This Mexican Street Corn Salad Recipe is a lighter version of traditional street corn. With roasted corn, fresh tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeño and quest fresco this makes a fantastic side dish for potlucks, parties and barbecues.
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Healthy Mexican Street Corn Salad
This corn salad is super simple to make and is full of flavor. We aren’t adding the mayonnaise that other street corn salads use, making this a healthy side dish option.
Fresh corn, tomatoes and cilantro make this the perfect summer recipe!
Cotija Cheese vs Queso Fresco
Traditional street corn uses cotija cheese which is an aged hard and salty cheese. I do not prefer the flavor and texture so I use queso fresco instead. Queso fresco is a creamier mild cheese. If you like cojita feel free to use it in this corn salad.
How To Prepare Corn For This Salad
Is Street Corn Salad Vegan and Vegetarian
It is vegetarian and can easily be made vegan! This is a salad made with veggies, veggies and more veggies. The dressing is a mixture of oil and lime juice making this the perfect vegetarian side dish!
Just omit the cheese to make this dish vegan friendly.
Ingredients Needed For This Corn Salad (screenshot for grocery list)
- Fresh Corn
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Queso Fresco
- Chili Powder
How Do You Make Mexican Corn Salad
- Grill or cook corn using preferred method. Cut corn kernels from cobs. Here is a tutorial for 3 Ways To Cut Corn From The Cob.
- In large bowl stir together corn, lime juice, oil, jalapeño, tomatoes, cilantro and chili powder.
- Gently toss in quest fresco. Salt to taste.
What Do You Serve With Mexican Corn Salad
Taco Cheese Stuffed Meatballs: Melty cheese filled meatballs that are spiced with taco seasoning.
Easy Shrimp Tacos: Spicy shrimp tacos with corn salad makes a great healthy Mexican food dinner.
Cast Iron Flank Steak: Eat this steak on its own or in tacos. Delicious however you serve it.
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas: Fajitas and corn salad are a perfect duo.
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Nutrition Information Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 189Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 5mgSodium 230mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 4gSugar 10gProtein 6g
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