Mexican Street Corn Salad

If you love corn, you have to make this dreamy creamy side dish.
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Mexican Street Corn Salad (full recipe is on my site: HungryHappens.Net)

♬ original sound – Stella Drivas

This is my favorite salad because I am a major fan of all the ingredients, especially that corn! Buttery corn is my weakness. Especially when its barbecued.

Also, there is something so satisfying shaving corn off the cob. I cannot explain the euphoria. And then biting into those big chunks in the salad – magnificent.

This sauce is everything ..with a little bit of mayonnaise and sour cream and that cotija cheese to tie it all together. Cotija cheese is similar in taste to parmesan cheese and in texture to feta cheese. Don’t forget to sprinkle the top with some extra crumbled cotija cheese and cilantro for aesthetic purposes. Big chef’s kiss and I need to make this again ASAP!

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Mexican Street Corn Salad

5 from 1 vote
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins

Ingredients 

Dressing:

  • 3 tbs Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbs mayo
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lime, half zested + fully juiced
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder (or Sriracha)
  • salt to taste

Salad:

  • 4 ears corn
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1/2 large bell pepper, fine chop
  • 1 small jalapeño, fine chop
  • 1/2 cup cotija cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  • Grill your buttered corn on your BBQ to get those lovely black grill marks and smokey flavor.  You can also use frozen corn (thats heated through in some boiling water), roast in the oven or boil the ears.  Allow to cool and then slice off the kernels and add to a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, mayo, garlic, lime juice, zest, chili powder + salt. Taste and adjust if needed. Sometimes I add 1/2 tsp sugar to compliment the spicy.
  • Pour this mixture over the shaved corn and mix to combine.

Notes

You can sub in sour cream for the greek yogurt.

Nutrition

Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 931IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 1mg
Author: Stella

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