If you’ve never had Mexican Street Corn, you don’t know what you’re missing! The flavors in this recipe are off the charts!
This is one of my all time favorite summer salads. The flavor is off the charts!
Mexican Street Corn is typically a full ear of corn coated spicy and creamy flavors. You can get it from street vendors and it’s meant to be eaten off the cob.
However, for this recipe, I took the flavors of street corn and turned it into a salad.
I just love the combination of the sweet, succulent corn and the slight heat from the jalapeno and chili powder. Of course, if you’re not a fan of heat, you can always cut it back or eliminate it all together.
This salad calls for Queso Blanco – it’s a mild cheese that doesn’t melt when added to the warm salad. If you can’t find it, you can always use Feta.
I like to serve this salad warm, but it’s also good cold too. Enjoy!
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Mexican Street Corn Salad
- 5 ears fresh corn - cooked and removed from the cob
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup red onion - diced
- 2 tablespoons jalapeno - finely minced
- 2 cloves garlic - finely minced
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 1 lime - juiced
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend
- 1/4 cup Queso Fresco
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro - chopped
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
- Add corn and sautee until golden and slightly charred, about 10 minutes.
- Remove corn from the pan and place in a large bowl.
- Add onion, jalapeno and garlic to the skillet and saute for 2-3 minutes until vegetables are softened and fragrant.
- Remove vegetables from pan and place in bowl with corn.
- In a bowl, combine mayo, sour cream, lime juice, chili powder and House Seasoning Blend.
- Whisk until combined.
- Pour dressing over the corn and stir to combine.
- Add Queso Fresco and cilantro and serve immediately.
- Try different cheeses: I use Queso Fresco but you can use Cotija Cheese or even Feta.
- This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and enjoy!
- Cilantro Substitute: If you are going to a gathering and people attending might dislike the taste of cilantro, try Italian parsley, Mint leaves, fresh basil. Even try a combination of the three.
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- When a recipe call for House Seasoning Blend, you can use this recipe or substitute salt and pepper to taste.
- I always use unsalted butter in my recipes.
- I always use a meat thermometor to test for doneness when cooking meat. This one is my favorite.
- When a recipe is made in the oven, it should be pre-heated to the temperature in the recipe, unless otherwise noted.
- The nutritional information provided in this recipe is an estimate. Learn more on how I calculate nutritional information for my recipes.