Mexican Corn Salad

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Mexican Corn Salad– Feeling heavy after having a spread of amazing food? This Mexican corn Salad gives you the right balance to satiate your taste buds. Light, creamy, salty, sweet, and modest salad to beat the summer heat.

corn salad served in grey bowl with fork and spoon aside.

What is Mexican Corn salad:

This is a Mexican style recipe and so is bold in flavors, spice, and taste too. Any foodie will agree that a corn dish ups the game to a feast.

The corn on the cob is what many enjoy. However, these corn kernels mixed with butter and spices makes the summer heat a dull affair.

All hot and spicy, yet refreshing, the salad adds not just taste, also the color to your menu. 

A perfect side dish that compliments any vegetarian or chicken-based main course.

This Salad Recipe is,

1. Mexican Corn Salad is easy to put together in your home kitchen. It gets done in no more than 10 minutes.

2. Lightly Spiced, creamy, zingy flavors and the visual appeal will make your mouth water immediately.

3. This recipe will remind you of the most loved Mexican street food.

How to make Mexican Corn:

Prep work:

Cut the corn kernels from the cob.

Finely chop garlic, bell pepper, and coriander leaves.

corn salad ingredients
Corn salad ingredients are taken.
corn kernels in cast iron pan
Heat butter in the pan, add corn kernels
grilled corn kernels in cast iron pan
Grill the corn kernels for 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and set aside.
capsicum, garlic and jalepeno are in small bowl
To a bowl, Add capsicum, jalapeno, garlic
seasonings in white bowl is being added
Stir in Mexican seasonings, paprika, cumin powder, and salt. (If you do not have Mexican seasonings, add mixed herbs and chili flakes) 
bell pepper, jalepeno in mixing bowl
Mix to combine.
yogurt and mayonnaise dressing is in small mixing bowl
Stir in Yogurt and mayonnaise.
grilled corns with the dressing in mixing bowl
Add cooked corn.
a small bowl of vinegar is being added to salad
Stir in lemon vinegar. (If you have fresh lemon, Squeeze 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice)
mexican corn salad recipe is in bowl with spoon in
Mix to combine. I didn’t have cotija cheese in hand, Stir in 2 tablespoons of crumbled cotija cheese if you have. Mexican Corn Salad is ready.

mexican corn in grey serving bowl

Expert Tips:

1. Use a long bowl to cut the corn kernels from the cob.

This avoids any mess or the kernels from falling off.

2. Use fresh corn that is juicy and full, soak and boil in saltwater for some time and then sauté in butter to add the rich flavor.

3. You can grill the kernels on the cob before proceeding to make the salad.

4. If using canned kernels, just sauté them with olive oil/butter and char them with occasional stirring.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. I have some left-over salad, how do I store it?

Store in an airtight container, in the fridge for not more than 3 days. I bet you will never have any leftovers at all to store.

2. I cannot get the Mexican Cheese or the Cotija Cheese, what can I replace it with?

You can use Feta cheese instead. It gives similar results. 

3. I am watching my diet, hence I cannot consume a lot of cheese, butter, and mayo. Will it still taste good if I skip or reduce the quantity?

Yes, it will taste good. You can replace mayo with sour cream and yogurt too.

4. Can I add more veggies to this?

You can add your choice of veggies and it will taste absolutely brilliant.

Recipes you may like to try:

Egg Salad Recipe.

Fresh Mediterranean Salad 

Scalloped potatoes

Frittatas (Stovetop and Baked)

Homemade Guacamole

Other Mexican Recipes 

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Mexican Corn Salad


  • Author: Nithya Narasimhan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This Mexican Salad gives you the right balance to satiate your taste buds. Light, creamy, salty, sweet, and modest salad to beat the summer heat.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1.5 cups of corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeno
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mexican seasonings
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon coriander leaves

Instructions

Prep work:

  1. Cut the corn kernels from the cob.
  2. Finely chop garlic, bell pepper, and coriander leaves.

To make corn salad recipe: 

  1. Corn salad ingredients are taken.
  2. Heat butter in the pan, add corn kernels
  3. Grill the corn kernels for 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and set aside.
  4. To a bowl, Add capsicum, jalapeno, garlic
  5. Stir in Mexican seasonings, paprika, cumin powder, and salt.
  6. Mix to combine.
  7. Stir in Yogurt and mayonnaise.
  8. Add cooked corn.
  9. Stir in lemon vinegar. (If you have fresh lemon, Squeeze 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice)
  10. Mix to combine. Mexican Corn Salad is ready.

Notes

Expert Tips:

1. Use a long bowl to cut the corn kernels from the cob.

This avoids any mess or the kernels from falling off.

2. Use fresh corn that is juicy and full, soak and boil in saltwater for some time and then sauté in butter to add the rich flavor.

3. You can grill the kernels on the cob before proceeding to make the salad.

4. If using canned kernels, just sauté them with olive oil/butter and char them with occasional stirring.

  • Category: Starter /Sidedishes
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: mexican

Keywords: corn salad, mexican corn, corn salad recipe

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  1. Wow looks super yummy..??

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