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This salad was inspired by the recipes I've seen for grilled Mexican corn on the cob--mayo, lime, cotija cheese--just adjusted for those that would rather not eat corn on the cob or to save time (and grill space) during your bbq! Can be served cold or at room temp.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Grill corn in the husks on the preheated grill, turning occasionally, to desired tenderness, about 15 minutes; some charring is fine. Remove from the grill. Remove and discard husks and silk when cool enough to handle. Cut kernels off into a medium bowl.

  • Add lime juice and chili powder, then mix in cotija cheese, cilantro, mayonnaise, and pepper until thoroughly combined. Taste and add salt if necessary.

Cook's Notes:

I've used a good feta cheese when I couldn't find cotija. Paprika can be used in place of chili powder.

You can soak the corn in the husks if you want; I don't normally soak them.

Nutrition Facts

209 calories; protein 7.2g; carbohydrates 13.7g; fat 15.2g; cholesterol 28.3mg; sodium 357.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2020
Everything was coming together nicely until that 4th tablespoon of mayo went in. It was way to overdressed and took away from the corn which should be the star. I'm still giving this 4 stars because if the mayo was reduced, the other ingredients were spot on. I'll start with 2 tablespoons next time and go from there. Also make sure to pull the husk down to expose some of the corn so that you get that grilled char on it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2020
Everything was coming together nicely until that 4th tablespoon of mayo went in. It was way to overdressed and took away from the corn which should be the star. I'm still giving this 4 stars because if the mayo was reduced, the other ingredients were spot on. I'll start with 2 tablespoons next time and go from there. Also make sure to pull the husk down to expose some of the corn so that you get that grilled char on it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2020
Very good as good as the street vendors, and that says a lot. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2020
Hubby didn’t want to use the grill the day I planned this - no worries - I wrapped the husked ears in foil and roasted them in the oven. The store I shopped for grocery pickup had a limited selection of cheese (hence, no cotija); but I did get crumbly Queso cheese (the one shaped in a round). This was really yummy. Second helpings ?? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2021
I loved this recipe. I added garlic and I used half mayo half sour cream. I will make it again, it was a hit at the table Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2021
This is a great summer side dish. We didn't change a thing (though I eyeballed the cheese and may have added more than the recipe called for). My husband doesn't like to eat corn while it is on the cob, so this "off-the-cob" salad was great. I think it would make a great side to bring to a cookout. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2021
I love this salad! Can't get enough of it!!! I've made the recipe with no changes, and it's wonderful. It's also super forgiving in terms of the spices you use - I've substituted and winged it with spices since making it the first time, and it's been great every time! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2021
I served this to a family of seven and everyone one loved it and raved about It! I made it exactly as the recipe stated and it was fantastic! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More