Like Mexican street corn? Turn it into a salad! This simple and delicious 15 minute Chili Lime Mexican Corn Salad can be used as an appetizer for game day or tailgating, or as a side dish for any Mexican dinner or your next cookout!
Have you ever tried Mexican street corn?
Lime, chili powder, and cilantro with either a butter or mayonnaise base slathered on grilled corn…it’s a flavor combination that is oh, so good!
For a cookout though, I think a salad is easier to make (and eat).
My son is leaving for college in less than two weeks. He wanted to have a few friends over before they all leave for college, so we had a few kids over tonight for a cookout.
Instead of hot dogs and hamburgers and the traditional sides, I went with a healthy angle. We made a nice marinated flank steak, roasted vegetables, my Lemony Kale Quinoa Salad that our daughter loves, and this delicious Mexican corn salad.
I was wondering how the boys were going to react to my healthy meal, but they actually tried everything, and ate most of it. But the Mexican corn salad went first!
Mexican Corn Salad
This is a super easy recipe to make. Ten to fifteen minutes is all you need.
You can either boil or grill the corn. Grilling actually takes longer so I usually boil mine. You only need 3-4 minutes to cook it when you are boiling it. Once your corn is ready (and cooled…I generally run mine under cool water so I can cut the kernels off without burning my hands), cut the kernels off the cobs and mix them with some cilantro.
Then mix some mayonnaise, freshly squeezed lime juice and chili powder together, and combined it with the corn and cilantro mixture.
Done! You can use this Mexican corn salad as either an appetizer with chips or as a side dish…it’s really quite versatile!
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- 10 ears corn
- 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- ½ cup mayo
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- Shuck and cook corn, cut kernels from corn. Boiling will take you 3-4 minutes.
- Mix corn and chopped cilantro together, set aside.
- Combine mayonnaise, chili powder and lime juice. Mix well.
- Add mayonnaise mixture to corn mixture.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.