The Holiday weekend is almost here and I am busy thinking about all the yummies I am going to fix. One dish I know for sure is this Mexican Street Corn Salad. It is a perfect side for this Holiday weekend.
It is so much more than corn
Ok, obviously corn is a HUGE part of this dish but that is not all there is to it. There is also lime, cheese, herbs, chili powder, sour cream…and a few more things.
Let me tell you it all comes together to create a delicious corn salad, that you can serve warm or chilled, that everyone is sure to LOVE!!
It starts with a little char
I have made this dish a few times. Sometimes I grill the corn outside and sometimes inside, and either is delicious, so this time I went with inside, just to save some time.
I sprayed the corn with a little olive oil spray and then seasoned with salt, pepper and chili powder and then let it get nice and charred. This will add a ton of flavor to the dish.
This is also my favorite way to eat corn on the cob period…I love to grill it so much.
If you are using thawed frozen corn, I would still sauté it in a pan with a little olive oil and spices to get a little char on it. It really does add so much flavor.
Take it off the cob
I have a simple little trick to get corn off the cob. I place a measuring cup or a bowl, upside down, in the middle of a baking sheet that has high sides. Place the cob on top of the cup and using a VERY sharp knife I run it down the side of the cob cutting off all the kernels. As you cut them they fall into the pan, making it super easy to grab them all up after you are done.
I didn’t know this tip the first few times I cut the kernels off the cob and they went EVERYWHERE!! With this tip all the kernels stay in one place making it so much easier.
Now comes my favorite part…the DRESSING
To make this salad really something AMAZING I combined a few of my favorite things…sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, cilantro and cojita cheese (or queso fresco). For me I love either, but cojita cheese is my favorite.
All these flavors come together to make a rich & creamy dressing that really makes this dish so, so good. The corn is still the star of the dish but this dressing helps take it to the next level.
Love this so much!!
This is really is a must make for your next get together. It is a dish everyone is sure to LOVE!!!