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Esquites (Mexican Elotes Salad)

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Elote, made from grilled corn on the cob and slathered in deliciousness, is a popular street food that shows up at the local fair every year. Esquites are an off-the-cob version that makes a refreshing salad on a hot summer day. Top with more Cotija cheese and a dusting of Tajin®."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 198
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 ears of corn)

Directions

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  1. Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet over high heat until shimmering. Add corn kernels, in batches if necessary. Stir briefly; sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Cook, without stirring, until corn is slightly charred, about 2 minutes. Stir once and cook for 1 minute more. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Mix shallot, mayonnaise, and chile powder together in a large bowl. Stir in the corn and jalapeno until well coated in dressing. Stir in 1/2 of the cilantro and Cotija cheese. Taste and season as desired. Top with the remaining cilantro. Serve each portion with a lime wedge.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 198 calories; 11.6 21.3 6.5 16 243 Full nutrition

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I love this refreshing salad. Use freshly picked corn for best flavor.