Mexican Street Corn Salad is so creamy and flavored with the perfect amount of spices, fresh lime juice, and zest, with a touch of crunch and a kick of jalapeno! Perfect all year long!
Place non-shucked ears of corn on the grill and grill until tender, approximately 10-15 minutes. If using frozen corn kernels, please see note 1.
Allow the corn to cool for 5-10 minutes and shuck the corn. Remove the kernels, and place into a medium mixing bowl.
Pulse the garlic cloves and jalapeno in the food processor until chopped finely. Place the mixture into the same mixing bowl as the corn kernels.
Add the mayonnaise, lime juice, lime zest, diced red bell pepper. cumin, olive oil, black beans, and cilantro. Taste and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Place into a serving dish, garnish with cotija cheese and add extra cumin and paprika.
Note 1: You can use frozen corn kernels instead of fresh corn. Place a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet and saute 3 cups of corn on high until browned and crispy.