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Mexican Street Vendor Style Corn Salad

Rated as 4.48 out of 5 Stars
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"I lived in southern California for many years. Around Cinco de Mayo, there would be fiestas in our neighborhood. Vendors sold grilled corn on the cob prepared with butter, mayonnaise, cotija cheese, chile powder and a lime wedge. They were so delicious! After moving, we'd crave this corn, so I altered the recipe using canned corn and mixed in the same ingredients for a similar treat that doesn't require an outdoor grill."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 140
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Pour the corn into a saucepan, and boil over high heat until hot. Drain well, and return to the saucepan. Stir in the butter, mayonnaise, and cotija cheese. Season to taste with ground red pepper and lime juice. Spoon into a serving dish, and garnish with a sprig of cilantro to serve.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note
  • You can grate Cotija or you can dice it. I prefer the grated because it doesn't overpower the corn.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 140 calories; 6.4 20.7 3.8 9 395 Full nutrition

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Just had this. Great flavor combo. I altered the construction in that I layered the mayo, then cheese, and lastly hot sauce (instead of ground red pepper) on top of the seasoned corn. Didn't mis...

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I did not care for this recipe. I used grated parmesan instead of cotija. A different cheese wouldn't have saved this recipe.

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Just had this. Great flavor combo. I altered the construction in that I layered the mayo, then cheese, and lastly hot sauce (instead of ground red pepper) on top of the seasoned corn. Didn't mis...

I made this recipe for a friends Mexican pot-luck night and it was great. I could not find Cotija cheese so I used grated Minas cheese instead and it worked perfectly.

Good corn recipe, very easy. Only problem that I had was that the cheese melted and clumped together, so it did not lend too much flavor. Next time I will just pass the cheese around for every...

This is sooooo good I made it two nights in a row! I used frozen corn (personal preference) however this recipe only served 3. Loved the lime juice. Will make again and again.

YUM. This was so delicious. It was perfect with the cilantro lime rice I served as another side. I used a generous pinch of cayenne pepper and I could have used 2 and it would have been more to ...

Love it. It's easy to make and very satisfying. I'm going to try it with fresh corn.

I did not care for this recipe. I used grated parmesan instead of cotija. A different cheese wouldn't have saved this recipe.

This recipe is true to the real Mexican street vendor style. I grew up in Los Angeles where Mexican food is no stranger. From tamales, chicharones, and corn, these vendors are out on the daily (...

This is a great version but its even better with fresh grilled corn (works with steamed corn as well). I grew up spending many summers in Mexico as a kid and this was a great treat. I used cor...