Mexican Street Corn Salad

emily maxson

By Emily Maxson

Mexican Street Corn Salad

 

I love Mexican street corn and I also love a good green salad. I was craving both one day so I decided to combine the two in one dish. The recipe that resulted has become the most requested menu item in my house this summer. It is simple to make and full of great flavor. Enjoy!

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Mexican Street Corn Salad

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x

Ingredients

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Salad Ingredients:

1 large or 2 small heads of romaine washed and dried

2 tsp olive oil

1 cup diced onion

4 cobs of corn

1/2 tsp salt

1/8 tsp cayenne

4 oz. Cojita cheese crumbled

1/3 cup roasted and salted pepitas

1 bunch fresh cilantro chopped

1 jalapeño sliced crosswise

Dressing Ingredients:

1/3 cup homemade or good quality mayonnaise

1/3 cup Mexican crema or sour cream

Juice from 1 lime

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cayenne

Instructions

  1. Chop the romaine lettuce and place in a large salad bowl or platter.
  2. Cut the corn kernels off of the cob.
  3. In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil.
  4. Add the diced onions and corn kernels to the pan and sauté over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the salt and cayenne pepper and cook for about 10-12 minutes or until some of the corn and onions are caramelized and golden brown.
  6. Meanwhile, whisk together the dressing ingredients and set aside.
  7. Place the corn and onion mixture over the romaine lettuce.
  8. Sprinkle the Cojita cheese and cilantro on top of the corn.
  9. Drizzle the dressing over the salad then top with the pepitas and sliced jalapeños.
  10. Serves 4-6.
  • Author: Emily Maxson
  • Prep Time: 18 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
emily maxson

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Food is my passion. I am inspired by both the art and the science of the culinary world. I enjoy being in my kitchen creating, testing and writing recipes to share with you. I believe that cooking food at home is one of the best things you can do for your health, and it doesn’t have to be complicated.

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eat · heal · thrive

Hi everyone! Thank you for visiting Emily’s Fresh Kitchen. I am a trained chef and cookbook author and I love to eat, cook, and think about food. I enjoy working with nutrient-rich foods and creating meals that not only taste good, but assist the body in fighting illness and disease.

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