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Mexican Street Corn Salad Recipe

Mexican Street Corn 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.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 396 kcal
Author Debra Maslowski


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Street Corn Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 ounces)
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 769mg32%
Potassium 394mg11%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 863IU17%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 197mg20%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.