Creamy Mexican Street Corn Salad Recipe: This Elote Salad Recipe Is a Fresh & Flavorful by Donna John

Creamy Mexican Street Corn Salad Recipe: This Elote Salad Recipe Is a Fresh & Flavorful

If you're looking for a fun, fresh side dish recipe for chickenbeef, pork, seafood or for taco night, here it is! This easy Mexican street corn salad recipe whips up in minutes and complements almost any meal.

The fresh corn salad is made with corn, mayonnaise, sour cream, cotija cheese, chili powder, garlic powder, fresh lime juice, green onions and chopped cilantro. The quick salad recipe really does taste like Mexican street corn! You could substitute plain Greek yogurt for either the mayonnaise or the sour cream. For a little heat, stir in some chopped jalapeno.

Enjoy this delicious Mexican recipe as a side dish, or even as a light lunch or dinner. It's the perfect potluck recipe or salad to take to a barbecue or cookout. So simple and so good!

Cuisine: Mexican/American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 4 cups fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 cup cotija cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put everything into a bowl. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. Garnish with more cotija and fresh cilantro.

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Chili Powder $3 & Up
Garlic Powder $3 & Up
Juicers $5 & Up
Mayonnaise $3 & Up

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Donna John
I made this to go with our tacos on Taco Eve. So simple to make and loaded with flavor. I loved that it was served at room temperature, so one less thing to have to cook or keep warm.
Elisa Schmitz
How amazing, Donna John ! Looks incredibly simple and flavorful. #yum
This sounds wonderful...

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