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Mexican Street Corn Salad Recipe

Mexican Street Corn Salad (Elote Deconstructed)

Mexican Street Corn Salad Recipe is deconstructed Elote or Mexican Street Corn, a popular Mexican street food, served in a bowl, instead of as corn on the cob, and covered with a fantastic chili lime cream sauce and cotija cheese.
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Corn, Corn Salad, Mexican Corn, Mexican Corn Salad, Mexican Street Corn, Mexican Street Corn Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 107kcal
Author Michele @ Flavor Mosaic


  • 5 ears corn on the cob (or 2 16-ounce bags frozen corn, thawed and drained)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 small red onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced (For less heat, use fewer. For more heat, add more.)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Mexican crema (or sour cream)
  • 1/2 cup Cotija Cheese crumbled
  • 1/3 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (Juice from about 2 limes)
  • 1 dash Chili Powder


  • Remove kernels of the corn from the cob. 
  • Add oil to large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add corn to skillet and stir. Cook for about 5 - 7 minutes or until the corn starts to char.
  • Remove the corn and place in a bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients, except chili powder, in the bowl and stir until everything is combined.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve. Just before serving, garnish with jalapeno slices, chopped cilantro, extra crumbled cotija cheese, and a dash of chili powder.



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Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 33.7mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 0.4mg