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Mexican Corn Salad on a serving plate

Mexican Corn Salad

Sweet corn, tangy dressing, tart cheese, the smokiness of charred veggies -- say hello to Mexican Corn Salad, your next veggie side dish obsession!
Course Salad, Side Dish
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 10 people
Calories 342kcal
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: 1serving | Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 440mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 317IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 1mg