Mexican Street Corn Salad

My husband and I love Mexico for so many reasons, one of them being the awesome street food. On our last trip to Mexico, we stayed in Sayulita, which is located near Puero Vallarta, and they had amazing street vendors everywhere. We ate our fair share of food that trip, but one item stood out in my mind; the street corn. Mexican Street Corn is normally served on the cob, grilled, smothered in mayo, chili powder, cilantro, cotija and a squeeze of lime. Excellent! But very messy. So I decided to turn Mexican street corn into a salad…with the heat of jalapeno to take it over the top.

What you need:

  • Grill or Stove top
  • Knife
  • Spoon


  • Corn on the Cob
  • Jalapenos
  • Chili Powder
  • Mayonnaise
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Cotija Cheese
  • Limes

Girls your corn just so it’s slightly charred. This not only adds color, but it adds depth to the flavor of the sweet corn. Cut it off of the cobb. You can also use frozen corn, but the salad becomes much more watery. I highly recommend the fresh sweet corn. Add your mayo, spices, cilantro, cotija, jalapeño and lime. Stir until well combined. Top with more cilantro, jalapeno and cotija. Enjoy this Mexican street corn salad with your favorite grilling proteins, or make it a topping for your favorite tacos! Either way, this will become one of your favorite summer sides.

This can also be eaten as a dip! Try it with my homemade tortilla chips!

Mexican Street Corn Salad

This is the best corn salad you will ever eat! Mark my words!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 225 kcal


  • Grill or gas burner
  • Knife
  • Spoon
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons


  • 4 ears corn
  • 2 diced jalapenos
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup crumbles cotija cheese
  • juice of two limes


  • Grill the corn so it is charred slightly. Let cool and cut off the cobb. Mix all ingredients together, and chill before serving. It's the easiest, most delicious salad you will ever make! And it's sure to impress!
Keyword corn, corn salad, kalejunkie, kalememaybe, Mexican street corn, salad, summer salad

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