Looking for a salad that is packed with flavor? Your search is over!! Mexican Street Corn Salad does that!



Mexican Street Corn Salad


This pasta salad is way easy to make . It’s chuck full of charred corn, bacon, and queso fresco cheese, and the creamy chili lime dressing will put it over the top Trust me, you need to take this to your next BBQ!


Mexican Street Corn Salad


For the Chili Lime Dressing
3/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup sour cream
3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
1 lime, juice and zest
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)

For the Pasta Salad
2 (12-ounces) bags frozen corn or 5 to 6 ears of fresh corn
small bag cooked pasta (any small shaped pasta)
6 green onions, sliced
1/2 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
1/8 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup queso fresco cut into small cubes
1 package bacon, cooked until crispy and chopped into bite-size pieces
salt and black pepper to taste

PREPARE CORN: In a Cast Iron Skillet or Regular Skillet
Heat a 1-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the corn kernels in a single layer and cook. Stir and cook until the corn is charred. You may have to repeat this process until all the corn is nicely charred. You won’t need any oil.
To Make the Chili-Lime Dressing
In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, minced garlic, lime zest and juice, chili powder and cayenne. Whisk until well combined.
Make the Pasta Salad
In a large bowl, mix the charred corn, the cooked pasta, green onions, jalapeño, cilantro, and cheese.
Pour the mayonnaise mixture over the corn/pasta mixture and toss well. Add the bacon and mix together. Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Serve immediately or refrigerate to serve later.

Looking for more salad ideas? Check out Peach, Chicken and Caramelized Corn SaladWatermelon Salad, and Hawaiian Macaroni Salad.










  1. It is 10 pm and time for bed as I have discovered this post and recipe. It has made me soooo hungry!! Absolutely making this tomorrow. Have all the ingredients on hand. Looks so scrumptious and your photos are beautiful. Thanks for linking up with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

  2. I’ve never made pasta salad, let alone mexican street corn salad but this recipe makes me want to make it! It looks easy to make and a great addition to a party. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm.

  3. We are going to love your Mexican Street Corn Salad, it looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,448 and hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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