Mexican Street Corn Salad (Ensalada De Elotes)

Inspired by Mexican street corn (elotes), this salad contains all the ingredients you would use to make elotes in a spoonable, picnic friendly version!

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Inspired by Mexican street corn (elotes), this Mexican Street Corn Salad contains all the ingredients you would use to make elotes in a spoonable, picnic friendly version!

Mexican Street Corn Elote Salad | Delish D'Lites

Corn on the cob is one of my all time favorite sides. How can you make corn even better? Do what Mexico does, and slather it with mayo, cheese and spice, of course! 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.  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.

What is Mexican Street Corn (Elotes)?

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. They’re as ubiquitous as hot dogs are to NYC, you can literally find eloteros everywhere in Mexican, selling this mouth-watering treat on a stick!

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What Ingredients are used to make Mexican Street Corn (Elotes)?

The main ingredients for Mexican street corn are roasted corn, mayo, cotija cheese and 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. Some eloteros also slather the roasted corn cob with butter. To make this Mexican street corn salad, I take all the ingredients you would use to make a traditional elote, add a little onion (totally optional) and cilantro for even more zesty flair, and you get a show-stopping side that’s way more interesting than boring potato salad.

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What To Serve With Mexican Street Corn Salad?

This dish is perfect for a Cinco De Mayo fiesta, here are some recipe pairings that would be perfect!

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!

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Mexican Street Corn (Elote) Salad

A spoonable twist on a Mexican street fare classic.

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword elote, mexican street corn
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Delish D’Lites

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion optional

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Mexican Street Corn Salad (Ensalada De Elotes)

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6 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    I will make this today w tacos.
    Looks delicious. Btw where did u buy the big pot that u use to make arros con gandules?

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I’m a Puerto Rican girl living in paradise (Florida), and the creative mind behind Delish D’Lites. I love sharing my family recipes and travel inspired cuisine! My favorite things include collecting passport stamps, twerking to Latin music, and kissing puppies. Follow along on social.