This Mexican Street Corn Salad is the perfect summer recipe when good corn is in season! You get all the classic flavors of Mexican Street Corn but it’s served salad style along with avocado. Everyone will love this!
Mexican Street Corn Salad
What’s not love the classic vendor style, Mexican take on corn on the cob? It’s creamy, it’s cheesy, it’s perfectly spiced and that charred flavor just takes it over the top.
The only slight draw back is that it’s a little messy. That’s where this easy Mexican Street Corn Salad comes in.
And when you make it in salad form you can have the bonus of those irresistibly smooth and creamy avocados, which makes for the perfect upgrade on the popular street corn.
Ingredients for this Mexican Street Corn Salad
- 4 medium ears fresh corn
- 1 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup chopped red onion
- 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 1/2 avocados
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3 oz cotija cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced (optional)
- 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 Tbsp lime juice
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How to Make this Corn Salad
First you’ll start out by cutting the corn kernals from the cobs.
Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn, season lightly with salt and cook, stirring about every 2 minutes, until golden brown.
Add the corn to a salad bowl along with avocado, red onion, cotija, cilantro, mayonnaise, jalapeno, lime juice, garlic, and chili powder.
Gently toss it all together then serve right away.
What to Serve with This
I love to serve this with tacos. Any of these are great choices and this street corn salad will even make a good topping in tacos!
- Shredded Beef Tacos,
- Carnitas (slow cooker or instant pot method included)
- Roasted Chicken Tacos
- Grilled Fish Tacos
- Grilled Chicken Tacos
- Black Bean Tacos
- Grilled Fish Tacos
Is There a Substitute for Cotija Cheese?
If you can’t find Cotija cheese (which is usually near the chilled Latin foods or specialty cheeses) then feta would be a great alternative.
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All the flavors of the classic Mexican street corn (elotes) but in salad form with the addition of avocado and onion. Less messy and easier to eat. Perfect side to all your favorite Mexican food!
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering.
Add corn, season with salt to taste and toss, then let cook, tossing only occasionally (about every 2 minutes) until corn is well charred all over (about 6 – 9 minutes total).
Add corn to a medium bowl along with, avocados, onions, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, Cotija, mayonnaise, and lime juice and chili powder and toss.
Serve immediately with more chili powder to taste as desired.