili powder, and salt and pepper in a large bowl. When corn is done, gently fold it in with other ingredients.