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Mexican Street Corn Salad
Mexican Street Corn Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

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! 

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 177 kcal
  • 4 ears of corn , not shucked*
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 jalapeno , seeds removed
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp lime juice , 2 large limes
  • zest from one lime
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced finely
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup black beans (optional) , drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup cilantro, , roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup cotija cheese , garnished on top
  • cumin (optional) ,to garnish
  • paprika (optional) ,to garnish
  1. 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. 

  2. Allow the corn to cool for 5-10 minutes and shuck the corn. Remove the kernels, and place into a medium mixing bowl. 

  3. 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. 

  4. 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. 

  5. Place into a serving dish, garnish with cotija cheese and add extra cumin and paprika. 

Recipe Notes

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. 

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Street Corn Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Sodium 454mg20%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.