Mexican Corn Salad

Mexican Corn Salad

Like the iconic street food version, creamy, tangy dressing coats this delicious Mexican Corn Salad. It’s packed with Mexican flavors & just a hint of heat!
Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword How Do I Make Mexican Corn Salad, How To Make Mexican Corn Salad, Mexican Corn Salad, Mexican Corn Salad Recipe, Mexican Corn Salad Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 812kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 3 (15 Ounce) Bags Corn Kernels, Thawed and Well Drained
  • 1/2 Cup Red Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper, Seeded and Finely Chopped
  • 2 Cups Grape Tomatoes, Cut in Half
  • 4-5 Radishes, Thinly Sliced


  • 3/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 1/2 Lime Zested and Juiced
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper


  • 10 Ounces Cojita, Crumbled
  • 3/4 Cup Pepitas
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro, Chopped


  • In a large, heavy bottom skillet, heat the vegetable oil over high heat. Add corn and red onion and cook, until corn is slightly charred, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Turn heat to low and add garlic, and jalapeno and cook for 1 minute longer. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cooled corn, cut tomatoes, and radishes.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients until they are well combined.
  • TO SERVE: Add just enough of the dressing to coat the cooled corn mixture and gently fold. 
  • Taste. Add more dressing if desired (You may have some dressing leftover). Pour salad out on a serving platter.
  • Sprinkle the top of salad with cojita, pepitas, and remaining 1/2 cup cilantro. Serve


Serving: 1/4 of the recipe | Calories: 812kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 1104mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 1395IU | Vitamin C: 25.5mg | Calcium: 397mg | Iron: 2mg