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Mexican Street Corn Salad | Elote Salad

You don't have to travel to Mexico to enjoy the flavors of Elote! You can get all the delicious flavors and textures right here in this Mexican street corn salad recipe. My elote salad recipe is quick, easy, and bursting with flavor. Makes a great side dish and stands out at any party or backyard BBQ! 

You don't have to travel to Mexico to enjoy the flavors of Elote! You can get all the delicious flavors and textures right here in this Mexican street corn salad recipe. My elote salad recipe is quick, easy, and bursting with flavor. Makes a great side dish and stands out at any party or backyard BBQ! 

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Mexican Street Corn Salad | Elote Salad

I love to make corn salad recipes. They're filling, easy to make, and when sweet corn is in season there's just no better way to enjoy the amazing flavors. 

Mexican street corn is a staple for street food vendors in Mexico and other Latin American countries. It's typically made by grilling corn and then coating it with the mixture we're going to make for this salad version. Elote is just another name for Mexican street corn! 

What you need to make Elote Salad: 

  • whole corn cobs
  • butter
  • mayo
  • sour cream
  • fresh garlic
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • chili powder
  • lime
  • cotija cheese
  • red onion
You don't have to travel to Mexico to enjoy the flavors of Elote! You can get all the delicious flavors and textures right here in this Mexican street corn salad recipe. My elote salad recipe is quick, easy, and bursting with flavor. Makes a great side dish and stands out at any party or backyard BBQ! 

Do I need anything to garnish this salad? 

All salads look and taste better with a final bit of garnish right?! Serve this elote salad with a sprinkle of chili powder, crumbled cotija cheese, and lime wedges. It'll look amazing and taste even better. Everyone will want to know where you came up with the idea for such a delicious Mexican street corn salad. 

You don't have to travel to Mexico to enjoy the flavors of Elote! You can get all the delicious flavors and textures right here in this Mexican street corn salad recipe. My elote salad recipe is quick, easy, and bursting with flavor. Makes a great side dish and stands out at any party or backyard BBQ! 

How to make Mexican street corn salad: 

  1. Shuck, rinse and dry corn.
  2. Cut kernels off.*
  3. Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat.
  4. Add corn and turn heat up to medium/high.
  5. Cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Mix to turn over and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
  7. Corn will begin to caramelize, but don’t let it burn, so stir occasionally and lower heat if you need to.
  8. Turn off heat and allow to cool.
  9. In a large mixing bowl, add mayo and sour cream.
  10. Using a microplane, grate garlic clove on top.
  11. Next, add salt, pepper, chili powder, lime zest, lime juice, and cotija cheese.
  12. Stir to combine.
  13. Add corn and red onion, and mix again until coated.
  14. Refrigerate to chill.
  15. Serve cold, stir before serving.

*An easy way to do this is to put a small bowl upside-down in a large bowl. Place corn cob vertically on the bottom of the small bowl and carefully cut from top to bottom with large knife. Turn and cut until you have gotten all the kernels.

You don't have to travel to Mexico to enjoy the flavors of Elote! You can get all the delicious flavors and textures right here in this Mexican street corn salad recipe. My elote salad recipe is quick, easy, and bursting with flavor. Makes a great side dish and stands out at any party or backyard BBQ! 

 

 

Looking for more delicious sides and salads? 

The great thing about salads is that they can stand alone with a few alterations or they can be a quick and easy side dish for all your favorite meals. When summer rolls around or those busy school nights come into play I know that I'll need easy recipes that are crowd pleasers. The very last thing I need are recipes that my kids won't try! 

You don't have to travel to Mexico to enjoy the flavors of Elote! You can get all the delicious flavors and textures right here in this Mexican street corn salad recipe. My elote salad recipe is quick, easy, and bursting with flavor. Makes a great side dish and stands out at any party or backyard BBQ! 

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Printable Mexican Street Corn Salad | Elote Salad Recipe: 

Yield: 8

Mexican Street Corn Salad | Elote Salad

You don't have to travel to Mexico to enjoy the flavors of Elote! You can get all the delicious flavors and textures right here in this Mexican street corn salad recipe. My elote salad recipe is quick, easy, and bursting with flavor. Makes a great side dish and stands out at any party or backyard BBQ! 

You don't have to travel to Mexico to enjoy the flavors of Elote! You can get all the delicious flavors and textures right here in this Mexican street corn salad recipe. My elote salad recipe is quick, easy, and bursting with flavor. Makes a great side dish and stands out at any party or backyard BBQ! 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 whole corn cobs
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup mayo
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • lime zest from 1 small lime
  • lime juice from ½ small lime
  • ⅓ cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped red onion

Instructions

    1. Shuck, rinse and dry corn.
    2. Cut kernels off.*
    3. Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat.
    4. Add corn and turn heat up to medium/high.Cook for 3 minutes.
    5. Mix to turn over and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
    6. Corn will begin to caramelize, but don’t let it burn, so stir occasionally and lower heat if you need to.
    7. Turn off heat and allow to cool.In a large mixing bowl, add mayo and sour cream.
    8. Using a microplane, grate garlic clove on top.
    9. Next, add salt, pepper, chili powder, lime zest, lime juice, and cotija cheese.
    10. Stir to combine.
    11. Add corn and red onion, and mix again until coated.
    12. Refrigerate to chill.
    13. Serve cold, stir before serving.

Notes

*An easy way to do this is to put a small bowl upside-down in a large bowl. Place corn cob vertically on the bottom of the small bowl and carefully cut from top to bottom with large knife. Turn and cut until you have gotten all the kernels.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 364mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g
You don't have to travel to Mexico to enjoy the flavors of Elote! You can get all the delicious flavors and textures right here in this Mexican street corn salad recipe. My elote salad recipe is quick, easy, and bursting with flavor. Makes a great side dish and stands out at any party or backyard BBQ! 
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