Mexican Street Corn: Great Recipe for Warm Mexican Street Corn Salad!

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Mexican Street Corn Salad Recipe

Mexican street corn is a simple and delicious side dish recipe that you simply must try! You will love this Mexican street corn salad recipe.

I freeze a lot of my own veggies. Last year I got an overabundance of sweet corn. Gallons and gallons of it! I’m trying to use as much as I can before the next harvest. And it’s going to be tough because there is so much. Plain buttered corn is great, but I need some variety. Since I love street corn, this seemed like a no-brainer.

What is Mexican Street Corn?

If you go to a lot of cities, there are street vendors with all kinds of yummy treats. I discovered Elote, or Mexican Street Corn while in Miami. It’s so good, and not just sweet corn. It’s a blend of corn with cotija cheese and all kinds of spices. I decided to take this recipe and make a warm salad out of it. I think you could even blend this up and make a dip out of it.

Mexican Street Corn Salad Recipe

Mexican Street Corn Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Mexican street corn is a simple and delicious side dish recipe that you simply must try! You will love this Mexican street corn salad recipe.
Prep Time
15 minutes
Active Time
30 minutes
Total Time
45 minutes
6 people
Appetizer, Side Dish
Estimated Cost


  • 3 cups corn off the cob
  • 2 Tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle pepper
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • juice from one lime
  • 3 Tablespoons cilantro (fresh chopped)
  • cups cotija cheese (crumbled)
  • 1 avocado (diced)
  • ½ red bell pepper (diced)
  • ½ red onion (diced)
  • one jalapeno (cored, seeded, and minced)
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • fresh black pepper (to taste)
  • 6 lime wedges


  1. To begin making your Mexican street corn, roast the corn on a grill if possible. A little char adds a LOT of flavors! You could also roast it in the oven for a few minutes; just be sure to caramelize some of the sugars in whichever way possible
  2. Next, add the corn to an oven-proof bowl or pan, and then add the melted butter. Toss to coat all of the corn.

  3. In another bowl, add the mayonnaise, chipotle pepper powder, half of the cilantro, lime juice, celery salt, and black pepper. Mix well and add to the corn. Mix this well too.

  4. Next, gently mix in the onion, peppers, jalapeno, and avocado. You want these to stay chunky, so mix carefully.

  5. When you have it all mixed, sprinkle the top with the cotija cheese.

  6. Bake this Mexican street corn in an oven at 300°F for 20 minutes or so. You'll want to cheese to melt, to lightly brown, and to warm the salad through.

  7. Just before serving, add the remaining cilantro and garnish with lime wedges.


If you want to make this into a dip, blend before warming.


Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 769mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 863IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Carol L says

    Just wondering about “cotija cheese.” You give links for mayonnaise, chipotle pepper and celery salt (seriously, people don’t know where to get mayonnaise, chipotle pepper or celery salt???), but I have NEVER even heard of cotija cheese.
    What is it, and where do you get it? I haven’t ever seen it at my grocer, who carry tons of unusual cheeses.
    Is there a substitute you can use? Like cream cheese? Goat cheese?
    the recipe looks good, I’ll have to try it