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Mexican Street Corn Salad

Make this quick and easy Mexican Street Corn Salad for your next party. It's refreshing, delicious, and creamy. It also pairs really well with almost anything.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: mexican corn salad, mexican street corn salad
Servings: 6 people
Author: Tania


  • 4 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • Olive oil for pan
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup diced red onions
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 large avocado, small diced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cotija cheese or queso fresco
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet, heat some olive oil on high heat and cook corn undisturbed until slightly charred, about 3-5 minutes. Make sure to arrange in one layer, and do it in batches if needed. After the bottom of the corn has charred a bit, stir to get the other side slightly charred as well.
  • Set aside and let it cool. Tip: arrange in a sheet pan to allow it to cool faster.
  • In a large bowl, mix mayonnaise, lime juice, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder. Add corn, onions, and tomatoes. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • The add avocado and cotija cheese and stir slightly and carefully so the avocado doesn’t get mushy.
  • Top with more cotija cheese crumbles and more cilantro for garnish. Enjoy!