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

This traditional Elote salad....Mexican Street Corn Salad....is a fiesta for your tastebuds!

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: street corn
Servings: 8
Calories: 189 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups corn kernels thawed, if frozen
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 ounces Cojita cheese crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the corn to the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes or until slightly charred, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.
  2. Transfer the corn to a mixing bowl. Add the onion, jalapeƱo, green onion, cilantro and cheese. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, lime zest, lime juice, cayenne pepper and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Pour the dressing over the corn mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle with additional cilantro and Cojita cheese, if desired. Serve immediately
Recipe Notes

Salad can be made up to 8 hours in advance and refrigerated in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Street Corn Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 283mg12%
Potassium 180mg5%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 535IU11%
Vitamin C 5.8mg7%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.