Creamy Mexican Corn Salad Recipe

This Creamy Mexican Corn Salad Recipe is filled with grilled corn in a creamy sauce then topped with Cotija cheese and chili powder.

This Creamy Mexican Corn Salad is filled with grilled corn in a creamy sauce then topped with Cotija cheese and chili powder.pinterestIt’s the middle of summer and corn is at it’s peak production. You can typically purchase corn on the cob for less than a quarter an ear, making it the perfect summer side dish. This delicious and creamy corn salad recipe was inspired by my Mexican Grilled Corn. It’s all the deliciousness of the classic Mexican street food, without getting corn stuck in your teeth and cheese all over your face.

Creamy Mexican Corn Salad Recipe

  • Start by grilling your corn over medium-high heat until it’s lightly charred.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut the corn kernels away from the cob and place them in a large bowl.
  • Mix together some mayo and sour cream in a bowl and stir into the corn.
  • Season the corn salad with chili powder, salt, pepper, lime juice, cilantro and cotija cheese.

Grill the corn over high heat to slightly char it and then cut off the kernels into a bowl.

How To Remove Corn Kernels from Cob

It can be a little tricky to remove the corn kernels from the cob without them flying all over the place. Here are a few of my best tips to get great success every time.

  1. Lay a clean dish town on the counter, over your cutting board.
  2. Place the corn cob on top of the towel with the thicker part of the cob at the bottom.
  3. Hold the top of the cob with a firm grip and use a sharp knife to carefully cut from the top to the bottom, as close to the base of the cob as possible.
  4. The towel will prevent the corn kernels from hitting the cutting board and bouncing away.
  5. Lift up the towel at all corners and empty the kernels into your bowl.

Pro tips on how to cut corn kernels away from the corn on the cob.

Can I Use Canned or Frozen Corn?

Yes! You can definitely replace the fresh corn with either canned or frozen.

If using canned corn, make sure to drain well before mixing with the dressing. If using frozen corn, run the corn under cool water to defrost and then drain well.

What To Serve with Corn Salad

You can pair this creamy Mexican Corn Salad recipe with just about anything, but here are a few of my favorites.

YUM! This Creamy Mexican Corn Salad Recipe is a quick and delicious summer side dish!

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Creamy Mexican Corn Salad

All the flavors of the classic Mexican Grilled Corn, in a cool and creamy side salad!

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 7
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Ingredients

  • 5 ears of corn, shucked
  • ⅓ cup mayo
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ⅓ cup crumbled Cotija Cheese
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Instructions

  1. Grill corn over high heat until lightly charred. Use a sharp knife to cut corn kernels away from cob. Place corn kernels in large bowl.
  2. Mix together mayo and sour cream and stir into corn.
  3. Season with chili powder, salt, pepper, lime juice, cilantro and cotija cheese then stir to combine. Serve immediately with lime wedges.

Notes

This corn salad can be made up to a day ahead of time and stored in the fridge until ready to serve.

Keywords: Mexican Corn, Grilled Corn, Corn Salad, Side Dish

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YUM! This Creamy Mexican Corn Salad Recipe is a quick and delicious summer side dish!

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
2 Responses
  1. CTY

    Sounds perfect–the way I see it is this will be a new summer tradition. Albeit I will miss the cheesy faces of our little ones.

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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