I love me some Mexican street corn (AKA elotes)! Elotes are the perfect balance of crunchy, sweet, tangy and salty, they’re totally mindblowingly delish. If you’ve haven’t had Mexican street corn, essentially it’s a roasted ear of corn, slathered in mayo, then rolled in crumbled cotija cheese, and sprinkled with chili-lime powder. .
I know what you may be thinking, because I thought the same thing….mayo on corn?!?! OH YEAAAA, you HAVE to try it. I promise you won’t regret it. I always order Mexican street corn whenever I go to a summer festival or fair. Then I proceed to cover my face with mayo and cheese. It’s a totally glam experience, trust me. For a crowd, my Mexican street corn salad is the perfect way to get all of the delicious flavor of an elote, in an easy to eat, picnic friendly form
To make this Mexican street corn salad, I take all the ingredients you would use to make a traditional elote, add a little onion and cilantro for even more zesty flair, and you get a show-stopping side that’s way more interesting than boring potato salad. If you’re in a side dish rut, make this Mexican street corn salad, you will find yourself finding any excuse to make it, it’s that good!
Mexican Street Corn (Elote) Salad
A spoonable twist on a Mexican street fare classic.
- 3 cups corn kernels
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup cotija cheese you can substitute feta
- juice of 1/2 lime
- 1/2 tbsp chili lime powder recommended brand: Tajin
- 1 tbsp diced red onion optional
- 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 2 days.