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This Mexican street corn salad is amazing! Sweet juicy corn combined with spicy Jalapeno, garlic, cilantro, mayo, lime juice and tangy cheese – mouthwatering!
If the only Mexican salads you can think of are tomato salsa and avocado guacamole, you “ain’t seen nothing” yet! You owe it to yourself to try this mouthwatering Mexican street corn salad! This corn salad is simply epic, truly truly epic! You absolutely need it in your life!
This Mexican street corn salad can be served as a salsa with chips or as a salad. You can also serve it in cocktail glasses as a fancy Mexican appetizer!
Mexican street corn salad is a perfect combination of sweet, spicy and tangy flavors. Sweet corn kernels are mixed with spicy Jalapeno, pungent garlic, zesty cilantro, dressed with a dressing of mayo and freshly squeezed lime juice and finished with a large amount of tangy crumbled cheese! This stuff is simply mouthwatering! There is no other food that tastes like this, this Mexican street corn salad is truly unique!
This yummy salad is really easy to make, it’s one of the easiest salad recipes ever! There is very little chopping involved, in fact you can completely avoid chopping simply by throwing Jalapeno, cilantro and garlic in the food processor, mincing it all together and then adding to the corn! Defrost a huge bag of frozen corn in a microwave, add minced Jalapeno, cilantro and garlic, season with mayo and lime juice, stir in the crumbled cheese, add salt and paprika to taste and your impressive Mexican corn salad is ready!
If you want to use fresh corn instead of frozen, of course you can! Simply cook the corn on a cob, then cut off the kernels with a knife and use in your salad. The easiest ways of cooking corn are cooking corn in its husk and microwave corn on the cob!
Authentic Mexican street corn salad is made with crumbled Mexican Cotija cheese. Can’t find Cotija cheese? No worries! Simply substitute it with crumbled Feta cheese and make this amazing corn salad today!
Another awesome thing about this Mexican street corn salad is that it can be made ahead. In fact, as it marinates in the refrigerator, it tastes even better the next day! Salads that can be made ahead are always a great find!
This salad recipe portion is quite large, but I suggest you make the whole thing as it keeps well in a refrigerator for several days and it’s always great to have a stash of something tasty to look forward to! This corn salad disappears so quickly, you won’t believe it!
This salad makes an absolutely perfect picnic food. If you are looking for a unique picnic salad, this is it! Mexican street corn salad can be made ahead and is easy to transport, and the fresh corn is like a symbol of summer flavor! Even if your picnic is not Mexican-themed, this delicious corn salad will always be welcome.
If you like this amazing Mexican street corn salad, you will also love these easy recipes:
Pico De Gallo Recipe – fresh Mexican tomato salsa, delicious!
Best Guacamole Recipe Ever – everyone loves a good guac and this is my favorite!
Best Ever Potato Salad – this one is the king of all picnic food!
Grilled Chicken Skewers – these taste so good with Mexican street corn salad on the side!
- 2 lbs frozen corn, thawed (or fresh corn kernels cut off the cob)
- ¼ cup mayo
- 8 oz crumbled Cotija cheese (or use crumbled Feta instead)
- 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
- 1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lime, squeezed
- Salt and paprika to taste
- Put corn, jalapeno, cilantro and garlic in a bowl and mix until combined.
- In a cup, mix the mayo and lime juice until combined.
- Add the mayo dressing to the corn mixture and mix until combined.
- Add the crumbled cheese to the corn mixture and mix until combined.
- Add salt and paprika to taste.