Frito Corn Salad

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5 from 1 vote
Frito Corn Salad is one of those unique, quirky salads that you try because it sounds so different but will keep on making because it tastes so very good.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Bowl of Frito Corn Salad with a multi striped tablecloth.

Frito Corn Salad is one of those unique, quirky salads that you try because it sounds so different but will keep on making because it tastes so very good. Everyone will be begging for this recipe!

Bowl of Frito Corn Salad with a multi striped tablecloth.

This Frito corn salad is the perfect litts side dish when you just need a little something extra to up the flavor of an ordinary meal or a wow side dish to bring to a party or barbeque.

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The spicy flavor sets this corn dish apart from other sides. The fritos add that unexpected crunch. Who invented the fritos chip? NPR explains it here.

  • 10 Minute Meal: Can be a stand alone meal on a hot summer day.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: Kids love Fritos and corn!
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Just don’t top the unused portion with chips until ready to serve.
A spoonful of frito corn dip with a multi colred striped napkin in the background.

What You Need to Make Frito Corn Salad

Ingredients

Clear glass bowls of cheese corn, sour cream and fresh vegetables to make corn salad.

Equipment

How to Make Frito Corn Salad – Step by Step

Picture of chopped vegetables, the salad mixed and the final shot topped with fritos.
  • Mix: First, in a large bowl, combine corn, cheese, bell pepper, red onion and garlic;
  • Add: Second stir in mayonnaise, Taco Seasoning Blend and House Seasoning Blend and then stir until completely combined.
  • Next Step Here: Finally, Top with crushed Fritos just before serving.
Bowl of Frito Corn Salad with a multi striped tablecloth.

Common Questions About Corn Salad

CAN I USE CANNED CORN?

Indeed, make sure that it is well drained and it will work just as well.

SUBSTITUTE A DIFFERENT FRITO FLAVOR?

Of course, use Original, Barbecue, Chili Cheese, Flamin’ Hot, McGraw’s Spicy Jalapeno, Tangy Roasted Corn, Ranch Style or lightly sated.

RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Absolutely, simply adjust the ingredients to make the amount that you need.

HOW TO STORE FRITO CORN SALAD?

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days, simply do not add the chips until ready to serve.

side view of frito corn salad in a clear glass bowl.

Expert Tips for Making Crispy Corn Salad

  • Add Black Beans: Drained and rinsed black beans are wonderful in this recipe.
  • Short cut tip: Pre sliced and minced vegetables and pre shredded cheese can be used.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add traditional or flavored ranch dressing in place of mayonnaise.
  • Alternate ingredient: Bacon! Crumbled up bacon or bach bits add a great flavor.
  • Chicken: Diced grilled chicken makes it a meal.
  • Lime: Zing it up with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

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Bowl of Frito Corn Salad with a multi striped tablecloth.

Frito Corn Salad

5 from 1 vote
Frito Corn Salad is one of those unique, quirky salads that you try because it sounds so different but will keep on making because it tastes so very good.
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Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 oz frozen corn thawed
  • 2 cups shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Taco Seasoning Blend
  • 2 teaspoons House Seasoning Blend
  • 2 cups Fritos corn chips crushed

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine corn, cheese, bell pepper, red onion and garlic; Stir until combined.
  • Stir in mayonnaise, Taco Seasoning Blend and House Seasoning Blend; Stir until completely combined.
  • Top with crushed Fritos just before serving.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Black Beans: Drained and rinsed black beans are wonderful in this recipe.
  • Short cut tip: Pre sliced and minced vegetables and pre shredded cheese can be used.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add traditional or flavored ranch dressing in place of mayonnaise.
  • Alternate ingredient: Bacon! Crumbled up bacon or bach bits add a great flavor.
  • Chicken: Diced grilled chicken makes it a meal.
  • Lime: Zing it up with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 1107mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 433IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 271mg | Iron: 1mg

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