MEXICAN STREET CORN SALAD

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

This an easy to make pasta salad. It’s full of charred corn, bacon, and queso fresco cheese, and the creamy chili lime dressing puts it to the next level. You can’t go wrong taking this to your next party. It will be a party favorite and a great dish to take to your next potluck.

Ingredients:

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

Directions:
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.


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14 thoughts on “MEXICAN STREET CORN 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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