Mexican Street Corn Salad

After finding this recipe on serious eats I figured it would go well as a side to our fajitas what I wasn’t expecting to find was a dish that I will be making for years to come.  My wife is a HUGE queso fan and after trying this she said that the street corn “might be better than” queso (I can’t tell you how seriously she takes her queso).  Do yourself a favor and make this recipe.

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Charring some sweet corn

Charring some sweet corn

The other ingredients waiting on the corn

The other ingredients waiting on the corn

May not be the best looking dish but you will thank yourself for making it after you taste it.

May not be the best looking dish but you will thank yourself for making it after you taste it.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 ears fresh sweet corn, shucked, kernels removed
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 ounces feta crumbles
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and stemmed, finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • red pepper flakes, to taste

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over high heat until shimmering. Add corn kernels, season to taste with salt. Allow the corn to cook for 2 – 3 minutes before stirring.  Continue to cook and stir occasionally until the corn has formed a nice char on it, about 10 minutes total.
  2. While the corn is cooking in a bowl add the mayonnaise, cheese, scallions, cilantro, jalapeño, garlic, lime juice, and red pepper flakes and toss to combine.
  3. Add the corn to the bowl and stir until the ingredients are mixed well and taste to adjust seasoning with salt or more hot flakes to taste. Serve immediately.
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One comment

  1. court.coyle@gmail.com · · Reply

    I recently tried this dish and it is the best side dish I have ever had. Thanks for posting!

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