Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad

Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad - A tantalizing combination of sweet, savory, smoky and spicy flavors. Easy to make and even easier to devour!

Grilled Mexican street corn salad is loaded with a tantalizing mix of sweet, savory, smoky and spicy flavors.

This salad is so good you will want to make it all the time. Easy to make and even easier to devour!

Need to bring a dish to a potluck or barbecue? This will make you the hit of the party.

Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad

Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad - A tantalizing mix of sweet, savory, spicy flavors. Easy to make and even easier to devour!

Turn that favorite grilled corn on the cob into a salad with a kick of heat!

Simply grill the ears of corn on the cob and the jalapenos.

Slice the kernels off of the grilled corn into a large bowl. The easiest way to do this without losing a finger is to place a small bowl upside down into a big bowl. Place the corn cob on the small bowl and slice down the kernels.

Dice up the jalapenos. This is where you control the heat, leave the seeds and ribs of the jalapenos for extra spicy goodness. Or remove them for a less spicy bite.

Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad - A tantalizing mix of sweet, savory, spicy flavors. Easy to make and even easier to devour!

Add the chopped green onions and parsley.

In a separate small bowl whisk the mayonnaise, garlic, lime juice, salt, and pepper.

Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad - A tantalizing mix of sweet, savory, spicy flavors. Easy to make and even easier to devour!

Pour the dressing over the corn mixture and stir to combine.

Add the crumbled Cotija cheese and stir gently to incorporate.

Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad - A tantalizing combination of sweet, savory, smoky and spicy flavors. Easy to make and even easier to devour!

This salad is a perfect side dish for almost any meal. Great for barbecues!

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Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad - A tantalizing combination of sweet, savory, smoky and spicy flavors. Easy to make and even easier to devour!
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Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad

Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad – A tantalizing combination of sweet, savory, smoky and spicy flavors. Easy to make and even easier to devour!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: corn, grilled, Mexican, salad, street
Servings: 4
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Don’t Sweat The Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 ears of fresh corn on the cob
  • 2 fresh jalapenos
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4-5 green onions, diced (we used green tops only)
  • 1 cup Cotija cheese

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt adjust to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to 400ºF.
  • Grill the corn and jalapenos for 15-20 minutes, turning frequently, until lightly charred.
  • Carefully cut the corn off the cobs into a large bowl. Chop and seed (if desired) the grilled jalapenos and toss in the bowl with the corn.
  • Add the cilantro and green onions.
  • In a small bowl mix the dressing ingredients. Pour over the corn mixture and toss to combine.
  • Add the Cotija cheese and gently toss to incorporate.
  • Serve warm, room temperature or cold.

Nutrition

Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 684mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 895IU | Vitamin C: 27.2mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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Comments

  1. Reply

    Oh my gosh!!! My husband and I were JUST commenting on how much we love Mexican style grilled corn. This Salad version is pretty genius. LOVE that idea. I’m MAKING this next week for sure…. Adding cotija and corn to my grocery list now!! Do you think tossed with some spinach it would be good? Maybe toss in some rotisserie chicken for protein? Trying to think of a way to turn it into a whole meal —- and avoid turning on the oven in this heatwave Seattle is currently having!

    1. Reply

      Maria, thank you so much! Not so sure tossing the chicken in would be good but grill it and serve the salad as a side. Thank you for coming by. I totally understand not wanting to heat the oven in this heat, it’s miserable.

  2. Reply

    5 stars
    This was a hit at a graduation party!! People wanted the recipe so I sent them the link.

  3. Reply

    Can you make this a day ahead of time? Maybe make the salad and add the dressing just before servings? Can’t wait to try it!

    1. Reply

      You sure can! This will allow all those yummy flavors to come together all the more!

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